Dirty Money.

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    Dirty Money.

    The other day I was getting change from a purchase I had made.
    The lady licked her fingers before pulling out the dollar bills. As if
    they were just regular pieces of paper...

    This is icky. Money is the dirtiest thing on the planet. Just imagine
    how many people touch it. I can only guess as to what might be
    on it...

    I get grossed out everytime I need to touch a dollar bill. I don't
    know what the solution is, either. Don't want the money system
    to go digital; don't want my purchases being tracked. Maybe we
    can just laminate every dollar bill ever made. That way we can
    run the bills under some water or something; clean them...

    Ooh, change the money from paper to some sort of cloth. Something
    that can be cleaned. Anything! It's really gross.
    Staying away from General.

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    You could wear gloves....

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    Yeah, but i don't want to be a freak. Eveytime I pull out my wallet,
    I pull out a pair of latex gloves, too? I like my dollar-lamination
    idea better.
    Staying away from General.

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    Pffft! You should be greatful that you get "injections" of other peoples bacteria, it's the same as vaccin. That strengthens your immune system, and you may live longer.

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    But he needs to touch his gloves to put them on! How bout washing all your bills and ironing them straight. Will provide you with hours of fun

    EDIT - /me spits on Zewu to help him build immunity
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    And what about the coins? I always see blue gunk all over pennies.

    Anybody remember the Pog? I loved those. I had so many..

    Remember Alf? He's back. In Pog form. Hehehe.
    Staying away from General.

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    You want real dirty money? Go to a casino and play the slots for about an hour - look at your hands. Gross.

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    In my convience store days, I used to have a customer that would spray his change with lysol before taking it and even then he would only would touch it with a small white cloth that was then placed in a plastic bag.

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    Can we say Obsesive Compulsive?

    I totally agree though. Most people dont think "dirty" if its not physically covered in some sort of visible caustic crud that will make you go blind and deaf if you breath near it.

    >>I always see blue gunk all over pennies.

    That corrosion; not a germ manifestion from hell.

    Not much you can do about it. Wash your hands before eating anything? Stop spending money?
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    damn germophobes

    You can send me all your bills and coins. I'll keep them as far away from you as I can. Hey what are buddies for?
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    You know what I hate? Bills that aren't ordered by serial number.... One of my mom's friends has OCD and orders all the bills in her wallet by serial number.

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    Whoa! I was just thinking about this same thing today! I work for a local bank, and as such I have to touch a lot of money. I can't go 5 minutes without having to wash my hands. Just looking at the one person who hands me the money is enough to make me worry about where their hands have been, not to mention the thousands of others who have also handled the stuff.

    Touching money is like wiping your hands on a public bathroom floor; and people who smell money? Gaaah! That's just wrong! The money I get smells like .......... anyway!

    I only like the smell of new money, that's a good smell

    Well, the bowl of chestnuts that I have on my desk is telling me to stop now, and as always; I shall obey them.

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    Originally posted by ethic

    Remember Alf? He's back. In Pog form. Hehehe.
    The Simpsons can be incorporated into all aspects of life.

    Well you dont have to carry money, you can use your chard card wherever you go!

    Ive seen people on the subway touch those seats, and bars to hold onto, and then grab a piece of fruit and eat it, thats just nasty!

    Germsssssssssssssssss
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    one of my uncles is obsesive compulsive about money being dirty so he will wash it in his bath tub like 4 or 5 times then blow dry them, its pretty funny to watch if you know him otherwise you think hes just crazy. so just wash it if your that worried
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    Hmmmm, if you have good hygiene- which has been pointed out(washing hands etc)..

    What have you got to worry about?

    All the drinking water you have ever drunk has been urinated by a few people-probably drunk Shakespears or something. Trust Fountain-this is more gross.
    Such is life.

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