Greece Trip (Part 1) – Newark Airport

This conversation really happened at Newark International Airport (New Jersey), when I stopped at a shop to buy a bottle of water –

Cashier: What’s them strange coins you got in your hands – what country are they from?

Me: Uh, Canada. That’s our one-dollar coin.

Cashier: Right – them’s strange coins. And they have a strange name, too, like “duck” or something.

Me (trying really hard not to laugh): Uh, actually they’re called loonies.

Cashier: Right, right. And you have something like a double-loonie too.

Me: Uh, yeah – they’re called toonies.

Cashier: Right, right. Man, them’s strange coins you have.

And thus the adventure began…


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