Is it rude to put money on the counter instead of a cashiers hand?

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asked Sep 8, 2011 by Caelan (1,656 points)
Is it rude to put money on the counter instead of a cashiers hand? I personally don't think it is much of a big deal. Interested to hear what you guys think... :)

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answered Sep 8, 2011 by Xiro (4,448 points)
I always hand it directly to them and make sure the bills are folded in a way that will go into the till with ease.

Setting it down for them to pick up seems a bit pointless or even worse if their hand is out.
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answered Sep 8, 2011 by Billy Aoki (3,656 points)
In Asian countries, especially Japan and Korea it's pretty rude to just sit down the money on the table. The money is usually given to the cashier with both hands holding it, or held on one hand and that arm being supported by another hand somewhere in between the wrist and elbow if the table separating the customer and cashier is too wide.

When receiving the change however, the cashier should hand the money to you with both hands and you'd receive them with both hands as well, or like I mentioned with the support the other arm thingy.

Personally, I chose to do it the way I just mentioned especially in restaurants or stores that give good service. Also, when I hand over the money, I smile at them.
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answered Sep 8, 2011 by wordkev (676 points)
I only put the money in the cashier's hand if she's a hot female. Just being honest. :)
commented Sep 9, 2011 by talonthegeek (421 points)
Me too! LOL
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answered Sep 8, 2011 by Nebula (146 points)
I normally put the cash in the cleavage if it's a hot female. I thought this was the norm?
commented Sep 8, 2011 by wordkev (676 points)
Dude, I think that's sexual harassment.
commented Sep 8, 2011 by Chuckys Child (100 points)
no it's solicitation, and nebula got himself slapped and arrested.
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answered Sep 8, 2011 by sfrancis928 (2,716 points)
I work at a retail store and I really don't care whether they hand me the money or slide it to me. However it's a little awkward when they just put a bill down in front of them and I'm not sure whether they're gonna be grabbing some more change to go with it or if they just want me to take it. So there's that awkward moment of me trying to figure out whether they want me to take what they put down or to wait for more.

So I say it's totally fine to put it down, but make sure to slide it over or at least place it closer to the cashier to avoid a slightly awkward moment. But to avoid it altogether, you could just hand it to them. I always hand the customers their change.
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