February 28, 2014
Location: Hot Bird, Brooklyn, NY
Date: August 12, 2013
Transaction: Paid for drinks with a $2 bill
I was at Hot Bird, an auto-body repair shop turned bar, for a friend’s birthday. When I paid for a round of drinks using a $2 bill, the bartender, Mike Carney (above; click to enlarge), didn’t blink an eye.
“It’s currency — it’s good,” he said, when I asked him how he felt about getting a $2 bill on the job. He added, however: “I’d rather get one dollar than two dollars. My girlfriend thinks [$2 bills] are bad luck. She won’t even spend one.”
Mike doesn’t work there anymore. He married his girlfriend, who happened to be another bartender from Hot Bird, and they drove to Nicaragua to buy land and go surfing.
$2 bills = good luck or bad luck? Or neither good nor bad luck? I love that people have different feelings about it.
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