Wednesday, November 15, 2006

No Change

Place: Israel's National Opera House
Scene: Box office
Background: Attempting to purchase Tickets to Magic Flute Childrens' Opera Event

Oh sorry, we don't have change for a hundred shekels (approximately $25 U.S.)
Well...
You can either pay with a credit card or come back another time
Okay I'm starting to get a little bit angry here. I don't want to come back and I don't want to use a card. I want to get the tickets now with cash. That's why I'm here. You're a bleeding box office! You don't have change?
Would you like us to go get change at the coffee shop?

OMG!!! Breathe in. Breathe out.

2 comments:

Savtadotty said...

Cash? It's passe. Have you noticed at the grocery store people using credit cards for 20 shekel purchases, and nobody blinks an eye? I think it's because at least half the shops in Tel Aviv are always out of change. Don't mean to be unsympathetic to your plight, just sayin.

Stefanella said...

Using ATM cards is one thing in a country where ATM use is common. But here, the land of overdrawn accounts driven by high interest credit card holders who don't keep track of spending..plastic is virtual suicide.