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  1. I cracked open a roll of GW $1 coins, grabbed a handful of Kennedy halfs, and went to my local breakfast place this morning. The corned beef hash was awful, but at least it wasn't cheap. I plunked down a stack of 8 shiny dollars and a separate stack of 4 halfs. The cashier was a friendly but shy young guy who spoke very little English. He took one look at the stacks and burst into delighted laughter. I'm not talking mild chuckle -- he was almost guffawing.

     

    "Do you get many half dollars?" I asked him.

    "Hahahahahah!"

    "It does look kinda funny, doesn't it?"

    "Hahahahahah!"

    So I started laughing too. He carefully counted the dollars, put them aside, and cradled the halfs in the palm of his hand.

    "Um... You gave me eight dollars?"

    "No, those are 50 cents. Four of them, so that's $2 in your hand."

    "OH! Hahahahahahaha!!!!!"

    He gave me back my dime in change, and I left, taking one last look at the counter, where he was beaming back at me.

     

    That was fun. Next time, I might pull the dollars out of my Count Chocula coin purse.

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