Hey, everyone, this is my first post here so please be gentle!
I work at the arcade at the largest movie theatre in my province.
Two little girls approach the counter, they look like they're maybe 5-7 years old. The shorter of the two is the one who does all the talking, we'll call her Little Girl.
LG has a $5 bill and a $20 bill in her hand and begins to speak to me. I can hardly understand what she's asking but I thought she was asking which bill was worth how much.
So I tell her, "well, this one is worth $5 because it has a 5 on it."
LG says she knew that already. She then asks in a strange way "do you have any toys for 5 or 20?" She didn't seem to understand that she could use both bills at once and have a combined $25.
Anyway, I tell her that the toys are not for sale. I don't think she understood what I meant because she continued to ask me the same question rephrased.
I told her 3 times, "I'm sorry, the toys are not for sale.
" Eventually I simply said "you can't give us money and we can't give you toys" to which LG replied with the infamous child's plea: "BUT WHY?!"
I proceed to explain to her that she has to play the games to get tickets which she can the use to get toys. I get a great big "ooooh" from her.
She leaves and I go to tell a coworker about this girl.
A few minutes later she returns with her father. They ask for $5 worth of credits and LG's father takes her $5 bill to pay. I tell them they need another $0.25 for tax.
The man asks his daughter if she has a quarter. LG puts on a face of genuine confusion. She thinks it's all over, she gave her $5.
LG's father covered the tax for her not wanting to have to explain everything to the girl.
This isn't one of the best stories on here but I found LG pretty funny. Kids say the darnedest things