Montgomery Burns wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:03 pm
JordiJanTaxi wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:54 am
But next time a cashier tells you any silly comment on a 2002 bill, you say that banknotes do not have an expiration date
, and that it is not up to him/her
to decide whether a banknote is suitable for circulation or not, and that if he/she doesn't like it, can give it as change to the next client (so keep the bill going
), and stop bothering civilized people and stop making people loose time with nonsense arguments.
I agree with you, and you are, of course, right. But the problem is, people working behind counters become picky because some of the people they face are picky, ie. they complain when they get "bad" notes in their change. As a taxi driver, this has never happened to you? I once handed a man at a shop a noticeably torn bill, and he immediately goes "let me just tape this up real quick... people don't like torn notes!"
It's silly of people to act like bill "cops", but I sympathize with people who have to face complainers all the time. This is partly why I don't stamp as many bills as I'd like lol.
We basically say the same things, except that you add one more reason and are quite more "politically correct". I am much less tolerant with what I consider is wrong acting or "personal theories" about legal facts.
My work life has three separated "ages": the last one, nine years now, in the taxi. Before this, I was for 14 years at the Greek Consulate in Barcelona, and before that, I had, for 15 years, a wine shop at Poble Espanyol, a touristic spot in Barcelona. I've received, in the already 24 years of cash managing, quite a few hundreds of torn or bad condition banknotes, including pre-euro currencies (mostly french francs and italian lire, but also german marks, greek drachmes, portuguese escudos, and other non euro currencies like swiss francs, australian, hong kong and us dollars, japanese yens...). The worst condition papers have always been the italian lire (and now with €uro, the S bills). I had three FULL cash drawers, meaning that people who paid in ITL and in FRF received the full change in their own currencies, coins included. Apart from these two, the rest of the currencies were accepted only in paper, change given in pesetas, and banknotes deposited in the bank.
I have never had any problem giving banknotes for change. Maybe bucause since the very beginning I had the vice of fixing bills very carefully with transparent adhesive tape.
Sorry for the "brick".