Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Court Rules That Paper Money Discriminates Against the Blind

This is one of those "told you so" moments.

My first trip to the United Sates was in 1984, and that was the first time I has a walletful of this strange green money. And compared to the British banknotes I had used up until that moment, I immediately noticed that you could not tell the notes apart unless you were sighted. Though in recent years newer "bills" have got a bit more colourful, they are still all the same size.

Of course when this arose in converstaion with my new in-laws they looked at me like I was barmy.

Just like the waitress at the Holiday Inn at Charlotte NC. I had asked for marmalade at breakfast and she said "This is America, honey!"

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