Well, yesterday I was the had the bank tellers laughing at me! This is what happened............
Over the weekend, I sent my 11 year old into my wallet to see how much money I had before we went out for errands. Truth be told, he was looking for himself, as he got a gift card to a certain electronics store for Christmas and couldn't find anything to buy there. I had told him that I would "buy" his gift card from him ($25) and he could spend the money where he liked. Of course, this was following a conversation about being careful about which store he would ask for a gift card from in the future. Indeed, I did have enough money to make the exchange for him.
However, while he had my wallet emptied, he noted that I had a $10.00 bill that "looked weird". I just said, "okay" and went about my business. Several minutes later, my teenager walked into the kitchen and said, "What's with that $10.00 bill? It looks weird."
That got my attention. Within minutes, we were all closely examining this bill. My teen, digitally adept with his ipod-touch was already on some website that was telling us what to look for with possibly counterfeit money. Well, we were left undecided, but I sure as h.......
wasn't going to spend that money, until I took it to the bank!
Later, my husband got home. The kids were all excited and the first thing they told him was about this suspicious ten! He thought we were all nuts!!!! "It's just an old bill", he said (noting that it was dated 1995).
Well, to make a long story short, I took the $10 to the bank yesterday and had them look at it. After 3 pairs of eyes rolling at my request, they took the bill and did some kind of "special pen" test on it. "It's just an old bill", they said mimicking my husbands comments. "Okay", I replied.
Man, did I feel dumb! But, if I had to do it over again, I would! Now, I can feel safe about spending my $10.00!!! Everyone, including my entire family and the bank staff, had a good laugh about it! I wasn't too happy about being laughed at; but then, again I am teased quite a bit by my family; so it turned out to be just another day!
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