I’m just gonna ramble a bit…about (50) dolla bills y’all (I don’t actually know where that’s from, but I think I heard it somewheres)
The Canadian Mint has created new 50 dollar bills. Well I guess they aren’t really that new, they’ve been around a bit. But I don’t get 50 dollar bills very often, or even see them often, so every time I do, there’s a moment where I go, oh yeah, that’s what 50 dollar bills look like now.
They’re funny looking.
They feel like plastic and have weird clear plastic bits in them. They are supposedly impossible to counterfeit (but don’t they say that every time they make a new bill?). They are also difficult to rip, which I suppose is a good thing because I’ve accidentally ripped bills in half before, so no more of that I guess. They don’t look or feel like money. I can’t help but think that they do nothing to dispel the notion that Canadians use monopoly money for their currency. Because looking at this, I’d think that too.
I can just imagine the first person to use one of these in a store. Ha! Just picture a person who goes to pay for their purchases with one of these and the cashier is unaware that new bills have been minted. They hand it to the cashier. The cashier looks at the money, then looks at the person, then looks at the money again.
Cashier: “You’re joking right? You can’t possibly expect me to believe you want to pay using THAT. That has got to be the most ridiculous attempt at counterfeiting I have ever seen!”
Customer: “No, really, I just got it from the ATM this morning, I swear”