This: this shouldn’t be a thing. Storeowners and shopkeeps shouldn’t have to inform you filthy, sweaty gits that paying with moist underwear money is not on.
And yet here we are, three weeks in to Spring, and a Perth bottle shop has been forced to pin up the following public service announcement:
“Due to concerning health reasons, we will no longer be accepting any money that has been concealed in underwear or socks. We are sorry for any inconvenience, cheers for your understanding.”
Apparently balmy old Perth’s experiencing a bit of a hygiene crisis, where clammy customers are frequently stowing their grog money in their undies. Without even touching on what kind of ‘concerning health reasons’ we might be dealing with here, it bears repeating that sticky panties money is not okay. Get a wallet and a bankcard, you sweaty neanderthals. Cash is dead.
Cellarbrations owner Michael Nicolof, for one, has had a gutful. He’s the man who was forced to print out the above warning after a string of socks-and-undies related offences.
“During wintertime not much of an issue, but coming into summer time, this money gets quite sweaty and the staff and myself don’t really enjoy handling that money,” he said.
“The females that come in tend to hide it in their bra – and that would be tucked in under the arm or under the breast – and the males tend to put it in the top of their sock.”
Certain clientele, Michael continues, take their money-trafficking methods to egregious extremes.
“I had an incident with a male customer where he’s actually taken his shoe off, and he’s taken his sock off and there was money in the arch of his foot,” he said. “Look, that’s money we don’t want to touch.”
Source: WA Today
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