Friday, April 08, 2005

Common Sense is for Suckers (Apparently)

I would LOVE to say that this story was fictional but it’s not. If you don’t want to click on the link because you are using Internet Explorer and don’t want to deal with the extra windows (Please, get Firefox.) just read the first sentence of the story.

“A man trying to pay a fee using $2 bills was arrested, handcuffed and taken to jail after clerks at a Best Buy store questioned the currency's legitimacy and called police.”

I am sure this is a reaction to the widely distributed story concerning a woman who attempted to pay for her purchases at Wal-Mart with a million dollar bill but it is still just sad. The fact that they handcuffed the guy, took him to jail, and then had to wait until a secret service agent got there before he was released is a study in idiocy. There wasn't one person among the many people dealing with this criminal who had ever heard of a 2 dollar bill? I hope that this guy sues and gets millions upon millions of dollars paid of course, in two dollar bills.


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