Complete arsehole shamelessly buys coffee on debit card

The problem goes deeper than just a tax one.

Complete arsehole shamelessly buys coffee on debit card

16 May, 2016. 14:23

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact

AS ANY SMALL BUSINESS OWNER, barista or bar tender will tell you, whenever some poon hands you a credit card for a small dollar purchase, a tiny part of you wants to jump the counter and headbutt them until their eyes roll back into their head.

And then there are deplorable human beings like Simon Bannister.

Explaining casually to his friends over brunch, the Australian economy is quickly becoming a cashless one – and small businesses that rely heavily on cash for tax purposes need to start adapting.

“I know they hate me, I love it,” said the 41-year-old, who tells anybody who’ll listen that he’s 38.

“But why should I inconvenience myself and carry cash when I can keep track of my spending by just using my Debit MasterCard for every purchase I make?”

“Anyway, bar staff and baristas need to learn their place in society. Who are they to throw shade at me when I hand them a credit card for a $3.30 sale? Plus, I’ve just moved into a dodgy, but trendy suburb and carrying large amounts of money on me is just stupid, I could get mugged at any time, day or night.”

On the other side of the wage coin, many coffee makers and beer pourers have hit back at Mr Bannister’s comments, referring to people like him as “the leukaemia of the hospitality industry.”

Hotel all-rounder Sally Druck says it almost goes without saying that when you go to the pub or head out for a coffee, it’s just common courtesy to carry a bit of folding stuff.

“Oh yeah, it’s true all right. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve wanted to throw a jug of scalding hot milk over a loud and obnoxious patron who hands me a credit card for a small purchase, I’d have enough coin to buy this place,” she said.

“The worst people on Earth are the ones who hand you their card and say ‘Savings, please,’ I just don’t get it. Those people should be dragged out of cafes and shot in the street,”

“If you want to make a purchase for anything under $10, then use cash. For the love of God.”

8 Responses to "Complete arsehole shamelessly buys coffee on debit card"

  1. Ex Retail Employee   May 17, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    I noticed this was becoming an issue when I worked in a supermarket and young people particularly, say under 25’s were using a card to pay for a 30 cent lolly, or a packet of gum.

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  2. Sy   May 17, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    I don’t quite get it. tendering a debit or credit card for a small purchase might be annoying for customers behind them in the queue, but why would the barista care? They have to be at their post, whether actually dealing with a customer or not, and paying by card means there’s less likelihood the cashier will make a mistake and get into the poo, or even have to pony up their own money for a shortfall.

    Can’t help thinking people yakking on phones while placing their order would be far more annoying.

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  3. Geoffro   May 18, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    The barista cares cause he’s the owner, manager, barista and the guy who likes to pay the barber around the block for beard manicures that he never actually receives.

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  4. Daniel   October 6, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Savings? What’s wrong with savings? Small business owners don’t pay the transaction fees if you use savings, banks do. But they do with credit, hence the banks pushing paywave so hard.

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  5. Mike   October 6, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    And are these the same baristas that give me a filthy when I hand them a $50 note? Not sure what the big deal is, contactless is faster and most merchant set ups have a minimum charge for the vendor anyway. We all gotta pay our taxes!

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  6. Zedrif   October 6, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    i dont understand paypass is faster than cash registers, only people annoyed by this would be tax avoiders

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  7. Adrian   October 7, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    PayPass
    Faster
    More hiegenic
    Cashless
    Get over it

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