Why don't more bars cash $100 bills?
A couple years ago, I went to Italy to visit some family and see some sights.
While I was there, I noticed that everybody demanded exact change. It drove me nuts. If I bought a sandwich for 6 Euros and tried to pay with a 10 Euro note, they would freak out.
That doesn't happen here in the states. At least not that often.
But I have heard from several people that it's incredibly hard to get a Baltimore bar to take a $100 bill.
I don't roll deep like that, so I don't know from personal experience ...
I'm sure that depends on how much the customer with the $100 has spent in a bar. I mean, buying one $3 beer and trying to pay for it with a Benjamin is more than a little ludicrous.
But I think that if you spend more than $30 in a bar, they should break your $100 -- especially if it's a Friday. I know bars aren't banks, but a lot of people get paid in $100 bills on Fridays and want to go out to the bars to spend that moolah, daddio.
And what kind of message does it send if, in the land of the free and the home of the brave, you can't drop a Franklin on the bar and expect them to break it?
I rest my case.
(Sun archive photo)