Only in Canada

@RobinJ (2501)
Canada
March 25, 2007 9:13pm CST
we have a two dollar coin in Canada, and have has for some time This was emailed to me and I just had to pass it along to our Canadian Myloters this is just for you The $2 Bill. Everyone should start carrying them! 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 know they exist. STORY: 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. Just think...those two will be voting soon.........................................
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14 responses
@funnysis (2619)
• United States
26 Mar 07
I like that I can remember those two dollar bills I thought they were cursed as we headed off for a wekend at the Ohio River we all had 1 of the two dollar bills and there where 6 of us and we had one problem after another finally my father said ok everybody spend the two dollar bills and lets see if that helps so everyone but me spent theres because I didn't want to spend mine and I told my dad I had and things seem to get better just then the boat come unhitched.I thought that maybe he was right so I told him I still had mine so i spent it and the rest of the weekend went well and we got home and unpacked everything and my brother started laughing so I ask him why and he said I have all the two dollar bills so he gave them back.I guess what my dad didn't know made everthing ok.
@kaperkitty (1097)
• Canada
26 Mar 07
omg thats too funny here being from Nova Scotia that really hits home my hubby who is a chef at a local Italian restaurant saves any old paper money that comes in he would have loved to see you with your 2 dollar bill hugs from Nova Scotia Cheryl
• Canada
29 Mar 07
thanks so much for the best response, remember to look me up if ever in Nova Scotia I'll put the tea pot on hugs Cheryl
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
26 Mar 07
I remember when we had a two dollar bill don't you? It shows our age. I miss the one dollar and two dollars bills, I hate all the change we have now.
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@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
26 Mar 07
YES! One week's bus fare makes my purse a lethal weapon! I'd hate to feel it if I dropped it on my foot. Mind you, like I said, it is heavy and would be handy if some fool ever tried to mug me!
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@wildguy2 (1349)
• Canada
27 Mar 07
Ya should hit them with a fist of one dollar bills , seeing the loonie been around long enough now....that is too funny....rofl.... I have a bunch of 50 cent pieces, one dollar bills, some old 5's and 10's. Think of the kind of damage I could do with those puppies..... I can't stop laughing....lol Just how old were the employees at the restaurant?
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@sjohnson628 (3197)
• United States
27 Mar 07
LOL! this was godd. A little long to read but it captured my attention right up to the end. Thanks for sharing it!
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
27 Mar 07
LOL that was a funny story. Yep it is scarey that they will be voting soon but the way people are voting today, Idont think it will matter much anyway. LOL I have several 2 dollar bills tucked away. I find it hard to belive that they did not know htere was one available. Just plain funny.
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26 Mar 07
That is a great story. I am glad you did not get into trouble. I used to work in a shop in England and we were always left to make the decisions about things. Whenever a customer moaned and asked to see a manager they would always side with the customer to take the easy way out and make us look stupid and incompetent. It made me wonder why they got so much more money and could never take the flack.
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@claudia413 (4284)
• United States
26 Mar 07
Hey, we used to have $2 bills in the USA also. I still have a few of them myself as souvenirs. I would bet that none of my grandchildren know about them either. Maybe I'll give them each one this year and get their reaction. I bet it would prove funny in any event. At one job I had at a bank when I was 18 (many years ago), they used to give us plenty of $2 bills in our pay envelopes. I always take one if it's offered to me.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
26 Mar 07
LOL. It's amazing how well some people's ignorance shows isn't it? I used to be the assistant manager of a convenience store, and people acted as if $2 bills were such a novelty. Every time I would get one, someone else would buy it. It was hilarious.
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• India
26 Mar 07
ANY IDIOTS IN THE ROOM? "If there are any idiots in the room, will they please stand up" said the sarcastic lecturer. After a long silence, one freshman rose to his feet. "Now then mister, why do you consider yourself an idiot?" enquired the lecturer with a sneer. "Well, actually I don't," said the student, "but I hate to see you standing up there all by yourself."
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@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
26 Mar 07
HA HA HA Too funny. Even before I got to the end the thought went through my mind, "My God what would they have ever done if Robin whipped out an old 50.00 dollar bill we used to have, they'd have thrown her in jail." The Times have changed in so little time it's just mind boggling. Good Story Robin. Take Care
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@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
26 Mar 07
Ain't it wonderful when big corporations le kids run things. However, if the jail in Abbotsford is as bad as in Calgary, you don't really get much to eat. From whatI've been told, they give you a cheese slice sandwich and a kids juice box 3 meals a day. Hey, I'm considering moving to BC, what are housing prices like in Abbotsford?
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@funnysis (2619)
• United States
26 Mar 07
Makes for a very interesting life you wil never know whats coming next could be money you have to color yourself LOL
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@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
26 Mar 07
Not as bad as in Vancouver , And it is going to 14 tomorrow, All the trees are in bloom and it looks like pink clouds have settled on the trees. very beautiful I hope to go out tomorrow and take a few pictures if they turn out I will post them , Have a good evening. Robin
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@kitkat1 (1227)
• Canada
27 Mar 07
That is just to funny and very sad at the same time. To think they honestly didnt know that there was in fact a two dollar bill at one point and that is recent history. Makes one wonder what they learned in history class in school which is not so recent. And yes it is scarey to think they will be voting soon. Talk about not having two clues or a two dollar bill lol.
@weemam (13377)
1 Apr 07
I have a £2 coin McCains made years ago , they said it was legal tender then ( before we had £2 coins , I have kept it for one of my grandchildren ( hoping it might be worth more as the years go on) it would be fun to see if this would happen then too