Is it normal to refuse money

I went to pick up my pizza last night and I was told they wouldn't accept my cash. This happens almost every time I go to pay for food, hardly any place will take my money

I do the same thing every time I wanna go buy something; I deposit all my little bills into my bank and then withdraw money in hundred dollar denominations. I do this so I only have 1 or 2 bills to walk around with instead of a big fat wallet. My wallet is still kinda big though, but that's only because I carry around every card I've ever been given, I mean been approved for.

So anyway, I go to pick up my pizza, it costs a little less than 20 bucks so I hand the guy my hundred dollar bill and gave a big wide smile to make sure he'd know I'm a friendly guy. But the guy at the counter just kept his hand stretched out after looking at it and said "we don't accept bills bigger than 20". I just stared at him, dumb founded, refused to take my money back.

It's money! Just open the safe and hand me some of the money down there. Why does this happen everywhere I go?! Every time I drop a hundred on 20 dollar orders I get turned away and I have to go back to the bank and ask for smaller bills or I have to take out one of my cards from my wallet. And I honestly do not even know what cards work and which are just mock IDs and frequent shopper rewards

Why do I consistently have this problem everywhere I go? I'm the customer and I'm always right. I have the money and they have the goods and services. For all intents and purposes I own every single person in that building when I go to buy something. You know what, I'm going to write an online complaint and get everyone fired.

Is It Normal?
Help us keep this site organized and clean. Thanks!
[ Report Post ]
Comments ( 37 ) Sort: best | oldest
  • A lot of people fake 100.00 bills or they don't keep enough change. Do yourself a favor and get smaller bills next time at the bank.

    Comment Hidden ( show )
      -
    • I don't believe in doing myself favors, I believe that the customer is always right!

      Comment Hidden ( show )
        -
      • Good luck with that.

        Comment Hidden ( show )
          -
        • Listen here sweet pea, I got the almighty us dollar to back my big mouth up

          Comment Hidden ( show )
            -
          • sadly it doesen't seem you have much else backing up your big mouth.

            Comment Hidden ( show )
              -
            • Alright let's line up to see who's got a bigger bank. I'm warning you though, I can pay all your bills and not even be bothered by it

              Comment Hidden ( show )
      • One of the rules of building a successful business is that you learn who not to serve, and to stop serving (fire)problem clients.

        You've personally chosen to be a problem client.

        Don't blame the business for learning how to be successful by choosing not to deal with you.

        Business are not required to serve any specific person.

        Comment Hidden ( show )
          -
        • No sir, the customer is always right. Says so in our constitution. Fact of the matter is, I have what their employers want, money. And they SHOULD be going through a song and dance to get it

          Comment Hidden ( show )
            -
          • There is nowhere in the US Constitution that says the customer is always right.

            You have a very poor understanding of business.

            The overwhelming majority of business owners wish to make a profit dealing with pleasant people.

            They want to be paid extra if they have to deal with unpleasant people; and some business owners cater to that crowd due to the higher profit potential.

            Anyway, if you want service just show up with 10's or 20's.

            Comment Hidden ( show )
  • I stopped carrying $100's unless I'm going to make a multi-hundred dollar purchase.

    For ligitimate security reasons most small businesses rarely have change for anthing larger than a $50, and will only do that on rare occasions.

    The clerks are trained that as soon as the value in the till exceeds say $50, that they drop a certain amount into the safe - which they cannot open (it has a drawer that takes a deposit envelope and dumps it into the safe). Only the store Manager and one other person usually has the ability to open as safe.

    I do carry $50's. But for small purchases I have $20's and whatever is lesser than that in my wallet.

    Sorry, this one is on you. They will take cash. You just have to have cash that is not more than $20 over the purchase price.

    Comment Hidden ( show )
  • Someone has been pretty bored lately and doing a lot of trolling on here. 🤣

    Comment Hidden ( show )
      -
    • Definitely a little bored. Nobody was replying back to me so I had get a little creative

      Comment Hidden ( show )
  • You again

    Comment Hidden ( show )
      -
    • You mean that wanna be top dog poser who looks for validation through unsubstantiated internet claims? Nah, I'm out here in the streets representing what I got, you feel me? Totally different guy, read between the lines and you'll see

      Comment Hidden ( show )
  • It's not the cashiers choice to not take bills higher than 20, that's a decision made by people in corporate, and rules like that are put in place for multiple different reasons; first of all, if the store gets robbed, the robber won't be able to steal hundreds of dollars as and get away as easily, and because a lot of people counterfeit larger bills and if someone were to pay with a counterfeit 100 or 50 the store could take a massive loss.

    The resturaunt or gas station workers aren't trying to be difficult and inconvenience you, they're just people doing their job and following orders from their higher ups.

    You seem to have a very skewed view of other people based on your post. You need to realize these people you talk to are real human beings trying to do a job to get by, and they don't exist soley to serve you, nor are you above any of those people.

    I've worked in food service for 6 years and you seem like the exact type of out of touch, self absorbed customer me and my coworkers would make fun of all the time behind their backs. You need to grow up and realize the world does not revolve around you.

    Comment Hidden ( show )
      -
    • How dare you reduce my entire person down to mere tropes, as if my existence is the satirical genius of an arbitrary observer

      Comment Hidden ( show )
        -
      • I honestly have to commend you on your trolling, you genuinely had me fooled for a hot minute. You honestly are quite a satirical genius.

        Comment Hidden ( show )
          -
        • https://images.app.goo.gl/SKgT55vBS6FbshYDA

          Comment Hidden ( show )
  • stop buyin pizza in the hood

    Comment Hidden ( show )
      -
    • I see we got ourselves another liberal pushing their socialist agenda. I happen to live in the city, where men wear suits and business happens. I should be able to buy my pizzas without these little snowflakes crying about not being able to count that high

      Comment Hidden ( show )
        -
      • pretty saucy response but you obviously aint got the dough and seem to be gettin cheesed off about it actin all upper crust and such

        i sure got a new york style rise outta you and theres no toppin that

        Comment Hidden ( show )
          -
        • Cheeses Crust, I knead to get baked

          Comment Hidden ( show )
      • what are you even talking about dude, lmao. I have never once heard someone say something like that.

        Comment Hidden ( show )
          -
        • Little miss, I live in reality so that's what I'm talking about. Before we continue I must ask that you please put some respec' on my name please ma'am thank you

          Comment Hidden ( show )
            -
          • Until you stop acting as if you're above others and start respecting service workers, I don't beleive you deserve respect.

            Comment Hidden ( show )
              -
            • I don't know how to explain this to you; the working class aren't people. They're slaves, to their employers, to their bills. Hats and aprons exist to segregate them from the rest of society

              Comment Hidden ( show )
  • Besides, by 2050 or sooner, we will probably be a cashless society.

    Comment Hidden ( show )
      -
    • I certainly hope not.

      Comment Hidden ( show )
    • So you're suggesting that in the future it'll be all cards?

      Comment Hidden ( show )
        -
      • Yup.Government wants to trace every dollar to make sure no citizen cheats. Recently, there has been a proposed rule that would require all U.S. banks to turn account information over to the IRS if the balance is greater than 600.00. Imagine that! I'm not kidding...look it up.

        Comment Hidden ( show )
  • 100.00’s are hard for people to break or make change. I’d suggest going for 50.00’s instead.

    Comment Hidden ( show )
  • Keep one card on you that has a $100 or $200 limit on it. When you have a small purchase and they can't/won't take your money, use the card. Send your $100 bill back to the bank each payday to pay off the card, no interest charge that way.

    Matter of fact the pizza place will make less on your purchase because most CC companies charge a 2 or 3% handling fee. That's your revenge against them.

    So the pizza cost you less and you donate a little bit of change to helping employ other people. You did your good deed for the day. From the sound of your post, you don't go out of your way to help others anyways. Now you can say you're a good and thoughtful person.

    Comment Hidden ( show )
  • It says on the money that it is legal tender. If they have an issue with that just take back your money and leave. Then go somewhere else to get your pizza. There are way too many pizza shops to worry about them.

    Comment Hidden ( show )
      -
    • Thank you that's what I'm saying! Finally somebody who agrees with me! Only problem is most of these food places don't accept these big bills no more. So if I wanna feel like a big shot and drop a hundred dollar bill on a 20 dollar order I gotta go to McDonald's or something, on the inside. And then it's almost not worth it, but I still do it anyway

      Comment Hidden ( show )
  • You keep doing the same thing and keep getting the same result, anyone with even the smallest amount of common sense would have worked it out by now. Carry smaller denomination bank notes.

    For your information the customer is not always right. Management put policies in place for the greater good of their business. That sometimes means arrogant and insignificant customers, ones like you for example, find their custom refused for the greater good of the business needs. But hey ho, you go right ahead and carry on getting turned away from the pizza take away with no food. I’m sure they have plenty of other customers and you’re the only one going away hungry!

    Comment Hidden ( show )
Add A Comment