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As I waited in line to pay at a café in Montréal, the customer ahead of me tried to pay by debit, payer par débit, with his bank card.

When you pay by debit with a bank card, the amount is withdrawn directly from your bank account (unlike when you pay by credit card where you pay at a later date).

The cashier tried a few times to get the bank card machine to work but was unsuccessful. She let the customer have his order for free.

She then asked me if I would be paying in cash (presumably so she wouldn’t have to give me my order for free too!).

She asked:

Vous payez comptant, monsieur?

Comptant is pronounced like content.

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