Since when are coins not considered to be money? Or bills larger than a $20 questioned?
Today I saw this sign and thought to myself, "it's a good thing I don't just have a $50 or a $100 dollar bill on me, or I wouldn't be able to pay."
It is becoming increasingly difficult to travel and pay for things with cash. And after seeing this sign I am about ready to make myself a name tag that reads: I do not accept coins as change...please round up to the next dollar.
I first encountered the cash problem in Virginia when we stopped for the night and the night manager of a well known motel said, "Your room will be $110. Will that be cash or credit?"
I got out my purse and began counting out $110 in cash and she promptly told me that they didn't accept cash. I of course reminded her that she said, "cash or credit," of which she replied that they didn't accept real cash, so I told her that I didn't have any counterfeit cash on me, and this would have to do. I was paying with two $50 dollar bills and a $10 and she then asked me if I had a credit card. I told her yes and gave it to her to pay for our room. I guess it was the two $50's that scared her. We don't carry any bills larger than $2o anymore.
I know that establishments are afraid that they might get stuck with counterfeit bills, but what is it with coins? Can't they count? Or don't they want to take the time to count coins?
We truly are becoming a world of plastic.