Always have exact change or don’t.
So I went to the store next door to get a pack of dish soap. She rings me up for 1,000 idr ( 8 cents usd) I only had 2,000. She gives me change in the form of four Kopiko candies. I’m not even mad. The world needs more of this.
Earlier I went to go get petrol at a local shop. I got one liter and it cost 7,000 idr ( 65 cents usd). When it came time to pay, the smallest bill I had was 20,000 (1.90 usd) and she says “sorry do you have anything smaller?” I’m like, its not some far off denomination. Are you a frickin business and you don’t have 13,000 on you? She says sorry, so we had to buy something else. How convenient for her. We stood there baffled for about 5 mins til we just decided to buy a pack of smokes for our man at our hotel, Gede. Seals the deal nicely. Answer a wtf with another wtf. Gede was like what’s this for, we said just because. The universe doesn’t always make sense and if you like it like that, don’t carry small bills in Bali.