50 receipts that prove that even a small piece of paper can be funny and interesting

The written word has incredible power to either cheer you up or ruin your day. And we’ve all experienced it, whether we know it or not. Even a small compliment or a quality quip can lift your spirits. Meanwhile, reading a nasty opinion or a cruel comment can put you in a bad mood for the whole day. In short, what someone writes can affect others.

You probably wouldn’t expect to find so much creativity, imagination and wit in a humble receipt. But among the boring lines of black ink, you can find some truly wonderful gems. But it takes a keen eye to spot them, as well as a server, retail worker or store owner with the spark of imagination to create them.

Our team is here Boring Panda has collected some of the most interesting receipts and bills that people have had the pleasure of seeing with their own eyes. So much so that all they had to do was take a picture and share it with everyone online.

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite photos as you scroll down and let us know which ones impressed you the most in the comments. Don’t forget to tip your server!

We caught up with British comedy writer Ariane Sherine, who used to work in retail, to get her thoughts on editing and dealing with rude customers. She told Bored Panda why it’s so much easier to write more than to write less, how to self-edit to fit a limited format, and how aspiring writers can find the motivation to write when they’re exhausted from the daily grind. Find our full interview below. Ariane is an author “How to be happy” and many other books. She also shares witty insights about everyday life on Twitter.

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