|Gray and green? Come on, people! All the colours in the
world and you have to use only gray and green? How boring!
Look at Canadian money! We have purple bills and red bills, blue
bills and (oddly enough) even a green bill. And why do all American
bills look the same? Maybe when you get used to it, it's not so bad,
but I'd worry about handing the gas jockey a fifty for five bucks worth
of gas. Who'd know? They look the same except for that extra
zero. With Canadian money that's never a danger. You want a
fiver, you dig out a blue bill. Want a fifty? It's red!
What could be easier?
Canadians don't have one or two dollar bills any more, we have coins.
Unlike the US, we realized a few years ago that having a two dollar bill
today is as ridiculous as having a ten cent bill would have been in the
1950's. In the nineties, one and two dollars are pocket change and
that fact is now reflected in Canadian money. Why won't America make
this common-sense change? Because they love their money. Not
for its spending power, or it's international influence, but more as if
it is some great work of art. It's like a painting to them.
Once America joins the Dominion of Canada, the people will soon lose their
sentimental attachment to this outmoded currency. Five or ten years
later, they'll be laughing at themselves and their former misguided affection.