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(WTOP)   Driver on Virginia toll road learns that it's not only Taco Bells that have issues with $2 bills   (wtop.com) divider line 65
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2014-06-21 08:23:34 PM  
Two golf claps to the author of the article's headline.
 
2014-06-21 09:03:27 PM  
Flabbergasted. She be it.
 
2014-06-21 09:25:58 PM  
Everytime I use a $2 bill the clerks reach for their counterfeiting detection pen.  Without fail.
 
2014-06-21 09:33:56 PM  
How do people not know $2 bills? Personally, I used to be on a kick of paying for stuff in Sacagawea dollars.
 
2014-06-21 09:34:51 PM  
FNORGBY LIVES!
 
2014-06-21 09:39:26 PM  

Harry_Seldon: How do people not know $2 bills? Personally, I used to be on a kick of paying for stuff in Sacagawea dollars.


Last time I saw those things, I was using public transit and got that back in change instead of dollar bills.

Never made that same mistake again.
 
2014-06-21 09:41:07 PM  
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2014-06-21 09:43:04 PM  

FlyingJ: Everytime I use a $2 bill the clerks reach for their counterfeiting detection pen.  Without fail.


Those don't work, but if it makes them feel better...
 
2014-06-21 09:43:54 PM  

Harry_Seldon: How do people not know $2 bills? Personally, I used to be on a kick of paying for stuff in Sacagawea dollars.


I think it's two reasons.  One is that they aren't in common circulation enough for some people to know what they are.  The other is that people working as cashiers, toll booth operators and parking attendants are generally idiots.
 
2014-06-21 09:44:04 PM  
I won a bet with a friend a few years ago, and being the funny dickhead that he is, paid me $100 in two dollar bills. Only problem I had paying for stuff, was of course at Taco Bell.

Some clerks, waitresses, and bartenders acted thrilled by it, and I'm guessing they exchanged their own one dollar bills in return, and took the "rare bills" home.
 
2014-06-21 09:44:05 PM  
A two-dollar bill?  That's just weird.  Now, the two hundred-note is just so much more convenient.  I mean, Dairy Queen accepts them.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/americas/1147246.stm

Also, Food Lion.

http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/weblog/permalink/200_george_bush_ bi lls/
 
2014-06-21 09:45:12 PM  
Way back in the day I knew this guy that would pay me $2 a day to give him a ride home and he would always pay in two dollar bills. I'm pretty sure he got them from selling the marijuanas. If I remember right, and I rarely do, he was selling those joints at $2 a pop. So it's very entirely possible that the toll woman was holding pot dollars.
 
2014-06-21 09:45:24 PM  
Dumbass tag still stuck in the toll booth line?
 
2014-06-21 09:45:58 PM  

FlyingJ: Everytime I use a $2 bill the clerks reach for their counterfeiting detection pen.  Without fail.


Why would anyone counterfeit a two?

If you were a counterfeiter, wouldn't you choose a much larger denomination bill?  Tens or twenties.  I thought the whole point was to get real money back as change.
 
2014-06-21 09:48:50 PM  

FlyingJ: Everytime I use a $2 bill the clerks reach for their counterfeiting detection pen.  Without fail.


I've seen clerks freak out of $1 coins.  I think its cute.

/which I only have because the rapid transit bus system here doesn't have a stored payment option on their lame smart card pass system and the dollar readers don't fark'n work half the time
//grrrrr
 
2014-06-21 10:04:19 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Harry_Seldon: How do people not know $2 bills? Personally, I used to be on a kick of paying for stuff in Sacagawea dollars.

Last time I saw those things, I was using public transit and got that back in change instead of dollar bills.

Never made that same mistake again.


I really don't understand the hate for the dollar coin. A dollar has the same buying power as a ~1965 quarter, give or take. I'm sure that people in the 60s were not confounded by the idea of using quarters to buy the same amount of stuff we use dollars for.

I'd happily use dollar coins if it didn't irritate the hell out of seemingly everyone I have transactions with.
 
2014-06-21 10:09:03 PM  

lizyrd: Mrtraveler01: Harry_Seldon: How do people not know $2 bills? Personally, I used to be on a kick of paying for stuff in Sacagawea dollars.

Last time I saw those things, I was using public transit and got that back in change instead of dollar bills.

Never made that same mistake again.

I really don't understand the hate for the dollar coin. A dollar has the same buying power as a ~1965 quarter, give or take. I'm sure that people in the 60s were not confounded by the idea of using quarters to buy the same amount of stuff we use dollars for.

I'd happily use dollar coins if it didn't irritate the hell out of seemingly everyone I have transactions with.


I had a gas station attendant refuse to accept a dollar coin because he "didn't have a place to put it"... so I ended up paying for a drink with a twenty. I don't get it either.
 
2014-06-21 10:12:43 PM  
Could have been worse

liberaldead.com
 
2014-06-21 10:26:12 PM  

lizyrd: I really don't understand the hate for the dollar coin.


Jgok: I don't get it either.


People like me don't like the dollar coin, because we hate coins.  Coins are uncomfortable to keep in your pocket, and when you do have them, they jingle and clink in an irritating way.  I only carry bills, and if I get coins as change, they promptly go into a jar or the ashtray of my car.

Shifting topics....  Thinking of toll booths reminded me of the hilarious complaints about the New Jersey toll collectors.
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/file/toll-collectors-gone-wild?page=0
 
2014-06-21 10:28:32 PM  

FlyingJ: Everytime I use a $2 bill the clerks reach for their counterfeiting detection pen.  Without fail.


Those pens are just fifty cent 'color changing magic markers' that they trick your boss into buying for $15.
 
2014-06-21 10:30:25 PM  

Jgok: lizyrd: Mrtraveler01: Harry_Seldon: How do people not know $2 bills? Personally, I used to be on a kick of paying for stuff in Sacagawea dollars.

Last time I saw those things, I was using public transit and got that back in change instead of dollar bills.

Never made that same mistake again.

I really don't understand the hate for the dollar coin. A dollar has the same buying power as a ~1965 quarter, give or take. I'm sure that people in the 60s were not confounded by the idea of using quarters to buy the same amount of stuff we use dollars for.

I'd happily use dollar coins if it didn't irritate the hell out of seemingly everyone I have transactions with.

I had a gas station attendant refuse to accept a dollar coin because he "didn't have a place to put it"... so I ended up paying for a drink with a twenty. I don't get it either.


This is probably a silly question, but...is that legal? I mean isn't it US currency, "legal tender for all debts public and private"?
 
2014-06-21 10:31:03 PM  

Jgok: lizyrd: Mrtraveler01: Harry_Seldon: How do people not know $2 bills? Personally, I used to be on a kick of paying for stuff in Sacagawea dollars.

Last time I saw those things, I was using public transit and got that back in change instead of dollar bills.

Never made that same mistake again.

I really don't understand the hate for the dollar coin. A dollar has the same buying power as a ~1965 quarter, give or take. I'm sure that people in the 60s were not confounded by the idea of using quarters to buy the same amount of stuff we use dollars for.

I'd happily use dollar coins if it didn't irritate the hell out of seemingly everyone I have transactions with.

I had a gas station attendant refuse to accept a dollar coin because he "didn't have a place to put it"... so I ended up paying for a drink with a twenty. I don't get it either.


I have a solution but I'm sure it will make too much sense for this country.
Eliminate dollar bills.
Mint dollar coins
Eliminate pennies
Print more two dollar bills.
Cash drawer problem solved. Currency problem solved.
 
2014-06-21 10:32:49 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Harry_Seldon: How do people not know $2 bills? Personally, I used to be on a kick of paying for stuff in Sacagawea dollars.

Last time I saw those things, I was using public transit and got that back in change instead of dollar bills.

Never made that same mistake again.


I used to love buying from post office vending machines because they gave back sacagaweas. Sure as hell beats getting the same amount back in quarters and can be pretty useful for certain toll roads.
 
2014-06-21 10:34:01 PM  
i303.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-21 10:34:09 PM  
Got a 2 back as change today. Hope the 7/11 doesn't give me shiat about it tomorrow when I want a beverage.
 
2014-06-21 10:40:59 PM  

haolegirl: This is probably a silly question, but...is that legal?


To not sell you something? Sure.

haolegirl: I mean isn't it US currency, "legal tender for all debts public and private"?


Same line people tried to use for $100 bills at the gas station I used to work at. That's why a lot of places have a "we reserve the right to refuse service" sign. So dicks don't come in every day to pay for 5 bucks in gas with a 100 or try to buy scratch offs with, I shiat you not, a shoebox full of penny rolls.

This happens for two reasons. One, they don't have a place for it, like the box of pennies. Most stores aren't banks, they don't have the resources to just keep around 15 lbs of scrap metal. (although, one or two dollar coins shouldn't be a problem) Or two, you're wiping out the drawer with your hundred and they need money to keep processing transactions after you're gone. Again, not a bank, there's not an easily accessible supply of more 10s, 5s and 1s on hand for obvious reasons.

So no, they don't have to take your money. That's totally legal.
 
2014-06-21 10:45:18 PM  
I hear toll booth willie is a dried up stinky dick licker.
 
2014-06-21 10:51:07 PM  
Use 'um to tip pole dancers... They take them just fine!

My 5 yr old is smarter than the DQ soft serve lady; gave my d'ter a Susan B Anthony 1 dollar coin to pay for a kiddie cone. The lady refused it; said it was a quarter.
 
2014-06-21 10:55:25 PM  

Harry_Seldon: How do people not know $2 bills? Personally, I used to be on a kick of paying for stuff in Sacagawea dollars.


The Twos are uncommon, have a great illustration on the back, and most people working a register only have slots for ones, fives, tens, beneath the till and into the bank locked slot.
The Susan B. Anthony dollar coin was a great idea, but c'mon. Women folk don't belong on US money.
I always found the head of JFK on the half dollar to be in bad taste.  Hey, you lost half your head, but here's half of a dollar on a coin in your memory.
 
2014-06-21 10:56:11 PM  
At first she wouldn't even touch it. It was like I was handing her a tarantula or something.

I've also experienced this when trying to use a $2 bill. It's like they are cursed or something.
 
2014-06-21 10:56:50 PM  

haolegirl: Jgok: lizyrd: Mrtraveler01: Harry_Seldon: How do people not know $2 bills? Personally, I used to be on a kick of paying for stuff in Sacagawea dollars.

Last time I saw those things, I was using public transit and got that back in change instead of dollar bills.

Never made that same mistake again.

I really don't understand the hate for the dollar coin. A dollar has the same buying power as a ~1965 quarter, give or take. I'm sure that people in the 60s were not confounded by the idea of using quarters to buy the same amount of stuff we use dollars for.

I'd happily use dollar coins if it didn't irritate the hell out of seemingly everyone I have transactions with.

I had a gas station attendant refuse to accept a dollar coin because he "didn't have a place to put it"... so I ended up paying for a drink with a twenty. I don't get it either.

This is probably a silly question, but...is that legal? I mean isn't it US currency, "legal tender for all debts public and private"?


It's technically legal. There is no federal law (in the U.S., at least) that states you MUST accept any specific form of currency. Many businesses refuse large bills.

In most jurisdictions you are required to accept legal tender in payment for an outstanding debt, but not in situation where the debt is incurred at the time of payment. So a restaurant that takes payment after the meal is eaten is required to accept cash in payment for that meal, but a store that takes your payment before allowing you to leave with the item doesn't.

Essentially, if you already have the item or service that you are paying for, the company has to accept cash in payment. If you don't get the item until after you pay, they don't.

Again though, that is "most jurisdictions", not all. Some states may have specific laws regarding legal tender that are not covered by the federal statutes.
 
2014-06-21 11:12:15 PM  
Should have given one of these and gotten more in change.

/ Hot like museumofhoaxes.com
 
2014-06-21 11:14:09 PM  
oi57.tinypic.com
/ crybabies don't allow hotlinking
 
2014-06-21 11:14:26 PM  

Jgok: haolegirl: Jgok: lizyrd: Mrtraveler01: Harry_Seldon: How do people not know $2 bills? Personally, I used to be on a kick of paying for stuff in Sacagawea dollars.

Last time I saw those things, I was using public transit and got that back in change instead of dollar bills.

Never made that same mistake again.

I really don't understand the hate for the dollar coin. A dollar has the same buying power as a ~1965 quarter, give or take. I'm sure that people in the 60s were not confounded by the idea of using quarters to buy the same amount of stuff we use dollars for.

I'd happily use dollar coins if it didn't irritate the hell out of seemingly everyone I have transactions with.

I had a gas station attendant refuse to accept a dollar coin because he "didn't have a place to put it"... so I ended up paying for a drink with a twenty. I don't get it either.

This is probably a silly question, but...is that legal? I mean isn't it US currency, "legal tender for all debts public and private"?

It's technically legal. There is no federal law (in the U.S., at least) that states you MUST accept any specific form of currency. Many businesses refuse large bills.


Yeah however assholes will still continue to pay in pennies or $100 bills rather then just what they owe. There is NO law that says you have to accept it, however most of the time its some asshole whose "Tax bill" went up, that he decides to pay with a few thousand pennies to "MAKE A STATEMENT!" These assholes are not making a statement, instead of writing a letter, or making a phone call, they are just screwing up someones day with a publicity stunt for no reason. That or they just mad Breaking bad was canceled.

I've been in line behind two of these assholes now, hate the government all the fark you want on your own damn time - write your blogs and post on facebook - why screw someone elses day up because you want to pay your "tax bill" with dimes or quarters?
 
2014-06-21 11:16:25 PM  

Sticky Hands: Way back in the day I knew this guy that would pay me $2 a day to give him a ride home and he would always pay in two dollar bills. I'm pretty sure he got them from selling the marijuanas. If I remember right, and I rarely do, he was selling those joints at $2 a pop. So it's very entirely possible that the toll woman was holding pot dollars.


Better pot dollars than ass pennies.

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2014-06-21 11:18:50 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Harry_Seldon: How do people not know $2 bills? Personally, I used to be on a kick of paying for stuff in Sacagawea dollars.

Last time I saw those things, I was using public transit and got that back in change instead of dollar bills.

Never made that same mistake again.


SEPTA, or do other public transit organizations hate their patrons, too?

/"We're Getting There"
//"Better Than Driving"
///wish I could make up worse slogans than SEPTA's
 
2014-06-21 11:31:29 PM  
Imagine how they would have dealt with Steve Wozniak. He buys them in sheets of four, then has them perforated and glued into pads so he can tear them off as needed.


hackadaycom.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-06-21 11:39:16 PM  

knowsomething: Jgok: lizyrd: Mrtraveler01: Harry_Seldon: How do people not know $2 bills? Personally, I used to be on a kick of paying for stuff in Sacagawea dollars.

Last time I saw those things, I was using public transit and got that back in change instead of dollar bills.

Never made that same mistake again.

I really don't understand the hate for the dollar coin. A dollar has the same buying power as a ~1965 quarter, give or take. I'm sure that people in the 60s were not confounded by the idea of using quarters to buy the same amount of stuff we use dollars for.

I'd happily use dollar coins if it didn't irritate the hell out of seemingly everyone I have transactions with.

I had a gas station attendant refuse to accept a dollar coin because he "didn't have a place to put it"... so I ended up paying for a drink with a twenty. I don't get it either.

I have a solution but I'm sure it will make too much sense for this country.
Eliminate dollar bills.
Mint dollar coins
Eliminate pennies
Print more two dollar bills.
Cash drawer problem solved. Currency problem solved.


I'd be OK with that. Now if you want to replace quarters with 20 cent pieces like Europe fark you in the ass with a dildo wrapped in rusty barbed wire.
 
2014-06-21 11:50:34 PM  
Stupid Tri-rail in Florida gives change in $1 coins for train tickets but the buses at their station won't accept them.

/Need a tag for FL posts
 
2014-06-22 12:00:40 AM  
If I was confronted with the monumental stupidity of a tolltaker who would not take my $2, I would definitely insist on having a supervisor come over and witness the employee fail. I would not accept the employee changing their mind. Especially since in this case, the driver said the light was still red.....and the driver had to contact the toll authority to have it straightened out.
 
2014-06-22 12:06:52 AM  

Mentalpatient87: haolegirl: This is probably a silly question, but...is that legal?

To not sell you something? Sure.

haolegirl: I mean isn't it US currency, "legal tender for all debts public and private"?

Same line people tried to use for $100 bills at the gas station I used to work at. That's why a lot of places have a "we reserve the right to refuse service" sign. So dicks don't come in every day to pay for 5 bucks in gas with a 100 or try to buy scratch offs with, I shiat you not, a shoebox full of penny rolls.

This happens for two reasons. One, they don't have a place for it, like the box of pennies. Most stores aren't banks, they don't have the resources to just keep around 15 lbs of scrap metal. (although, one or two dollar coins shouldn't be a problem) Or two, you're wiping out the drawer with your hundred and they need money to keep processing transactions after you're gone. Again, not a bank, there's not an easily accessible supply of more 10s, 5s and 1s on hand for obvious reasons.

So no, they don't have to take your money. That's totally legal.


So lets say a service has already been performed, like haircut, gas already pumped or meal already eaten, are you going to refuse payment when it's given in $2 bills?  Good luck trying to get someone arrested for failing to pay when you try to refuse to accept legal tender.  A cop would be stupid to back that bad idea, as a lawyer can tear that to shreds.  Go ahead and refuse service before receiving payment that fits your personal dickish preference, I don't care and have no problem walking out.

/If you can't handle cash, then don't work a job handling cash.
//go dig a ditch.
 
2014-06-22 12:08:52 AM  

Kevin72: If I was confronted with the monumental stupidity of a tolltaker who would not take my $2, I would definitely insist on having a supervisor come over and witness the employee fail. I would not accept the employee changing their mind. Especially since in this case, the driver said the light was still red.....and the driver had to contact the toll authority to have it straightened out.


I would have grabbed 2 singles, paid and been on my way.
 
2014-06-22 12:19:03 AM  

whatshisname: Kevin72: If I was confronted with the monumental stupidity of a tolltaker who would not take my $2, I would definitely insist on having a supervisor come over and witness the employee fail. I would not accept the employee changing their mind. Especially since in this case, the driver said the light was still red.....and the driver had to contact the toll authority to have it straightened out.

I would have grabbed 2 singles, paid and been on my way.


I'm guessing the $2 bill she got earlier as change was all the cash she had on hand, and thought it should be fine since they gave it to her.  See she started the day with enough cash for both trips, but they created the chance for crazy by giving her a $2 bill.
 
2014-06-22 12:22:44 AM  

whatshisname: Kevin72: If I was confronted with the monumental stupidity of a tolltaker who would not take my $2, I would definitely insist on having a supervisor come over and witness the employee fail. I would not accept the employee changing their mind. Especially since in this case, the driver said the light was still red.....and the driver had to contact the toll authority to have it straightened out.

I would have grabbed 2 singles, paid and been on my way.


It depends. If I was busy I might take that easy way out, but not without lecturing the person whose only responsibility is taking USA money. This is not Taco Bell where the employee well might be a teenager. This is an adult being paid by US TAXPAYERS (flashed upon a memory of Rocky the Flying Squirrel skywriting that when the army mistook him for something else)
 
2014-06-22 12:25:42 AM  
People am stoopid.
 
2014-06-22 12:26:06 AM  
I knew a guy who would leave tips in a stack of $1 coins (the old, big ones).
 
2014-06-22 12:33:52 AM  

lack of warmth: are you going to refuse payment when it's given in $2 bills?


Me? No, I never did. My problem was large bills that left me unable to continue business or large amounts of coins that I didn't have a place to store. The policy for someone who only had a hundred when I couldn't break it was to suspend the transaction and hold it until I could from other customers. Probably not legal or something, but it never really became a problem.

lack of warmth: /If you can't handle cash, then don't work a job handling cash.
//go dig a ditch.


You're implying it's a choice or ability that is up to the guy at the register? Because it's really not up to them. You're making another classic dick mistake by assuming the low wage peon running the machine can break policy and make sure you get your special treatment. Or you could just ask the bank for 20s.

/glad I don't work there anymore
//don't dig ditches, either
 
2014-06-22 01:19:09 AM  

Doc Daneeka: FlyingJ: Everytime I use a $2 bill the clerks reach for their counterfeiting detection pen.  Without fail.

Why would anyone counterfeit a two?

If you were a counterfeiter, wouldn't you choose a much larger denomination bill?  Tens or twenties.  I thought the whole point was to get real money back as change.


My local Ace Hardware had a counterfeit $1 bill taped to one of the registers. Never underestimate the majesty of the desperate crackhead.
 
2014-06-22 02:23:08 AM  
See them every once in awhile have never had a problem spending them although I have yet to try using one at say one of the self checkout registers. I remember my grandfather would come back home at the end of the day when my mom was a kid and give her his pocket change. She had a stash of old liberty dimes and quarters. Plus a few of the Susan B Anthony dollars. Even seen a few Eisenhower dollars. Still in storage and I assume when my father passes (mom passed away in 2010) my brothers and I hopefully won't fight over this stuff.

csb bought a book bag at a garage sale and in one of the pockets found a tissue with four one dollar silver certificates wrapped up in it, circa 1951 or so. They aren't worth more than face value but pretty neat.
 
2014-06-22 04:54:32 AM  

Swampmaster: My 5 yr old is smarter than the DQ soft serve lady; gave my d'ter a Susan B Anthony 1 dollar coin to pay for a kiddie cone. The lady refused it; said it was a quarter.


What part of this scenario makes your daughter smart?
 
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