Paying with plastic? That doesn't mean putting the bill on a credit card
anymore. You see, with the new
Canadian polymer bills, paying with cash IS paying with plastic.
The Globe and Mail reports
what a focus group said about Canada's new $100 bill. I'm tickled with the bit about Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden's mustache:
- Some respondents felt that Mr. Borden's moustache was poorly
groomed. Some of the former prime minister's whiskers fall well below
his upper lip in the Bank of Canada's final version of the $100 polymer
- One focus group in Vancouver thought the double-helix DNA strand
on the new $100 bill looked like sex beads, while others saw the Big
Some groups compared the bills to "Monopoly money,"
noting the polymer they're made out of felt less real than paper money.
Canada is not the first, actually - polymer notes have been around since
the 1990s (Australia was the first country)