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!