Funny two dollar bill story

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by Southernman189, Dec 5, 2021.

  1. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Well-Known Member

    You're Gonna Love This!

    (True Story )

    Everyone should start carrying $2 bills!
    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 even know they exist.


    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 gettin g irritated at me for trying
    to break a $50 bill.

    'Hi, I'd like one seven-layer burrito please, to go.'
    'That'll be $1.04. Eat in?'
    '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.
    '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:

    'Hey, you ever see a $2 bill?'
    : 'No. A what?'
    'A $2 bill. This guy just gave it to me.'
    'Ask for something else. There's no such thing as a $2 bill.'
    'Yeah, thought so.' He comes back to me and says,
    'We don't take these. Do you have anything else?'
    : 'Just this fifty. You don't take $2 bills? Why?'
    'I don't know.'
    'See here where it says legal tender?'
    '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.'

    'Doesn't he have anything else?'
    'Yeah, a fifty. I'll get it and you can open the safe and get change
    'I'm not ope ning t he safe with him in here.'
    'What should I do?'
    'Tell him to come back later when he has real money.'
    : 'I can't tell him that! You tell him.'
    'Just tell him.'
    '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 nig ht.'

    'It's only seven o'clock! Well then, here's a two dollar bill.'
    'We don't take those, either.'
    'Why not?'
    'I think you know why.'
    'No really, tell me why.'
    : 'Please leave before I call mall security.'
    'Excuse me?'
    'Please leave before I call mall security.'
    'What on earth for?'
    'Please, sir.'
    'Uh, go ahead, call them.'
    'Would you please just leave?'
    'Fine -- have it your way then.'
    '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):< /SPAN>
    'This guy is trying to give me some (pause) funny money.'
    Guard: 'No kidding! What?'
    'Get this. A two dollar bill.'
    Guard (incredulous): 'Why would a guy fake a two dollar bill?'
    '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!'
    'No, the two dollar bill is.'
    Guard: 'Why would he fake a two dollar bill?'
    : '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 try ing to use.'
    'Uh, no.'
    Guard: 'Lemme see 'em.'
    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 he says, 'Hey, Mike , what's wrong with this bill?'

    'It's fake.'
    Guard: 'It doesn't look fake to me.'
    Manager: 'But it's a two dollar bill.'
    Guard: 'Yeah? '
    '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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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    :hilarious::hilarious:.You should of carried around a couple Susan B. Anthony's and tried those after the $2's didn't work.:jawdrop::hilarious::hilarious:
  4. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    Reminds me of this story,
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  5. Marsden

    Marsden Well-Known Member

    After all you went through, I have my doubts that those "thingies" were actually cinnamon.
  6. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    @Marsden . Or that it was real meat in the Burrito.:rolleyes:
  7. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Buh bye

    The only reaction I have gotten lately is "I'm buying those out of the register at the end of my shift".

    Try using half dollars - oft cashiers will ask you if it is a dollar. Really wanna drive them crazy try using an Anthony dollar. Often they just think you gave them a inflated quarter.
  8. YankeeDime

    YankeeDime non-conformant

    That's awesome, lol. I use $2 notes all the time. I actually got a Kennedy bicentennial half back in change from a taco bell a few days ago. :D
  9. runninghorse1

    runninghorse1 Member

    In the next few years, I expect that all paper money and coins will be phased out and we'll all have digital money accounts. Of course, we'll still be collecting coins, especially those with precious metal content. I'm not sure if $2 bills, SBA Dollar coins, clad Kennedy halves, etc. will have any value at all. Will there be a time when the government allows those who hold these bills and coins to trade them in for "digital money?"
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  10. daniel a DiBiasio

    daniel a DiBiasio Well-Known Member

    Ha Ha,priceless story.I haven't laughed this hard in a long time.I'm going to bust out some of my 2 dollar bills, and dollar coins and try this.God help us with this generation coming up!
  11. Cliff Reuter

    Cliff Reuter Well-Known Member

    Great story and thanks for bringing a smile to my wrinkles this morning.

    Similar story happened to me in a CVS.
    I heard two clerks debating whether something was legit. I looked over their shoulder and saw it was a "white" quarter. They said it looked funny and jumped at my offer to exchange it for a real one!

    Love getting silver for face value. Cha-ching.
  12. Joshua Lemons

    Joshua Lemons Well-Known Member Supporter

    When I was a store assistant manager, my cashiers, often just out of high school, would call me all the time if someone paid with a half dollar, SBA, or $2 bill. Most knew the golden dollars. But once, someone came in and paid with a couple Ike's. The poor cashier was extremely confused. But it did make counting on our till machine a pain. I'd always buy out odd and foreign coins. And finally, I had a customer come in try to pay with $5 in Canadian change. I said, "We don't accept foreign money here.". Their response? "Oh, I thought you did.". Granted a Canadian coin here and there isn't a big deal, but $5 worth?
  13. Garlicus

    Garlicus Debt is dumb, cash is king.

    I give my nephews, 5 and 12, $2 bills for special occasions/holidays. I think their mother swaps them out so they don’t get hassled trying to spend them. (They also get Silver Eagles, which go into Dansco albums that I gave them)

    I do enjoy spending half dollars, myself. It is fun watching people trying to figure out what it is. Sometimes I even get back more in change than I gave.
  14. YankeeDime

    YankeeDime non-conformant

    I once paid for about a $30 purchase for gas and snacks at a gas station with Marshall Islands $5 coins here in Oklahoma, lol.
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  15. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    I've been asking that of him for several generations !!
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  16. Theborer

    Theborer Well-Known Member

    I heard a simular story at our local 7/11
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  17. Phil's Coins

    Phil's Coins Well-Known Member

    Great Story. I purposely purchase $2.00 bills from my bank and give them as tips. I have had kids refuse to take them, others ask me where I made them, the most common reply is "I have neve seen one of these" etc.
    Our education system is in TROUBLE.
    Semper Fi.
  18. UncleScroge

    UncleScroge Well-Known Member

    So, my funny story about $2 bills is with one of my banks.
    I went in and requested 25 $2 bills, $50 worth of them. I was told, "We don't have any." I asked, "This is a bank isn't it?" Again, I was told they didn't have any $2 bills. I disgustedly walked out, went to my regular bank and they had more than enough to fulfill my request. Go figure.
  19. YankeeDime

    YankeeDime non-conformant

    Yeah, some banks don't order them. Of all the banks around here, even my bank which has 3 locations, only Arvest ever has them. So I hit my banks ATM and go to Arvest 4 blocks away.
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  20. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Well-Known Member

    In other news, the world has an abundance of idiots. I had a similar reaction trying to buy a stamp with an Ike Dollar at the MTSU campus post office.
  21. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I would imagine that there have been hundreds of similar stories ever since the tour bus driver in Baltimore was arrested for trying to pass a "counterfeit" $2 note at a McDonald's about 15 years ago. Not only did the clerk not know that there was such a thing as a $2 note, but neither did the manager, the police officers that responded and took him to the station and the duty sergeant as well. It took a pair of Secret Service agents who had to make the trip from D.C. to ask, "What's wrong with it?"
    Naturally, the lawsuits against McDonald's, the Baltimore Police Department and the City of Baltimore were settled quietly out of court.

    What I could never understand is how so many people could be so unaware of the existence of $2 notes in a city that is home to the Pimlico race track, the second leg of the Triple Crown, where all bets are based on a $2 wager.
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