This Seems Like A Perfectly Reasonable Policy To Us

What worries us more is that people are putting money — known to be downright filthy — in their undergarments to begin with.

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  1. Nigerian prince looking for business partner says:

    Does that mean no ass pennies?

    • Ahardy55 says:

      …but that’s how I gain my edge in a hostile corporate environment!

      …god I miss that show.

      • The Porkchop Express says:

        I got them on netflicks and re-watched them. They didn’t have the same feel though. like seeing them twice or so long after the first time ruined them a bit.

        God I hope thats what is was. Because if I’m changing, I don’t want to know about it.

    • some.nerd says:

      “You handle my ass pennies everyday. You pick up my ass pennies for good luck. You throw my ass pennies in fountains and make wishes on them. You give my ass pennies to your little daughter to buy gumballs with.”
      God, that was such a genius sketch.

    • Owls Are Raptors! says:

      You have ALL handled my ass pennies!!!!!!

  2. scoutermac says:

    Don’t worry about it. All money has been in someone’s undergarments at some point in time.

    • Stickdude says:

      Just like it all has trace amounts of cocaine.

    • bluline says:

      I worked at a jai alai fronton in Florida one summer while I was in college. You would not believe the number of morbidly obese, heavily-sweating women who would reach into their potato-sack-sized bras and pull out a handful of damp and clammy bills to make their wager. It was one of the most disgusting things I’d ever seen.

  3. FreshPorcupineSalad says:

    So they don’t accept money?

  4. Jim M says:

    But thinks of the strippers.

  5. Verucalise (Est.February2008) says:

    What if I take it out of my G-string before I enter the store?

    • Cat says:

      What if I take it out of your G-string before I enter the store?

    • Coffee says:

      Per the precedent established by “Candy v. The State of Illinois”, strippers get an exemption because what they wear is technically an outergarment (as it’s not really under anything).

    • Fubish says: I don't know anything about it, but it seems to me... says:

      Only if it’s still warm.

  6. Missing in Vlissingen says:

    I’m confused. Will they accept money that is still IN my undergarments?

  7. u1itn0w2day says:

    What do I do with all those ones then?

  8. LoadStar says:

    Depends *which* undergarments. I wouldn’t have a major problem accepting money stuffed in a bra (at least, unless the lady wearing the bra has a particular problem with personal hygiene). I would, however, have slightly more of an issue with money being retrieved from lower undergarments (panties/briefs/boxers/etc.)

    • spmahn says:

      What’s the deal with this trend of keeping your money or your sell phone or whatever stuffed in your bra? Talk about trashy, yuck, and it’s always the nastiest girls that you see doing it too.

      • MPD01605 says:

        Girls don’t believe in pockets.
        And all the the nasty girls do it because they know nobody else will be going in there.

        • CubeRat says:

          Actually, I believe it’s the manufacturer of female clothing that hate pockets…..

        • Conformist138 says:

          More like, a TON of women’s clothes have either no pockets, or fake pockets, or mini pocketlets so small you could see a dime poking out the top.

          First thing I do when buying pants is verify functioning pockets and I love finding skirts with pockets. I’m a woman who prefers a wallet to an easily forgotten/snatched purse when possible, so pockets are a must.

        • longfeltwant says:

          “Girls don’t believe in pockets.”

          Which is, you know, sort of ironic.

        • IT-Princess: I work in IT, you owe me $1 says:

          If I have no pockets and don’t want my purse, I just carry my wallet.
          No offense to anyone who does, but I can’t imagine reaching in my bra for money.

        • gc3160thtuk says you got your humor in my sarcasm and you say you got your sarcasm in my humor says:

          I wore pants without pockets. Once. I don’t wear them anymore and I’m surprised my nickname isn’t pockets because I pull everything out of them. LOL

      • bluline says:

        I’ve seen fat women carry their cell phones in their cleavage. Totally gross.

    • JennQPublic says:

      “…unless the lady wearing the bra has a particular problem with personal hygiene…”

      Because women who carry their money in their bra are known for their stellar hygiene.

      • El_Red says:

        Depends, when I went to Easter Europe few years ago, the bra seems to be the popular place of hiding money with older women. (The keep a small amount in the purse, and “backup” funds in the bra.) I was told it was to prevent loosing all the money to pickpockets.
        (Younger generation uses plastic, mostly.)
        So maybe tourists? Still, they did not use otherunderwear.

    • hmburgers says:

      Depends on whether it’s Depends or not… if yes, then mostly certainly no… also, eeeeeeeewwww

    • shepd says:


      Need I say more?

    • alana0j says:

      Having been handed money from between a rather…full figured woman’s breasts…and the money was slightly damp and smelled bad…I can see why this policy makes sense. I wished I could have told her “no thank you” but I would have lost my job…

    • catastrophegirl chooses not to fly says:

      working at walt disney world [the florida one] people handed me money from pretty much all over. shoes, swim trunks, bras, security pouches, socks, ankle wallets, neck wallets, etc
      i have discovered that, at least in florida, if it’s been touching skin it’s pretty gross. especially in august. US currency really soaks up sweat

    • bluline says:

      I worked at a jai alai fronton in Florida one summer while I was in college. You would not believe the number of morbidly obese, heavily-sweating women who would reach into their potato-sack-sized bras and pull out a handful of damp and clammy bills to make their wager. It was one of the most disgusting things I’d ever seen.

    • some.nerd says:

      …and suddenly, your handle makes a disturbing sort of sense to me.

  9. Rod Rescueman says:

    So are they in support of MONEY LAUNDERING???

  10. tinyninja says:

    There’s a guy that comes into my store who constantly has snot running down his face and pays with a wad of sweaty, gummy money.

    Normally I wait until people are out of sight before I dive for the hand sanitizer, but him? I do it *right* in front of him.

  11. Doubting thomas says:

    One of the many reasons I am glad I no longer work retail.
    And the women taking money out of their bras are never the attractive young women that might make that transaction a little erotic (or at least less sweaty/gross). No it is always the women who look like they ate 2 or 3 of those attractive young women for breakfast.

  12. CrankyOwl says:

    Just a wild guess, but I take it this sign isn’t from a Whole Foods store.

  13. tomok97 says:

    You haven’t lived until a morbidly obese woman pulls a dripping twenty out of her bra.

  14. chiieddy says:

    I think this is more about women keeping bills in their bras. This is why we carry purses.

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  16. ovalseven says:

    One more reason I’m disgusted when I see cashiers licking their fingers. You don’t know where that money has been.

    • ReverendTed says:

      Or worse…maybe they DO.

    • Fubish says: I don't know anything about it, but it seems to me... says:

      …or their fingers.

    • Snaptastic says:

      They must have a tank of an immune system tho.

    • pamelad says:

      I find finger-licker cashiers disgusting, too. In a grocery or drug store, they’re handling money, packages of raw meat, household cleaning products, medicines packages sick people have handled, etc.

      I sometimes point out what an unhealthy and gross-out practice this is, and depending on the response (many deny having licked their fingers before handling my items), I sometimes contact the store manager. I tell him or her the cashier’s name, and say, “Just observe the cashier for a minute or two. Finger-lickers do it habitually and frequently. Point out how unhealthy a practice this is for the cashier and the customer. I don’t want your cashier’s saliva on my items.”

  17. quail says:

    Haha. I had step aunts who would keep money in their bras even though they carried a purse. They’d slip to the restroom moments before having to check out of a store. No restroom? They’d find an unoccupied corner, turn their back to the store, and have their kids act like a short human wall while they fished for the cash.

    Overly obese women, women who’re obviously churning some butter in those folds, are the intended target of that store’s policy.

  18. itsdotcom says:

    I would absolutely refuse to accept moist, smelly money that people had been keeping in their tits all day. It’s truly disgusting.

    • Conformist138 says:

      Why assume money in a bra is sweaty and stinky? If money was between the breasts or under them, sure, but not on the very top near the strap. Holding money in your hand will make it sweatier than being tucked into that part of a bra (even a fat woman, since people seem to think that top of a large woman’s breasts sweat copiously. I’m heavy, and while I don’t keep money in my bra typically, I’ve done it when I unexpectedly needed to keep money safe and found myself sans pockets and purse. It didn’t stink up anything.)

      • Fubish says: I don't know anything about it, but it seems to me... says:

        Thank you for sharing.

      • El_Red says:

        Pics or it did not happen.

      • itsdotcom says:

        It usually was- I worked at a theme park in the hot outdoors. It would ruin the rest of the money in our register, we had to keep it separate because it would make the rest of the money wet. It was nasty.

    • VintageLydia says:

      A cashier rarely has that luxury.

  19. Tyanna says:

    I know someone who keeps her her debit card and paper money in her bra. She was pick pocketed once and lost almost everything in her wallet. Can’t say I blame her really *shrugs*

  20. colpuck says:

    Isn’t this against the law, the money says “for all debts public and private.”

    • scoosdad says:

      from all body parts public and private.

    • ovalseven says:

      pubic and private

    • ReverendTed says:

      Something tells me there’s a line you can draw. If I go into the restroom and come out with a wet bill smelling strongly of asparagus, I doubt Uncle Sam would take umbrage at anyone’s refusal to accept it.

    • jeb says:

      For all debts. Since they haven’t bought anything yet, it’s not a debt. So my car mechanic has to take cash if he fixes my vehicle before asking for payment, but a store doesn’t (if they don’t render services/goods before payment.)

    • ajaxd says:

      That “law” means that the piece of paper upon which this sign is printed is indeed legal money. Nobody is actually obligated to accept paper bills as payment. Should we ever experience hyper-inflation you will quickly find out that paper is ultimately worth as much as you would expect from a piece of paper and nobody is obligated to take it is payment.

    • El_Red says:

      Not unless it’s a bio-hazard. There are laws against that, too.

    • ReverendTed says:

      Ah, here we go, straight from the Horse’s mouth:

      “There is, however, no Federal statute mandating that a private business, a person or an organization must accept currency or coins as for payment for goods and/or services. Private businesses are free to develop their own policies on whether or not to accept cash unless there is a State law which says otherwise.”

  21. mehitabel says:

    my immigrant grandma used to keep her wallet somewhere under her skirt/petticoats AND it was attached to her body with a string. it was a production (mortifying to me as a kid) whenever she had to pay for something.

  22. ReverendTed says:

    I worked as a bank teller for two years, and I still shudder at the prospect of a warm, floppy dollar bill pulled from a bra or sock. But even dry money is disgusting.
    The next time anyone gushes about the sweet smell of money, invite them to be present when a bank teller opens their cash drawer first thing Monday morning. “Musty” doesn’t do it justice.

    • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot says:

      I admit that I’ve been guilty of doing this on occasion when I’ve gone to places where I do NOT want to be carrying a purse (carnivals, concerts, amusement parks -anywhere where there is a huge gathering of people) but I don’t stick it down INTO my bra, rather I put a few folded bills underneath my bra strap near the shoulder – not a place where its gonna get dirty/sweaty. I had my purse stolen at an New Years Eve outdoor celebration once (so many people I never did see who grabbed it from me) and learned a lesson. I just wish women’s clothing manufacturers would PUT POCKETS IN THEIR CLOTHING!!! 9 out of 10 pairs of pants have no pockets or ones so tiny you couldn’t put a dime inside. Now that mp3 players are so popular, I’ve found a velcro sealed armband wallet/mp3 holder that I use instead.

    • Geekybiker says:

      How about wet money from a pocket in a swim suit?

      • catastrophegirl chooses not to fly says:

        if it smells like a chlorinated pool that’s at least better than sweaty feet smelling money

  23. Pete the Geek says:

    It’s a good thing I keep my money in my sock… now if you’ll excuse me, I just have to take off my shoe to pay for this microwave burrito.

  24. SecretAgentWoman says:


  25. HogwartsProfessor says:

    They make these little pockets you can attach to your bra strap to keep bills in. They don’t go in the cleavage or underneath, so unless you were really drenching your clothes or reeked overall I don’t see how the bills could get wet or stinky. That said, if I used one it would be for extra secret money in case of a problem, NOT my primary wallet!

  26. Debbie says:

    They’re almost certainly talking about women who fold the dollars very small and carry them in their bra, very common in some cultures. I saw this often as a supermarket cashier in the 70’s.

  27. doctor_cos wants you to remain calm says:

    Well if you take the sign literally (and I will), all money must be tendered (wait for it) **IN** undergarments. Clean or dirty, new or used, up to you.
    I will not be patronizing this establishment. Thank you very much.

  28. YouDidWhatNow? says:

    Mildly surprised it hasn’t been amended “…unless the chick is really hot in which case you get a discount.”

  29. Meghanp91 says:

    I keep my credit and debit cards in my bra sometimes, but since chip technology came out I’m the only one who touches them anyway, so I feel it’s less gross than eccentric. Actual cash, I will never keep in there- wouldn’t that be extremely uncomfortable?

  30. MECmouse says:

    I’ve only carried money in my bra once and it was only because it was a very large sum of money!