View Full Version : Dirty Money.

09-26-2002, 12:43 PM
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.

09-26-2002, 12:45 PM
You could wear gloves....

09-26-2002, 12:47 PM
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.

09-26-2002, 12:47 PM
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.

09-26-2002, 12:47 PM
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

09-26-2002, 12:49 PM
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.

09-26-2002, 12:51 PM
You want real dirty money? Go to a casino and play the slots for about an hour - look at your hands. Gross.

09-26-2002, 01:10 PM
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.

09-26-2002, 01:27 PM
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? :)

09-26-2002, 01:56 PM
damn germophobes :p

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?

09-26-2002, 01:58 PM
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.

09-26-2002, 02:03 PM
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.

09-26-2002, 02:24 PM
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!


09-26-2002, 02:58 PM
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

09-26-2002, 03:31 PM
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.

09-26-2002, 05:08 PM
Originally posted by Fountain
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. Yes, but water can be purified, i.e. distilled. Money on the other hand is a piece of paper/cloth which is passed around the country over and over again only occasionally being cleaned by the obsessive.

I think we should do away with physical money, debit all the way! (btw: debit over credit anyday)

09-26-2002, 05:15 PM
I've never really thought about it....hmm....::licks a 50::

09-26-2002, 10:02 PM
*voice of Ken's mom from downstairs*
Are you smoking up there?
Are you licking 50 dollar bills?

09-26-2002, 11:40 PM
Oh I can't stand the thought of how dirty money is. A few weeks ago on a Friday night at work I had to take an order for this lady. This lady was about as big of a fat .......... as it gets, sorry to say. She must have been well over 300 lbs. The lady was a huge ***** the whole entire order to me. She was asking me a question about our food, then she asked me what Dennis Barney usually gets. In my head I was thinking who the .......... is Dennis Barney, but I only said to her I don't know who Dennis Barney is. Then she goes on to ask for some really screwy order. Once she is done ordering I tell her the price, and I notice her reaching into her dress. The next thing I know her hand is in her bra and she pulls out a $20. I tired touching that money as little as possible. It was so nasty, because she was incredibly nasty and a huge b*tch to me. That's my story, and that's why I hate touching money. Plus I have to see how many people touch money in a night so I wash my hands a lot more than what I used to.

09-27-2002, 01:13 AM
>>Maybe we can just laminate every dollar bill ever made.

Come down-under, we have plastic bills. Just put them through the wash.

>>Go to a casino and play the slots for about an hour

I worked on the tables in a casino to get through UNI. Each hour get a break, first thing you did each hour was to scrub the dirt out from your fingernails.

I read somewhere that just about all the peanuts, pretzels ect in bars contain traces of urine.

Mmmmmm, peed-on-nuts.

09-27-2002, 09:34 AM
Yeah, but... what about this library keyboard I'm typing with? Just thinking about how many sneezed on it, or didn't wash their hands after a bathroom... ughhh! but that goes for just about anything though.

Tangent: anyone done the wheresgeorge.com thing? I did it a couple of times, tracked some bills from across the country. [for those who don't know, allows you to submit the serial and see where it's been traced - if anyone did it before. Marked ones are best.]

09-27-2002, 11:13 AM
Hehe. I did Wheresgeorge a few weeks ago. There was only
one other entry for my dollar, and it was only about 60
miles away from my house.

When I first got the dollar, I read the stamp and thought I
won something... :)

09-27-2002, 07:38 PM
i know someone who used a 20 bill as toilet papaer in an emergency.....and spent it lmao

Pogs ruled i had like a billion

10-01-2002, 05:00 PM
and what, pray tell did they spend it on? toilet paper wouldve been good

10-01-2002, 05:33 PM
lol actually, sad as it is, i think it was mcdonalds lmao