We Listen to Learn

Last week I ate at a fast food restaurant. I paid for my food and occupied a booth. Halfway through my meal, it occurred to me that the cashier had short changed me.
Before I ordered my food, I had asked if she would have change for RM100, knowing sometimes cashiers would have to go through some trouble for change for the big notes. She said yes. So I ordered, and gave her RM103.20 for my meal of RM13.20.
Halfway through my meal, I realised (and checked my purse) that she had given me RM86.80. She had assumed I had given her only RM100.00. I checked my receipt, and to my dismay, she had keyed in RM100.00 as cash paid for my meal!
RM3.20 may not be a lot to you, but I’d say it’s still money.
Luckily, the assistant manager accepted my explanation when I approached him, pointing out the cashier to him. He apologised and gave me back the exact change. I smiled gratefully.
As he returned my money, the cashier asked him what was happening. He explained that she had short changed me.
I repeated the facts to her, explaining what had gone wrong, but she stared at me blankly, oblivious to her mistake.
I was frustrated and annoyed with the shit-face look she gave me. She just glanced at me for a while, and then looked away, as if I was invisible. Don’t you just hate it when some people deliberately don’t want to listen and learn from their mistakes?
Is this an example of the “tidak apa” (don’t care or don’t give a shit) attitude?
If I had woken up on the wrong side of the bed that morning, I would have told her off.
I just walked away, muttering, “ignorant bitch” under my breath as it would have been a waste of effort making her understand that we have to learn from our mistakes in order to be a better person.

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