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(The New York Times)   $2 bill attempts comeback as NYC hipster money, as many local vendors still consider it pretty obscure   ( divider line
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2014-04-02 09:01:35 AM  
4 votes:
Man, I haven't used a $2 bill since that time at Taco Bell a while back when the manager didn't believe it was real. Things got pretty tense there for a bit; he even wanted to call the cops.
2014-04-02 10:24:45 AM  
3 votes:

Pocket Ninja: Man, I haven't used a $2 bill since that time at Taco Bell a while back when the manager didn't believe it was real. Things got pretty tense there for a bit; he even wanted to call the cops.

Dude, that brings back memories.  I was at Taco Bell, and this hot, I mean gorgeous, chick and I started talking.  Well, one thing led to another and we go back to my apartment.  After having a few drinks, I figure we are going to get busy, but I get woozy and pass out instead.

I woke up in a bathtub full of ice, an incision dwon my back, 'Welcome to the world of AIDS; written on my mirror, and my baby in the microwave.
2014-04-02 03:49:17 PM  
2 votes:
a man walked up to me years ago he asked, "Do you have a $2 in your wallet?"   I replied "No"  he handed me a $2 and said, "Every man should have a $2 in his wallet." then turned and walked away.  It was such a non sequitor that I have not only kept a $2 in my wallet, but have gotten them from the bank and occasionally ask strangers if they have a $2 in their wallet, if not I give them a $2 and say, "Every man should  have a $2 in his wallet."    then walk away.  the last time a friend filmed the guy standing staring trying to figure out what had just happened.   Well worth $2.
2014-04-02 10:45:56 AM  
2 votes:
Hope I can get Change for this:
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2014-04-02 09:45:12 AM  
2 votes:
Totally farking worth it for this line: "In Ms. McCabe's 15 years as an ambassador of the deuce".
2014-04-02 01:55:39 PM  
1 vote:

Riothamus: ReapTheChaos: So this is the biatch who's doing it huh? Cashiers hate $2 bills, as well as $1 & 50 cent coins. Their till doesn't have a dedicated slot for them and they throw you off at the end of your shift when you're totaling your receipts. So they end up giving them to the very next customer that comes in, now that person is stuck getting the dirty look from the cashier at the next place they go.

If you want to keep a few as a novelty that's fine, but stop being a dick and spending them, nobody else thinks it's cute.

Tip well when you eat out. Use $2 bills. The servers will remember you and you'll get great service.

Or they'll think "Oh great, it's that asshole who always tips in $2 bills."
2014-04-02 12:31:51 PM  
1 vote:
I went to San Diego like 10 years ago, and they seemed to be all over the place. Don't remember ever getting one as change anywhere else but on that trip.
2014-04-02 11:35:52 AM  
1 vote:

myrrh: myrrh: nekom: I've been using them for tips at restaurants for years.  I actually tip on my bank card and leave a 2 under a plate, figure the wait staff will appreciate some novelty.

I hope you use more than one, otherwise you're a farking cheapskate.

Should have read the second half of your sentence. Sorry. You're probably not a farking cheapskate.

No, but not quite as thoughtful as he/she thinks. That bank-card tip gets reported and the wait staff have to pay full taxes on it. I prefer to create the dilemma of reporting it, with the ensuing struggle for their almighty soul.

/always tips cash
//let them decide what they want to pay Uncle Sam. Just like the rich do.
2014-04-02 11:33:24 AM  
1 vote:
Twos are fine for the scenesters who drive in to Williamsburg every weekend from the 'burbs. I mean, it's not what you'd call real artisan currency, but I guess it's enough for some people.

For myself, I'm more about the freecycling lifestyle, but if I have to use transactional currency, I like to use 19th-century commercial banknotes. Or maybe mix it up with some company scrip from a steel mill or railroad company. I scored some sweet glassware the other day with one of these:

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A lot of people don't know they're still around, but then a lot of people are afraid of any store that isn't Target. But hey, your government-issued $2 bill is pretty hardcore too.

//adjusts fedora
2014-04-02 10:52:01 AM  
1 vote:
I have an actualy Taco Bell 2 dollar bill story.

*Gives cashier two dollar bill*
Cashier: Uh, I can't accept this.
Me: Why not?
C: We don't take these.
M: You do realise it's legal tender, right?
C: I guess so, but still, we don't take these.
M: Again, why not?
C: I don't have a spot for it in my drawer *points to open cash drawer with no special 2 dollar spot*
M: Oh that's an easy fix. Just put in in the 20 slot. They both start with 2.
C: Oh yeah! That makes sense (me: Really? No it doesn't)


"Hey Mr. $2 Bill, not everyone wants your money," Mr. Zaklad recalls him saying. "Look up your history on Jefferson and slavery."

There is always that one guy who finds racism in everything. I suppose he doesn't like 100s because Franklin was a slave owner. He probably shouldn't use 1s either since Washington owned slaves most of his life. Oh, 20's must be out since Jackson owned slaves. I guess he must exclusively use pennies and 5 dollar bills.
2014-04-02 10:19:04 AM  
1 vote:

Pocket Ninja: Man, I haven't used a $2 bill since that time at Taco Bell a while back when the manager didn't believe it was real. Things got pretty tense there for a bit; he even wanted to call the cops.

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