Many shop assistants are very low paid. They often hardly get enough money to provide their 15 children with sufficient space hoppers or socks, so the incentive for them to make a little money on the side from unsuspecting customers is quite strong.
If the shop assistant gives you two crisp £5 notes as your change, then you have definitely been shafted. Yes, two £5 notes, especially new ones that are crisp is quite a good feeling, but THIS ISN'T ENOUGH! The best way to avoid this happening is:
- Don't go shopping at all.
- Work out what your change should be BEFORE you approach the till.
- Only pay the exact amount of money each time.
Well I hope that has helped you to avoid being shafted in shop. Next week: How to avoid being shafted in a brothel.