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Re: [Slovak-World] Re: exchange rates

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  • Michelle A Mader
    Dear Vladimir, 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
    Message 1 of 10 , Jun 2, 2003
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      Dear Vladimir,

      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.

      Michelle


      At 08:00 AM 5/30/2003 +0200, you wrote:
      >Dear Michele,
      >Of course, this was a rethorical question.
      >Money is a very important sign of sovereignity and national pride.In most
      >countries.
      >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
      >
      > > 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
      >quarter."
      > > He just handed it back to me. Later I gave it to someone else as part of
      >a
      > > tip.
      > >
      > >
      > > Michelle Maco Mader
      > > Cleveland, Ohio USA
      > > "I have never let my schooling interfere
      > > with my education." - Mark Twain
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