Today I was buying a couple of things at Whole Foods. I don’t usually buy anything at WF, but, today there were some long lines at the Safeway next door. Well, I paid with a $5 note I got as change last week (2003A) and a blue colour new $5. The 2003A was surprisingly looked over... and over... by the cashier and held up to the light... and marked up with a pen, and verified by a manager, before finally being accepted. On my previous visit last month, I happened to use a 1995 $10 which went through this same arduous process. Was this an isolated occurrence, or have any of you fellow CT members had perfectly normal money almost rejected by a store clerk? Altogether, the fool of a cashier wasted quite some time with his procedure, holding up a couple of people behind me. Do people seriously forget what money looked like around 7-8 years ago?