Wednesday, 19 January 2011

"Foibles" part one: banknotes

So, I figured people might be getting a little bored of reading my curmudgeonly musings on roadworks, and buses, and television advertising...  So, instead, I thought it might be fun to give a little insight into me, and how I live - through a short series of posts about the weird little quirks and foibles I seem to have...  (You might not think it's fun, of course - but if you don't, why not just go away?!)

Anyhow, this first post is going to be about how strangely obsessive I am, when it comes to storing money...

Obviously, coins just rattle around loose in one's pocket, or in the glove compartment of one's car, and there's very little anyone can do about that!  But when it comes to notes, I am very pernickity about how I put them away in my wallet...

Firstly, I cannot stand it when banknotes are creased and folded over at the corners...  Some older notes' corners are folded several times, but I hate putting them away like that, and always insist on unfolding and flattening every note, before putting it away - even if that means holding up a queue of people waiting to pay for something, while I'm unfolding the corners of my change!  (Yeah, sorry about that!)

Of course, different denominations of banknotes are different sizes - but when I put several notes of different values into my wallet, I have to line them all up by the bottom right-hand corner...  Like this -












And of course, it goes without saying they all have to be the same way up, and facing the same way, with the Queen facing backwards...  (I don't know why I always have the Queen facing backwards - it's nothing personal!  There's no logical reason, that's just the way I always do it...)

Anyway, that turned out to be duller than I thought, so tune it next time to read more boring stuff...

3 comments:

TbR said...

I do the same actually - except I have the Queen facing out. I might turn them around this week, mix it up and be a bit crazy. But I'd still have to keep them in size order, else all hell would break loose.

Sam said...

You would have a heart attack looking in my wallet! I have "notes" in several different sleeves, some are folded in half, some aren't, they aren't in any order or facing a certain way. Hah! Oh, and all of our "notes" are the same size!

Ashley said...

I'm similar to you in a bit. I'm not so anal about the corners, I usually rush myself to get through a line so the next person can get started checking out. I usually put my bills big to small, with the small ones in front. I guess I feel if someone looks in my wallet and sees a one first, they might think I have a bunch of ones and not want to steal my money...yeah I'm crazy.

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