So you all know that Ive been separating all my money lately, and Ive got one jar that Ive labeled "funny money" money that's from other countries.
Well.....the other day I had to take some money to the bank. So I counted enough change to make $100. with the bills I had so that I could just make it even.
I went to the bank and told them I needed to deposit some money into my account and that I was sorry but I needed to use some change to make it an even $100.
Lady said to me no problem. She went into the other room and dropped the change into a machine to count it out and came back, and then handed me my receipt, and 2 nickles.
I said I need those nickles added in to make $100. and she says I'm sorry we don't take Canadian money.
You what I asked her?
We don't take Canadian money.
If you a bank don't take Canadian money who does? I asked
Oh she says just use it when you buy groceries, they have to take it.
Well my grandson just happened to have a dime so I had her add that to my account to make that even $100.
Then I went into the store and bought some little items that I knew with what cash I had plus the 2 Canadian nickles I would be able to pay for it.
BUT...........................I get to the counter and hand the lady the money and she says "I'm sorry we don't take Canadian money.
I laughed my butt off and said but the bank told me you did.
She tells me sorry no do I have any other nickles?
I tell her no and I'm sorry but I don't want the groceries I had. and I walked out.
My grandson asked me "grandma what are you suppose to do if the store wont take them either?"
Good question I tell him.
I stopped at McDonald's to get a drink for the two of us cause we were hot and the total came to $3.10. Hot dog I thought I'm getting rid of those Canadian nickles.
But you guessed it. I handed her the money and she tells me I'm sorry we don't take Canadian money.
I told her she was going to have to keep the drinks as I didn't have enough money.
So I added them to my "funny money" jar. Maybe some day I'll get to Canada and be able to use all my "Canadian funny money!"
Hope your week is going well!