I never seem to have a $1 coin on me. I might have a $50 note, 5, 10 or 20 cent coins but for whatever reason, rarely a dollar (luckily I don’t travel on the MRT in this country very much; apparently the $1 coin with its 8 sided design was specially crafted to counteract the bad feng shui of having to travel under ground. The rationale being that most people carry them).
The point to all of this is that Cold Storage trollies (certainly at their Jelita branch as well as at The Market Place in Tanglin Mall) accept 20 cent coins, not just dollar coins. This is only mildly exciting news, I admit, even to the most desperate of housewives; I’m only so thrilled about it because it means I now no longer have to queue at Customer Service to get change.
I must take this opportunity to credit my sources and to clearly state that this is not my own ingenious discovery; it belongs to my good friend LL (although God knows how she found out about it).
Whilst on the subject of Cold Storage, I feel that now might be a good time for them to consider re-evaluating their so-called special offers:
I love a bargain and rarely read the small print but, in a fit of efficiency, yesterday I did and I noticed that their ‘Special Offer Danish Bacon’ constituted a breathtakingly feeble 15 cent saving on the original price (see bottom right of picture above: ‘Save $0.15’).
Let’s just get something straight: 15 cents is not a saving, it’s practically the proper price. Perhaps they missed out the ‘per’ in the sentence? ‘Save 15 percent’ would at least be a start.
OK, rant over. Here endeth the lesson.