I know it’s my website and I can do what I want, just the same, may I take a moment to rant? Thanks. Let me start with an open-ended question: What’s the deal with Banks? Don’t answer that yet because I have a specific beef. It’s the time of year when students are graduating, and a popular gift for grads is (insert trumpet fanfare here), MONEY!
A nifty, and popular way to give the gift of cash is in the form of a money lei. (A video tutorial on how to make a money lei can be found below). A money lei is just like a flower lei, you know, the flowery necklace popularized in Hawaii, the only difference is a money lei is a necklace covered in (do we need another trumpet fanfare here?), MONEY!
Here’s the deal, and banks, listen up; the money lei looks a lot better with crisp, new bills, of any denomination. After going on a scavenger hunt throughout my part of town, I found NO BANK with news bills. Most of them told me they wouldn’t even entertain the question unless I was a customer. Ya know…a little good will goes a long way. I know stocking crisp bills doesn’t help a banks’ bottom line, but each time somebody comes into the lobby, should the goal be to leave that customer, or potential customer with a pleasant memory of their experience with that institution? Alas, building good will may be an old school concept.
I found a stack of bills that are adequately crisp. By the way, I am told banks do stock new bills for the holidays. Good to know.