Jeff Bezos Change

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Rob Lister
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Jeff Bezos Change

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Jeff Bezos walks into a 7-11 and buys a $1 pack of gum. He hands the Clerk a $100 dollar bill.

How fast does the clerk have to be in giving him his change to make it worth Jeff's time to wait?
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About 1/17th of a second. Which, coincidentally, is how long it should take for a clerk to realize that Jeff Bezos wouldn't have cash on him in the first place.
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Sorry Mr. Bezos, we can't make change for a hundred.

He probably has people to buy his gum for him though, if he chews gum.
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The answer is: the longer the better. Bezos' real intent is to case the joint.
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Rob Lister wrote:The answer is: the longer the better. Bezos' real intent is to case the joint.
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The question presumes he has a choice of either getting his change OR making a a profit off of his holdings during the time it takes for the cashier to ring him up.
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By direct intervention of himself, at that.
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Nyarlathotep wrote:The question presumes he has a choice of either getting his change OR making a a profit off of his holdings during the time it takes for the cashier to ring him up.
No. It presumes he was there for the gum.