The Green Button is on The bottom Right
The green button is on the bottom right hand side of the credit card machine in Denmark. I do not read Danish, but I assume that green means go. Green means yes, I agree with the price of the item I have just bought. The Danish clerk rings up my purchase. She says something to me in Danish. I slide my magnetic strip through the machine, and type in my pin number. I push the green button. The Danish clerk smiles at me and hands me my receipt and my items. I do not have any Danish Krone in my wallet, I just have a hard plastic card that is connected to my bank account in Boyertown, Pennsylvania, United States of America.
The buttons on the charge machine read, Slet alt, Slet, and Godkend. I know the green button is the one to push without even knowing what Godkend means. The button on a charge machine to accept payment where I live In THe United States is green, and is in the bottom right as well. I assumed the button to accept payment on a charge card in Denmark was green and I was right.
I asked our hosts daughter to translate the Danish that was printed on the red, yellow and green buttons on the charge machine. Slet alt, means to delete everything. Slet means to delete. Godkend means to accept the charge.
There are many differences between Denmark and North America. The things that are important are the same. Both countries have a green button to accept a charge on a credit card machine. I am grateful to be able to shop with ease in Denmark. And shopping after all, is what is really important.
About Pamela Hodges
My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.