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Two Dollar Bill - O/T

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by bigdogtx, Mar 25, 2009.

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  1. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2006
    Thought some of you might enjoy this. Too bad our 'wonderful' schools don't teach some history today.

    " Posted March 25, 2009 12:04 PM
    This has a lot of ring in truth about the awareness of this mass public.......jake

    Everyone should start carrying $2 bills!
    I am STILL laughing!! I think we need to quit saving
    our $2 bills and bring them out in public. The younger
    generation doesn't even know they exist.

    On my way home from work, I stopped at Taco Bell for a quick bite to eat In my billfold are a $50 bill and a $2 bill.

    I figure that with a $2 bill, I can get something to eat and not have to worry about anyone getting irritated at me for trying to break a $50 bill.

    Me: 'Hi, I'd like one seven-layer burrito please, to go.'
    Server: 'That'll be $1.04. Eat in?'
    Me: 'No, it's to go.' At this point, I open my billfold and hand him the $2 bill. He looks at it kind of funny.
    Server: 'Uh, hang on a sec, I'll be right back.'

    He goes to talk to his manager, who is still within my earshot. The following conversation occurs between the two of them:

    Server: 'Hey, you ever see a $2 bill?'
    Manager : 'No. A what?'
    Server: 'A $2 bill. This guy just gave it to me.'
    Manager: 'Ask for something else. There's no such thing as a $2 bill.'
    Server: 'Yeah, thought so.' He comes back to me and says, 'We don't take these. Do you have anything else?'
    Me : 'Just this fifty. You don't take $2 bills? Why?'
    Server: 'I don't know.'
    Me: 'See here where it says legal tender?'
    Server: 'Yeah.'
    Me: 'So, why won't you take it?'
    Server: 'Well, hang on a sec.'

    He goes back to his manager, who has been watching me like I'm a shoplifter, and says to him, 'He says I have to take it.'

    Manager: 'Doesn't he have anything else?'
    Server: 'Yeah, a fifty. I'll get it and you can open the safe and get change
    Manager: 'I'm not opening the safe with him in here.'
    Server: 'What should I do?'
    Manager: 'Tell him to come back later when he has real money.'
    Server : 'I can't tell him that! You tell him.'
    Manager: 'Just tell him.'
    Server: 'No way! This is weird. I'm going in back.

    The manager approaches me and says, 'I'm sorry, but we don't take big bills this time of night.'

    Me: 'It's only seven o'clock! Well then, here's a two dollar bill.'
    Manager: 'We don't take those, either.'
    Me: 'Why not?'
    Manager: 'I think you know why.'
    Me: 'No really, tell me why.'
    Manager : 'Please leave before I call mall security.'
    Me: 'Excuse me?'
    Manager: 'Please leave before I call mall security.'
    Me: 'What on earth for?'
    Manager: 'Please, sir.'
    Me: 'Uh, go ahead, call them.'
    Manager: 'Would you please just leave?'
    Me: 'No.'
    Manager: 'Fine -- have it your way then.'
    Me: 'Hey, that's Burger King, isn't it?'

    At this point, he backs away from me and calls mall security on the phone around the corner.

    I have two people staring at me from the dining area, and I begin laughing out loud, just for effect. A few minutes later this 45-year-oldish guy comes in.

    Guard: 'Yeah, Mike, what's up?'
    Manager (whispering): 'This guy is trying to give me some (pause) funny money.'
    Guard: 'No kidding! What?'
    Manager: 'Get this. A two dollar bill.'
    Guard (incredulous): 'Why would a guy fake a two dollar bill?'
    Manager: 'I don't know. He's kinda weird. He says the only other thing he has is a fifty.'
    Guard: 'Oh, so the fifty's fake!'
    Manager: 'No, the two dollar bill is.'
    Guard: 'Why would he fake a two dollar bill?'
    Manager : 'I don't know! Can you talk to him, and get him out of here?'
    Guard: 'Yeah.'

    Security Guard walks over to me and......

    Guard: 'Mike here tells me you have some fake bills you're trying to use.'
    Me: 'Uh, no.'
    Guard: 'Lemme see 'em.'
    Me: 'Why?'
    Guard: 'Do you want me to get the cops in here?'

    At this point I am ready to say, ' Sure, please!' but I want to eat, so I say , 'I'm just trying to buy a burrito and pay for it with this two dollar bill.

    I put the bill up near his face, and he flinches like I'm taking a swing at him.. He takes the bill, turns it over a few times in his hands, and he says, 'Hey, Mike, what's wrong with this bill?'

    Manager: 'It's fake.'
    Guard: 'It doesn't look fake to me.'
    Manager: 'But it's a two dollar bill.'
    Guard: 'Yeah? '
    Manager: 'Well, there's no such thing, is there?'

    The security guard and I both look at him like he's an idiot, and it dawns on the guy that he has no clue and is an idiot ..

    So, it turns out that my burrito was free, and he threw in a small drink and some of those cinnamon thingies, too. Made me want to get a whole stack of two dollar bills just to see what happens when I try to buy stuff. If I got the right group of people, I could probably end up in jail. You get free food there, too.

    Just think...those two will be voting soon"
  2. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    I have a few hundred two dollar bills and carry a bunch in my wallet at all times ... Kids today are Morons for the most part and most cannot make change if you give them a bill and the change for a purchase, glad we won't live to see the mess they create way off in the future ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
  3. 46_trap

    46_trap TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    I get about $200.00 a month of $2.00 bills and pass them out at different places. I carry 25 of these bill's and if a purchase is $10.00 the get 4 2's and 2 1's . It seems as if they all return to my bank, as I can get another $200.00 fast. Even pay my club shooting fees 5 2's and 4 1's. Try it, it really don't seem to confuse them, and they want the money.

  4. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Beijing, China
    Hmmm, this little story has been circulating around since probably before the internet.

    Not sure what its intent is, other than to imply that "OMG, the next generation is a bunch of idiots, and they're going to be running the country some day!!!"

    Pretty sure our predecessors said exactly the same things about us.
  5. Unsingle

    Unsingle Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    I stopped at a Taco Bell not too long ago and ordered a half dozen tacos. The lady said how many tacos do you want? I said a half dozen. She said I don't know how many tacos are in a half dozen! Woman was about 35 years old. True story.
  6. Savage99Stan

    Savage99Stan Active Member

    Dec 27, 2007
    Central Illinois
    Got fifty of them and used them for tips all over the mediterranean last year...got lots of positives. Two American Dollars!
  7. over the hill

    over the hill Well-Known Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    Arent we doing a great job educating????

    Years ago when the Susan B. Anthony came out a friend of mine would use them for tips at rest. You should have seen some of the reactions. He got cussed at, sneered at and a host of other things such as , We dont take foreign money.

    He would then lower the boom on them. Some were surprised, others looked as confused as ever.

    Ill admit they were a disaster from the beginning but I thought with all the PR before they were introduced most people would have heard of them.

    I think the 2.00 bill should replace the dollar greenback. Not much out there for a buck anyway

  8. frostyman

    frostyman Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 2006
    About 5 years ago I was at KMART and I had some Susan B Anthony $1 coins. I tried to pay with them and the cashier who was about 17 didn't think that they could take them but the person doing the bagging (who was about 40) told her it was OK. I never really thought about it but the coins were made about 5 years before she was born.
  9. Frank C

    Frank C Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    I "buy" a roll of the new dollar coins at the bank.....spent two today, they always get a strange look, and they never seem to know where to put them in the drawer!
  10. tad houston

    tad houston TS Member

    Dec 21, 2006
    Once went in to a KFC and asked for an order of Gizzards, you should have seen the look on the girls face, very confused. She finally told me that they only served chicken........
  11. ricks1

    ricks1 Active Member

    May 7, 2007
    WPT what are you talking about "way off in future" Its here now and in the white house. There is not a kid out there that can count change if the reg didnt tell them. I was at Wally's place and power went off .I had to make change for three people because the 2 cashiers{thats what they call em} didnt know how. Its sad
  12. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2006
    They can sure play gameboy, we, nintendo etc though....
  13. ks5shooter

    ks5shooter Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    I have an uncut sheet of the 2 dollar bills.....Don
  14. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

    Sep 30, 2007
    Wauwatosa Wisconsin
    i have always been in banking. alot of the younger generation kids do not even carry cash with them. everything is on the debit card. i went to a store recently and purchased an item for $200.00, and paid in cash. the young lady said "your paying in cash"? it was like she never saw this much money. i honestly feel the education that i received in the 50's and 60's was alot better than today's. when i first started in banking, i took in a $500.00 bill, and a $1,000.00 bill. i never saw these bills before, and i asked my mgr if these bills were real? i wish i had those bills today as they are worth some serious money to collectors.
    steve balistreri
  15. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998

    You are right, I stand corrected but we are still in deep s*%T, talk about "Change" ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
  16. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    I didn't know there was a new one dollar coin..........I've never seen one.
  17. ivanhoe

    ivanhoe Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Oxford MA

    "I didn't know there was a new one dollar coin..........I've never seen one."

    Well now you can see one


    The only reason I won't use them is they don't say "In God We Trust" on them. kind of UN-American as far as I am concerned.

    Bob Lawless
  18. Old Texas Marine

    Old Texas Marine Member

    Apr 6, 2008

    Look around the edge of the coin. I believe "In God We Trust" is stamped there.

  19. Frank C

    Frank C Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Bob, he is correct, it IS stamped on the edge, there was a recent Email going around that advised that it had been removed, but even SNOPES had it right.
  20. LABS4U0

    LABS4U0 TS Member

    Mar 15, 2007
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