April 10, 2002
Everybody loves the French

This morning a coworker told me a story from his visit to one of our Dutch offices last week. The hotel he was at had a little nine-hole par-three golf course on it, with a bar next to it. He wandered into the bar one evening and started chatting with another English-speaking patron. The other fellow bought him a round, then it was my coworker's turn to buy one. He reached into his pocket and pulled out a bunch of Euro coins (the beer was very reasonably priced at 2.5 Euros per glass). He was scanning his handful of coins when the other guy pointed to a particular coin and said "Get rid of that one first". This puzzled my coworker, so he asked why that particular coin had been singled out.

"That's a French Euro," the other guy said. "The other ones are Dutch Euros. Get rid of the French Euro first."

Posted by Charles Kuffner on April 10, 2002 to Around the world