"Ten Pound notes only accepted on this bus."
Tuesday, 22 August 2006
This is my cash tray. On the left you can see I have about two pounds in 5 pence pieces. The next compartment should have 10 pence pieces, then 20 pence pieces and the last compartment should contain 50pence peices, one pound and two pound coins. When I started I had about £25.00 which is usually enough. But when the first 3 people that get on the bus tender a £10 note change vanishes very quickly. I managed to get 10 one pound coins from an other driver but that went very quickly. In Paignton I managed to get some more change but the next two passengers also had £10 notes. At one point a lady got on and bought a Paignton Megarider (£11.00) and tendered two ten pound notes. She ended up with a five pound note and four pounds in ten and five pence peices; sorry lady but it was the only way I could give you your change. Eventually I got off the bus and had a look to make sure that no one had stuck a notice on the front off the bus saying:-