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Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by TeddiRevolution
Reminds me of an original Twilight Zone episode ( Season One, #22 ) "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street".
Rod Serling, writer, creator of the show, was extremely plugged in to the psychology of his fellow Man.
I just got a bag of nonnumismatic, not good enough to collect, silver dimes. If the shtf, people will take silver as payment, even if dollars are only good for tp. But the wad of even ones or fives, is good if a street thug holds you up. Pull the wad out of paper out and throw it in the air, and run. He'll be too busy trying to get it to mess with you any more. Or find the REAL stash!
Originally posted by exile1981
Originally posted by badgerprints
Always have a C note tucked in the back of a purse or wallet.
I prefer 5 $20's as so many places have signs saying they don't take $100's anymore.
People started pointing fingers at the cashiers, THEY must have done something. When the manager tried to explain it was not the cashier's doing, the company was to blame for making such a flawed system. Soon enough, with no knowledge of how the system actually worked, people began blaming others for buying too many groceries in the first place. In the span of a few minutes, perfectly calm, content people turned on those around them and eventually each other because food and money weren't immediately available to them