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"Now that's what I call thinking. 'ere, Vroomfondel, 'ow come we never think of things like that?" said Alex.

"Dunno," said Greg. "I think our brains must be too highly trained, Majikthise."

Brigid, wandering in at this stage, brandished a pair of $10 bills at them. "I think my change from lunch needs to relax," she said. "It's two tens."

"What?" said Alex.

"That doesn't make any sense," said Greg. "Your lunch made you tense?"

"Not me," said Brigid, waving the bills at him. "My change. It needs to relax."

"Your change needs to relax," said Greg, flatly.

"Yes. Because it's two tens."

Greg looked over at Alex as if Brigid's hair was on fire, then back to her. "Would you rather have four fives?"

"No!" said Brigid. "My change needs to relax because it's two tens!!"

Greg's eyes widened. "It's not the only one," he said.

"Aw, geeze, forget it!" said Brigid, and stormed out.

"I love doing that to her," Greg said, after she was gone.

"Live dangerously, don't you?" said Alex.

-The Gneech

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kylet
Jul. 28th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
Hee! I wager she doesn't have the straightfacedness to return the favor.

But...how would she get two tens as change anyway? XD
the_gneech
Jul. 28th, 2009 07:29 pm (UTC)
Uuuuummm...

...well obviously...

...she paid with a $30 bill! *nodnods*

...

Look! An obvious distraction! *zoom!*

-TG
kylet
Jul. 28th, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
Hee! Since it was clearly a joke, I figured she didn't really mean that part. I just spouted that as further ammo Greg could've used ;-)
vakkotaur
Jul. 29th, 2009 01:18 am (UTC)
Pay for $30 worth of stuff with a $50 bill when the cash drawer has no $20 bills. The question is: $30 lunch?
laurie_robey
Jul. 28th, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
Mean!
radbaron
Jul. 28th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
You dont have $50's in the States?
the_mcp
Jul. 29th, 2009 02:14 am (UTC)
We do, they're just not in as common circulation as smaller bills.

I imagine ATMs are a significant contributor to this, since the vast majority of them -- at least here in the US -- only dispense $20s, so if you withdraw $200 you get ten $20s, not four $50s or two $100s, and most people get their cash from ATMs these days rather than actually going to the bank to withdraw money or cash a cheque.

Plus, a lot of retailers don't like taking anything larger than a $20, especially for small purchases. (And I can kind of see their point; it doesn't take too many people handing over a $50 bill for a $0.99 purchase to run your register out of smaller bills to make change with...)
hossblacksilver
Jul. 29th, 2009 02:25 am (UTC)
I Grant you that we do. n_n
torakiyoshi
Jul. 29th, 2009 05:52 am (UTC)
You rang?

-=TK
hossblacksilver
Jul. 29th, 2009 06:02 am (UTC)
*Gomez* Why yes, Lurch! We need you to move Fester's laboratory to the north tower for airing out! */Gomez*
torakiyoshi
Jul. 29th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
Hrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....

No, seriously. You said my (real) name. $50 Bill is my memnonic for when people have trouble remembering it.

-=TK

Edited at 2009-07-29 04:31 pm (UTC)
hossblacksilver
Jul. 30th, 2009 05:20 am (UTC)
And to add to the Jenga tower of coincidence, you just did the same to me. If I had $5 for every time I got 'Dollar Bill' (among others), Gates would be hitting me up for money.
kinkyturtle
Jul. 30th, 2009 10:55 am (UTC)
Aw man, you don't wanna be Dollar Bill! He got killed by his cape. Edna Mode was right!
hossblacksilver
Jul. 30th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
Well, here in Charlotte we had a television/radio celebrity by the name of Bill Dollar.
torakiyoshi
Jul. 30th, 2009 02:21 pm (UTC)
Ahhh, see, as a history buff, I'd relate you to the Norman who conquered England in 1066.

-=TK

Edited at 2009-07-30 02:22 pm (UTC)
hossblacksilver
Jul. 30th, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC)
Norman is my (late) grandfather (Norman), (late) uncle (Nornie) and cousin (Well, actually he goes by the more familiar version of his first name, Chuck).
torakiyoshi
Jul. 30th, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC)
This one was a Norman by race, not in name.

-=TK
hossblacksilver
Jul. 31st, 2009 03:44 am (UTC)
Well, I knew you where referring to the one that defeated the forces of Harold the Redeemer at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 conquering Anglo-Saxon England. Not only do I have English heritage for a long time I played Blacksilver on a Robin Hood themed MUCK. I picked up a little history over the years that way. ;)
torakiyoshi
Jul. 31st, 2009 06:34 am (UTC)
Aha. And now I know. I'm still getting to know you, so I don't yet know what you might know, you know?

-=TK

Edited at 2009-07-31 06:35 am (UTC)
hossblacksilver
Aug. 1st, 2009 04:48 am (UTC)
That's cool. n_n

Oh, I just realized something we have in common, your name's on the $50, my middle name's on the $20. Take those two tens. n_n
torakiyoshi
Dec. 4th, 2009 08:03 pm (UTC)
You know, somehow I missed that one. But I'm going back through old B&Gs and just saw it. Is your middle name his first or last?

-=TK
hossblacksilver
Dec. 8th, 2009 10:34 am (UTC)
Last.
torakiyoshi
Dec. 8th, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
Coolies. :)

-=TK
hossblacksilver
Aug. 1st, 2009 04:51 am (UTC)
And knowing is half the battle!
torakiyoshi
Jul. 29th, 2009 05:51 am (UTC)
If I were Brigid, I would have killed him with papercuts, using the too tense as murder weapons.

-=TK
kinkyturtle
Jul. 30th, 2009 10:54 am (UTC)
It was the smallest pizza they had ever seen!
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