I just thought it was funny, especially since the Canadians
near the border will take U.S. dollars without a moment's
thought. I wouldn't expect most countries to take U.S. dollars
and I already know the U.S. won't accept anyone else's money.
At 08:00 AM 5/30/2003 +0200, you wrote:
>Of course, this was a rethorical question.
>Money is a very important sign of sovereignity and national pride.In most
>What you have in your hand may be of value to you, but must not neccessarily
>be of value to a foreigner.
>I always try to respect local customs.
> > Vladimir wrote:
> > >Can you pay anything in the US with any other currency than a dollar?
> > No, although living on the Canadian border many stores here will
> > take Canadian coins (dimes, quarters, pennies) but nothing bigger
> > and no paper money.
> > Many years ago when I was living in California for a short time someone
> > gave me a Canadian quarter as part of a tip. When I tried to spend it
> > at the grocery store the cashier looked at me as though I'd just handed
> > him something from central Africa saying, "This is foreign money."
> > I started laughing and said, "What's the big deal, it's a Canadian
> > He just handed it back to me. Later I gave it to someone else as part of
> > tip.
> > Michelle Maco Mader
> > Cleveland, Ohio USA
> > "I have never let my schooling interfere
> > with my education." - Mark Twain