'What do we call a 99 now?': Irish Twitter reacts to the 'rounding' of 1c and 2c coins
The times they are a-changin'.
Get it? Like, 'change'? Anyway.
As you may have heard, Ireland is beginning its 'rounding' programme today - following in the footsteps of the Netherlands, Denmark and all those other countries that are usually a few steps ahead of the rest of the world.
The initiative, which will see prices rounded up or down to the nearest 5c, has already caused quite a stir, raising tough questions like "Does this mean we will never again be able to purchase a 99 Flake?".
Here are some of the best points Irish Twitter users have raised about the Better All Round initiative:
Rounding is optional, so: every time your change is rounded up, say nothing. Every time it's rounded down, invoke your opt-out. Profit!
— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) October 28, 2015
Does coin #rounding mean we will never be able to purchase a 99 cone?
— Ciaran McGuire (@Ciaran__McG) October 28, 2015
— Anton Savage (@AntonSavageShow) October 28, 2015
Does coin #rounding mean we will never get a packet of strong mints for 99c again?
— James McNamara (@jimmymacRTE) October 28, 2015
— Juliene Helbert (@j_helbert) October 28, 2015
— Johnny Beirne (@JohnnyBeirne) October 28, 2015
At least the good news is that penny sweets will be free now. Or they would be. If they still existed.