Saturday, June 6, 2009
When you begin to pay close attention to money, you start to see the world a bit differently. One of the interesting outcomes to watching every penny closely is that I see plastered all over the incorrect usage of money symbols. When I see something listed as 0.99¢Holy Crap! That is cheap! That means the item is less than one penny! The ¢ symbol means the unit is cents, not dollars, so there is no need for the "0." 99¢ or ¢99 would be perfectly fine by me. I've gotten to the point that when I see this, if I'm feeling feisty, I put the item on the counter and 1 penny. The ensuing dialog is priceless and provides lots of cheap entertainment (for me at least). I've come back later and see the prices fixed.