Not fussy

21 12 2009

Dirty money - mostly

Small denomination US dollar notes are quite hard to come by in Zimbabwe. I am quite lucky in that my business takes quite a lot of small currency so each month I start hording it so that I don’t have an issue when it comes to wages which this month I’ll pay on Wednesday. The bank I deal with has in the past been very helpful but I don’t take chances. Amazingly just about the only criterion on defacement is that the notes must not be torn. All the notes in the picture are quite acceptable! I think I am correct in saying that we are using US currency without the USA’s permission so they refuse to change any old notes for new. It’s a bit like the pass the parcel game but in this one you don’t want to be left with the torn notes.