- Here is a video that shows how they count money in different parts of
the world. Now I have been to Slovakia often enough, but have never
noted how money is counted ...
any observations out there? Any comments on the claims in the video?
> how they count money in different parts of the world.I wonder, Ron -- is it supposed to be what most people in those
regions do? The first thing to notice is that it appears to be
"professional" counting and of a large number of crisp banknotes
(look-alikes). Second, banknotes of different denominations are of
different sizes in Europe, so again -- it would be rare for a
non-professional to count from such a wad of money, you cannot do it
with banknotes of different denominations that you normally carry around.
Additionally, almost all people in Central Europe at least carry cash
in wallets and would, therefore, pull the banknotes out one by one.
I'd also say that when people (including the cashiers at supermarkets,
for instance), in the Euro-North-American cultures at least, find
themselves in a situation when they need to count a large sum of
banknotes, most will put the counted banknotes on the desk in front of
them, because people don't carry many crisp banknotes, don't want to
lick their fingers in order to count crumpled ones in the manner shown
in the clips, and because that's about the only way a non-professional
can be sure of getting the count right.
A hint of a confirmation that it may be so is in the movies -- the
crooks count money by putting the banknotes on the table, meaning
that's what the screenwriters, actors, and directors consider "the way