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$2 Dollar Bill Any One Have Any Problems ?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by twj721, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. twj721

    twj721 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 619

    $2 Bill. Everyone should start carrying them!

    I am STILL laughing!! Many of today`s youth are terribly challenged without a computer to tell them what to do!! The story is funny. Lack of education is not funny!! But, how many youth have seen a $2 bill?

    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 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.

    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!
  2. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    OMG!! that is f-ing hilarious!!! Iv'e heard of people having trouble "passing" 2 dollar bills nowadays.

    Thanks for the story, that was great. and yes, it would be fun to do that... I'm getting some two's tomorow!
  3. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,563

    that's funny.....

    my parents used to own a chain of convenience stores..My parents have about 10-15 thousand susan B anthony dollars... they used to pull them out of the regesters becuase the employees would give them back as quarters... they also have lots of $2 bills... they sort of collect those types of money..

    I wonder what would have happened if you tried to give him 2 susan B's
  4. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 850

    LOL a $2 bill in your wallet? I've seen em, and they DO exist, some people just dont believe it till they're told by someone who used to get em alot.
  5. gqnine44

    gqnine44 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 501

    Thomas Jefferson is on those - is he not?
  6. bcg

    bcg LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tx
    Posts: 1,835

    Was it this one of the 1976 series? I used to have an uncut sheet of 4 1976 bills that I bought at the US Treasury in DC. I got poor as a teenager and needed gas money so they are no more.

    BTW - I'm only 32. I wouldn't have taken a $3 bill though...




  7. fyshstykr

    fyshstykr LawnSite Member
    from zone 99
    Posts: 76

    That is too funny! Ithink I will try that on my daughter with her chores.:laugh:
  8. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,275

    What a joke.....where did you get the $2 dollar bill at? I see them every know and then, I know they are real. But I barely ever have one. Maybe once every 5 years.
  9. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

  10. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,755

    I have messed with employees that way....one week and employee says something about pay me in $1 bills (just trying to be a wise azz)
    So I went to the bank and took out a few $1 bills. Can you guess he wasent happy that I took it seriously?:weightlifter

    Day before next weeks paycheck he says " hey boss..you think you can pay me in bigger bills this week" So I got a stack of $2 bills from my bank.:drinkup:

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