If you use cash at all, if only occasionally, start using this talking pointSubmitted by Mell_o_Drama on Thu, 08/20/2009 - 06:00
when you hand somebody your private bank-owned currency. People call FRNs cash & it's a compliment they don't deserve. Whenever you hand somebody a FRN, whether it be the cab driver, street vendor, gas station, grocery store, movie theater, anybody new you come across, the waitress, ASK if they take federal reserve notes. They'll either say yes, or look at you strangely & say what, what do you mean, if they don't know what they are or haven't heard them referred to like that. It's not an illogical question since it is a private bank issued currency, & you wouldn't normally expect a merchant to take it, just as if a privately-owned bank started issuing currency, you wouldn't expect merchants nationwide to take it. You can get into a conversation, if they ask & give them the lesson on the FED, give them the names of movies to watch, such as FIAT EMPIRE, MONEY MASTERS, ET AL. You don't need to ask someone more than once this.
I encourage FRNs to keep your financial anonymity, I encourage 1s b/c they cost the same as every other denomination to make, which means ask for your change in 1s.