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Give a penny. That is an order.

RoundingAren't pennies annoying? They clog your pockets during the day and annoy your significant other as your end-of-day pocket dump results in a pile of copper that can be put up for bid on the Commodities Exchange.

Is there a solution? Finally, yes. Stay Free! crossword constructor Francis Heaney found a restaurant that has decided to solve the problem for you. By rounding up.

This will come as a great relief to those among us who get antsy when their credit card bill isn't divisible by a nickel.

Posted by Charles Star on 12/07/2006 | Permalink


hey, i had a restaurant charge me 50 cents for picking up an order. not delivery, pick-up.

Posted by: mikelite | Dec 7, 2006 5:32:25 PM

That's nothing. An official statement from the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC said that for the convenience of their patrons they will round up all sales to the nearest dollar. So that $7.25 pint of Guinness is now $8.00. Gee thanks but you still have to tip the barkeep on top of that so $9 beers is much more convenient than having to carry around all those quarters don't you think?

Posted by: TYLER | Dec 8, 2006 9:03:27 AM

Why not round up to the nearest $100?

Posted by: Paul | Dec 9, 2006 3:05:18 PM

It could always be a mob payoff, it's Brooklyn right?

Posted by: Stephen Hawking's Amazing Flying Lawn Chair Device | Dec 11, 2006 3:30:32 AM

That's special? Here in Australia the 'penny' was gotten rid of over 20 years ago and since then every bill is rounded DOWN to the nearest 5--unless you're paying by credit card!

Posted by: Jonno | Dec 22, 2006 4:29:14 AM

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