So I almost never use cash anymore because debit cards. I imagine kids today don't often handle cash either, after the experience I had the other day...
I worked ds's book fair and just about every single child paid in cash and all but just 1 or 2 pulled a ball of wadded up singles out of a pocket, along with a handful of change, and plopped it down on the counter next to the register. After plopping, they looked at me expectantly, waiting for me to pick it up, smooth it out, count it, and hand over their books. And every single time I nicely but firmly told them to hand it to me neatly.
When I was a kid, I was taught that paper money should be kept neatly in a wallet, and when paying for something, it should be handed directly to the clerk in a smooth stack, and any coins should be counted out accurately and dropped gently into the clerk's hand. I was taught that it was rude to lay money on the counter and make the clerk pick it up. I was also taught that it was lazy to not count it out myself and to just hand it over and expect the clerk to make sense of it.
Is this just another aspect of the degradation of society that seems so prevalent today or am I just stuffy and fussy? haha I should add that these kids were 6th-9th graders.