Saturday, September 15, 2007

Of writing and acceptance

You have entered 25,328 Bills worth $69,076
Bills with hits: 1,904 Total hits: 2,136
Hit rate: 7.52% Slugging Percentage: 8.43% (total hits/total bills)
George Score: 1,085.14
Your rank (based on George Score) is #809 (out of 52,157 current users with a George Score. [98.4 Percentile])
Your State Rank in Florida is: 41 out of 6,274 [99.3]

I’ve decided that it’s easier to keep my photos on Photobucket. I haven’t really figured out how to add multiple pictures in the same post. I am still going to add them to Flickr mostly so that people can comment on them individually. I have one here that I want some answers on and I figure that it’s more likely that I’ll get an answer if I have them in two places rather than just one.

I got both of these from the casino in Hallandale. Now, I would have been curious if I had just seen one, but to get two in a row with the same number is just odd. I think this deserves an explanation. Is it part of a phone number? Is it part of an address? Is it a special year? I don’t know.

Whatever it is, why write it on two bills. I can see if it’s some sort of independence year. Maybe it’s to commemorate the 540th anniversary of some special occasion. (Since the bill isn’t 40 years old, I can at least assume that it’s not the 500th anniversary.) It may be leet, in which case I’ll need someone to translate. From what I understand, there’s no definitive guide to translating leet and leet is meant to encode information, making it difficult to translate.

Also, I found two bills with names on them. One is Jenny and the other is Maureen L. I’m not going to post them here, only because I get so many with names on them. It’s becoming a little cliché at this point. I am posting them on Flickr if you want to have a look, though.

On another note, I’m getting a little worried about my usage of $2 bills. It’s not that I think I have a problem spending them. It’s that I think people often have a problem taking them. In many cases, people have to ask someone else if they can accept them. This confuses me, as they’re still valid currency. Before you say that some places won’t accept $100 and $50 bills, bear in mind that there is a legitimate reason for this. Most places of business can’t afford to break too many of these, as they may have only $100 in the register at any given time. Breaking a $2 bill isn’t often that big of a problem.

The problem comes from people who don’t realize that $2 bills are still being printed or are being thrown by someone who’s actually spending one. Many of the places that I go to regularly don’t have a problem with it. (My only concern there is that they’re not being put back into circulation, which stems from the aforementioned problems.)

Come on, people. $2 bills aren’t that rare.

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