Have you ever had a cab driver try to pull the "I don't have any change" scam on you? Well it happened to me today for about the dozenth time, and I'm sick of it. What I'd like to know is this: is a business provider legally obligated to provide correct change for a transaction? If he/she can't provide correct change, what remedy is available to the consumer?
For instance, take what happened to me today. My fare was $14.55, and all I had was a twenty and a ten dollar bill on me. I wanted to give him seventeen dollars, but he claimed that he only had one single to give back to me in the way of change. Do I have the legal right to give him the ten and say "tough luck sir, if you can't make change then that's all that you're getting"?