Mohammad works in retail. When he is cashing up, he always asks, “Do you want the receipt?” The other day he called out to a man who had bought food, fruit, napkins and drinks for about 50 euros and was already driving away with the shopping cart. He came back with a red head, Mohammad perceived him as tense. The man said, “Yes, I am checked at home.” When he came home, he said, his wife would check what he had bought. Mohammad found that interesting. In Afghanistan, from where he came seven years ago, men would work for the family income and not have to justify themselves. Mohammad suspects that with the man, the woman must also be working. And both would probably take turns informing each other so that the money would last until the end of the month. He estimates that more than 80 percent of the adults at his retail store ask for the receipt. Given the current inflation, others have also reported that people are having the receipt given to them more often (e.g., article tun22102603). Mohammad tells us that modern cash registers can only print the receipt immediately after posting, and not after that. So whoever needs it must have it given to him right away: Anyone who wants to use it to check whether Mohammad has entered the prices correctly; anyone who needs the receipt later because of a guarantee; or anyone who needs to justify his purchases to his wife or husband.
Kassenbon, behalten oder wegwerfen? Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL / Batool Hadous