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Dollar Store

A dollar store is a store where everything costs a dollar or less. They are typically found in malls or in the dodgy part of downtown. Sometimes they are ninety-nine cents stores, sometimes they are dollar plus stores, but they are all basically the same. Most of the merchandise is off-brand or bought at closeout prices. You’ll find cans of food that shouldn’t be canned. You’ll find cheap toothbrushes that you’d be scared to put in your mouth. You’ll find obscure products from countries that don’t exist anymore. You’ll find candy that even your grandma would be ashamed to pass out on Halloween. But you’ll always find a bargain, and that’s why dollar stores exist in the first place.

Critically Rated at 10/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Ripped Dollar

I went out to dinner a few nights ago and picked up the check with my credit card. My friends opened their wallets and threw a couple of bucks my way and then we all parted ways. I got back home and took out the cash to count it and I noticed that someone slipped in a ripped ten-dollar-bill. It was practically ripped in half, and the two pieces were barely holding together. A slight breeze could have blown it apart. I felt hurt and betrayed. I could not believe that one of my so-called friends would have the audacity to give me such a ghetto piece of legal tender. At least tape it up before you give it to me. You only have two options when you get a ripped dollar. You can go to the bank and exchange it for another bill, or you can tape it up and try to pass it on to some unsuspecting cashier. Money is supposed to be crisp, clean, and sexy. Nobody wants a tainted ripped dollar. Try to get rid of it as fast as you can and move on with your life.

Critically Rated at 5/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Finding Money

You could be having the worst day of your life, but nothing makes you smile like putting your hands in the pockets of a jacket you haven’t worn in a while and finding twenty bucks. It’s like a present from your forgetful self. Sometimes you’ll be trudging along the street and you’ll notice a little piece of paper with a familiar face on it. It might just be a five, but that’s a Slurpee and some munchies at 7-Eleven. Finding money on the ground at the bar is like winning the lottery.

Critically Rated at 17/17

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Dollar Coins

Dollar coins are becoming more common, but they are still pretty annoying. You can use them for public transportation and some vending machines will accept them. They have no slot in cash registers, so you hardly use them for regular cash transactions. There are a few common dollar coins. The Susan B. Anthony dollar coin is silver and slightly bigger than a quarter. They look very similar to quarters and are constantly mistaken for them. The public hates them and I do too. Sacajawea dollar coins are gold and depict Sacajawea, the Indian Princess who loved Lewis and hated Clark. Slightly better than the Susan B. Anthony coins, these are gold and are easily distinguished from other US coins. I think it’s also the only coin with a baby on it.

The Sacajawea coins were also not well received by the public. The obvious solution was to stick a president on there. But which one? How about all of them?!? Sounds good to me. The government saw the benefits of people collecting state quarters, and they unveiled a line of dollar coins which will depict each president eventually. Finally William Henry Harrison and Gerald Ford get their own currency, what a relief.

Critically Rated at 6/17 for the Susan B. Anthony coin.

Critically Rated at 11/17 for the Sacajawea coin.

Critically Rated at 14/17 for the Presidential coins.

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