Feeling quite tired and hungry, my friend and I entered the food court
of the Everett Mall. Looking around, I decided that I was going to get some
Chinese food. I turned to my friend and told him, he said that he would too.
We then made our way over to the Chinese food counter. Upon arriving, I
realized a possible problem; we only had Canadian money. I walked up to the
woman at the counter, and asked her if they accepted Canadian money there.
"No, sorry, we only accept American money," she responded.
I asked if there was anyplace in the mall that I could exchange my money,
more specifically, a bank. She thought for a moment or two, then said,
"Uhhh, there's an ATM by the door over there."
Feeling a little frustrated, I explained to her that an ATM would not
suffice. I needed a bank, with a teller, so I could exchange my money. She
looked down and thought about this for a few moments, then ever so slowly, she
brought her head up with a dumb look on her face and said,
"The telephones are around the corner over there."
Dumbfounded by the stupidity of this woman, my friend and turned around
and walked away, laughing. When we were out of earshot, in a mocking tone, I
said to my friend,
"Hi, I'm an American, I'm a dumb-ass!"
With that defeat behind us, we continued on our quest for some American
money. Eventually, by wandering aimlessly about the mall, we managed to find an
information desk. I walked up to the woman behind the desk, and said,
"Hi, would I possibly be able to exchange my Canadian money for some
With a really confused look on her face she responded with, "What do you
I reached into my pocket, and pulled out my twenty dollar bill. Waving
it in her face, I repeated the question. It took a few seconds, but she finally
seemed to figure out what I was saying.
"No, but you can exchange your money at the service desk upstairs in
Finally, we were making some progress,... [continues]
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