I know the eight cent story is true!
Cashiers give me that confused look all the time, say when something is 4.76 and I give them 5.01. Isn’t it obvious?
I work at a large university. It just blows me away when these kids come in to my office and don’t know how to write a check! I even had a young fella the other day put his own name in the "pay to the order of…" space where he was supposed to put the Univeristy’s name. I understand that a lot of people use check cards for convenience but for certain things you need the paper check and should know how to write one!