No counterfeit bills here

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  1. Rockinvet

    Rockinvet Tele-Afflicted

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    I’m in the process of downsizing my house and my equipment. In doing so I’ve been selling guitars and furniture. So the other day I deposited over a couple thousand cash in the bank and took a $50 bill for some spending cash. The teller spread the money out like a casino card dealer and scanned all the bills with one swipe of a counterfeit marker. In a flash all bills were good.

    The next day we’re on our way to our new apartment and stop in at McDonalds drive through. I never go to Mac Donalds but we were in a hurry. First they didn’t get the order right then I hand over the $50 bill to pay. I wait then no change, what? This manager in training looking guy comes to the window says it’s a counterfeit and he has to take it. WTF, no way that’s my money. I snapped the bill out of his hands as he held it out to show me, paid with a twenty and went to my bank at the other end of the parking lot. My wife was all freaked out thinking we got ripped off selling stuff. I immediately went to my bank held the bill up to the teller she zaps it in the machine and it’s real. It was an old bill but never the less, still authentic.

    Needless to say I was a little upset and went back and had a few words with the manager. Well she wasn’t happy either. She said they are not supposed to confiscate the bill and she would have a word with her employee. I told her I was going to complain to corporate and that definitely got her attention. She gave me the usual “that won’t happen again, is there anything I can do” song and dance. By this time I had spent about a half an hour getting fast food. It was supposed to be a quick and easy catch a meal on the fly and get moving. Oh and by the way to make matters worse the food was now cold and greasy!
     
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    There will always be time to complain later. Gotta eat that chow while it's hot.
     
  3. Rockinvet

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    I know that just made the situations worse!
     
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    Priorities, dude. :)
     
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    Three words "you are fired"...sounds like the person was gonna make some quick cash. The McDs around here have cash scanners and they scan every bill...otherwise the employee pays if the drawer gets caught with a fake. Cheers.
     
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    Banks are obligated to confiscate counterfeit bills if brought to them. Apparently, the US Treasury Dept recommends private businesses try to do the same. That's a recipe for poor outcomes if you ask me.

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    I think the OP has anger management issues. Chill out man. It was a frickin' mistake.
     
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    Mistake #1. Going to McDonalds
     
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    McD's is bad enough when it's hot, it's like cardboard when it gets cold.
     
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    It's just the actual truth about fast food ;)
     
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    I dunno, if someone wanted to confiscate a $50 bill of mine, I think I'd be angry too.
     
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    Never eat the stuff. However, I work on tills in my job, I have a scanner for bank notes, any fakes get handed back to the customer, and they have to hand over another bill, or leave the goods at the till.
     
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    Using counterfeit bills has had worse outcomes than a cold sandwich for some people....
     
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    "Oh and by the way to make matters worse the food was now cold and greasy!"

    Compared to hot and greasy.
     
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    A few years ago, we had a "high functioning" Special Ed student show up to school showing off a fifty dollar bill. I, and another teacher, looked at it, and the other teacher (a former cop) said it was counterfeit. He called the Dallas office for the Secret Service, and the next day they sent over two agents to check it out. They took one look, and said "FAKE", and confiscated it. They questioned the student VERY briefly (he claimed he found it) but decided because of his disabilities they'd never get conclusive info, and then they left......we never heard another word.
     
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    The "old fifty dollar bills" were discontinued in 2004. There's a good chance the manager in training had never even seen one. Most young kids wouldn't know what the older bills look like anyways. If the OP would have kept his cool he probably would have got an apology and a free meal.
     
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    Also "food"
     
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    Maybe the employee just thought this was an easy way to score a quick $50. I wonder how many they have "confiscated to turn over"?
     
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