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Have you ever seen a $2 bill?

Posted by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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 ** I took this from another group (asked the OP first) because it was just too funny**

THE $2.00 BILL I TRIED TO SPEND:

IF YOU'RE AS OLD AS I AM, THIS IS A RIOT!

Everyone should start carrying $2 bills! I'm 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!

STORY: On my way home from work, I stopped at Taco Bell for a quick bite to eat. I have a $50 bill and a $2 bill. I figure with the $2 bill, I can get something to eat and not have to worry about irritating anyone 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'm 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.
 
Have you ever seen a $2 bill? Do you have any? Do you use them?
by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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bec94
by Member on Jun. 26, 2013 at 11:02 AM
It's sad because I saw something like this at a party city. He really thought it wasn't real. I worked at a bank before having kids so I saw them all the time.
coolmommy2x
by Gold Member on Jun. 26, 2013 at 11:05 AM
My dad has getting them for the kids. They have a lot but are saving them.
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DrDoofenshmirtz
by Silver Member on Jun. 26, 2013 at 11:25 AM
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Oh man, that is too funny!  (And makes me feel very old!)  Yes, I used to collect $2 bills when I was a kid.  We loved them!

AmyParent
by Member on Jun. 26, 2013 at 11:28 AM
I have one in my jewelry box my grandpa gave to me :-)
debramommyof4
by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 11:30 AM

 My husband has 4 of them.

 

kzuehlk
by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 11:32 AM
My aunt gave some to my kid for xmas one year. The older son thought they were fake lol
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LilliesValley
by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 11:32 AM

I worked at a bank, so yeah, I saw a lot of them. Dh did too. We actually collect older ones, that have red or blue imprinting on them instead of green. One of the perks of working at a bank. And we got plenty of depostits from mcdonalds and what not that had $2 bills in them. I used to give them as presents for birthdays and Christmas.

Moms_Angels1960
by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Yes, I actually think we have some in the kids baby books.

Tallmomma
by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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Yes I have seen them - the tooth fairy seems to enjoy bringing them to my children. Those and the Sacajewea golden dollars. I'll have to ask her where she got them. ;)
Madisonsmommy1
by Member on Jun. 26, 2013 at 11:41 AM
That is funny. My kids have $2 bills.
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