Before I can even count it, I have to straighten this mess out. Then I have to see if it does indeed come out to $900. Yes. A $900 money order in fives and tens with a side of singles.
You're short a couple dollars, plus the obligatory forty-six cent fee. Must be that pack of Kools Menthols. PS: Your breath stink and your teeth are rotten.
Cue frantic scratching around, first in your cigarette holder, then your pockets, then in your purse in an effort to make up the difference in change.
You're throwing out coins and I'm counting. It is like the last few seconds of a horse race - except the only race you ever ran was to the buffet counter at Golden Dynasty. Or to the half-off sale at Forever 21 - even though that stuff sure don't fit you!
I've got the commentary going "Alright, that's $1.90, that's two dollars. You need forty-six more cents."
"OK, that's a dime. There's a other dime. You need a quarter and a penny. Do you have that in your purse? What about in your pocket?"
Throws something out. It's metal, shiny, and it looks like money.
"Ma'am, I can't take that. That's Canadian money."
The Canadian quarter is the same general size and shape as the American quarter, and right now is worth about 24 cents; a few years ago it was worth just 12 cents. Foreign currency pops up in our rolled coins all the time. Most of the time, the foreign money goes off to the side and then right back to the Accounting Office.
*sniffs and tosses hair* "Well why can't you take it?" Really? You're asking me this?
Well, the United States Coinage Act of 1965 states:
United States coins and currency (including Federal reserve notes and circulating notes of Federal reserve banks and national banks) are legal tender for all debts, public charges, taxes, and dues. Foreign gold or silver coins are not legal tender for debts.She eventually scratched up another three nickels, a dime, and a penny. And got a money order. Good for her!