We should have checked the menu here first, but that’s besides the point. This should read more like “your money will be checked here”. My money cannot be checked until I hand it over, so announcing at the door that it “is checked” would only be true if the detector was built into the door. Let’s modify the time frame, not the door frame: “Money is always checked here.” Counterfeiters surely chow down at much better places.
May 25th, 2005 at 4:06 pm
I e-mailed ’em about it. They’re going to change it, apparently.
May 25th, 2005 at 4:12 pm
Wow, really? Good for them, especially if they want to sell it to people who check American dollars. Cool.
May 26th, 2005 at 2:24 pm
I’m trying to remember what the usual wording is here in Canada about large bills being checked. I think it’s something apologetic like ‘Due to the high incidence of counterfeit bills, it is our policy to scan every bill of $50 or more’ (some people are offended by the lack of confidence shown in their paper money, I guess).
May 26th, 2005 at 2:40 pm
The largest amount of counterfeit US $ to my knowledge can be found in Russia. Maybe a Russian sign is in order. Anyone who wants to counterfeit Canadian dollars isn’t very bright 🙂
May 26th, 2005 at 5:48 pm
That reminds me of the old “belgenmop” about three guys who want to counterfeit money, but can’t decide on the denomination (for purposes of this occasion I’ve “Americanized” the joke). They decide that $5 bills aren’t worth the trouble, and $20 bills are too unimaginative, so they agree on $18 bills. After they’re done, one of them tries to exchange the new bill at a bank. The teller asks him, “would you like three $6 bills, or two 9s?”
May 27th, 2005 at 4:03 pm
And yet it happens. People have even counterfeited subway tickets, which probably costs more than the tickets do.