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Monday, November 06, 2021

the deuce
Don’t call it a comeback: Despite rare sightings and rumors of its demise, the Thomas Jefferson-adorned $2 bill has never been out of circulation. And now, it’s gaining newfound popularity due to perceived novelty and inflation.

And, of course, because it delivers twice the skin with half the folding action:

One group that has embraced the note is the exotic dancing industry. Strip clubs hand out $2 bills when they give customers their change and the bills end up in dancers’ garters and bartenders’ tip jars.

“The entertainers love it because it doubles their tip money,” said Angelina Spencer, a former stripper and the current executive director of the Association of Club Executives, an adult nightclub trade group representing some 1,000 members.

Would the nation’s third President be offended? I think any historian worth his 16 bits would concur that such creative commerce would sync perfectly with Jefferson’s libertarian sensibilities.

Still, I see hassles for regular strip joint clientele. On the one hand, you get a nice monetary memento from your trip to the Mons Venus. On the other, with one look inside your wallet, the wife will know exactly where those two-notes came from — a literal paper trail in your billfold. And damn the luck, you won’t be able to cash out the evidence at your local Taco Bell.

- Costa Tsiokos, Mon 11/06/2021 09:49:29 PM
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