How many times did this have to happen before they put up a sign?

June 8th, 2011 · 70 comments

From a convenience store in Florida:

WE WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT MONEY OUT OF UNDERGARMENTS.

A petting zoo in Virginia:

WARNING: Please do not feed animals from your mouth.

And a U.S. Army post in Washington State:

ATTENTION Do not pass body fluids into drinking fountain. It is a health hazard!

(Thanks to Nicolette, Gaby, and Kharissa for submitting!)

related: Is this a thing now?

FILED UNDER: actually totally reasonable · bodily fluids · hygiene · money · most popular notes of 2011 · that's unsanitary · WTF?


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  • #1   Canthz_B bang

    I’d better tell my mom to burn her safe deposit bra.

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:36 pm   rating: 38  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   Kate

    Hey, im an old black lady. Our bras are our wallets.

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:40 pm   rating: 52  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Canthz_B bang

      Yup. When I was a kid I remember my mom had her purse snatched. All the guy got were some unpaid bills and chewing gum. :-)

      Jun 8, 2011 at 11:43 pm   rating: 35  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Jen

      @Canthz, that reminds me of how my dad always kept his wallet in one back pocket and all his cash in the other. His wallet was always filled to bursting with coupons, so if it ever got stolen all the thief would get is 75 cents’ savings on Honey Nut Cheerios.

      Jun 9, 2011 at 2:04 am   rating: 33  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   Canthz_B bang

      Your dad is a smart man. I stopped putting money in my wallet after losing my hard earned (at $3.65/hour minimum wage) $60 in college.
      I left my wallet on top of the brand spanking new Space Invaders video game machine and never saw hide nor hair of it again.

      Jun 9, 2011 at 2:16 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   park rose

      Well, you’ve gotta rob Peter to pay Paul; you’ve gotta access your G-string to spend a penny.

      Jun 9, 2011 at 3:23 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   grianne

    I used to work at Blockbuster and one of our main complaints was being paid with “sweaty boob money.” We used to say that we were going to start keeping money in our underwear so we could reach down into our pants to give those people change.

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:41 pm   rating: 87  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   jen

    Dude. When I worked in retail, I had people pay me out of their bra or the waistband of their pants. These transactions would immediately be followed by ten minute hand washings with scalding water. So nasty.

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:41 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   TickleMyBambo

      Jen, you brought up a traumatizing memory.

      When I was working at KFC during my high school days, sure the occasional money coming out of the bra and waistband happened.. Gross but I made sure to disinfected my hands afterward. But this one particular situation leaves me to this day scarred. I remember this woman coming in and when it came time for her to pay for her order, she unbuttoned her pants and reached all the way down into pants.. Like her pooty cookie had a wedgie or something, and she yanked out a $20 and the smell that emitted from that bill made me almost puke (plus the few pubic hairs that were stuck to the bill). I was afraid that if I put on a plastic glove and took the bill it would just melt a hole in my glove, it was that bad. I asked her if she had a wallet with any more cash in it, and she looked at me like I was mindless idiot. The answer obviously being no. I told her that due to the unsanitary nature in which the bill came from I have to refuse taking it and I even offered to give her the meal for free in hopes of avoiding any nasty diseases and a possible public scene. That wasn’t good enough cause she started screaming at me about my “Crappy customer service” and how I was wrong to discriminate against her $20 because she didn’t have a purse or wallet to put it in and assumed that I thought lowly of her. She demanded to see my Manager whom I happily retrieved for her. In the end, after he talked her and calmed her down, since she didn’t have any other way of paying for her order we agreed to just let her go with her meal for free and both of us being relieved of not having to handle “dirty” money.

      Jun 12, 2011 at 2:00 am   rating: 27  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   jen

    Thanks Kate. I just pee’d my pants laughing.

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:42 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Jimmy James

      Great, now your bankroll is all wet.

      Jun 9, 2011 at 9:16 am   rating: 38  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   Canthz_B bang

      One way to get back to the gold standard.

      Jun 9, 2011 at 11:06 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   Kate from Iowa

      It’s even funnier when said old black lady (my stepmother in my case) doesn’t realize there’s change (literally, a nickel and a dime) stuck to her breasts (long story short, don’t change at the beach in front of your step-kids!)

      Jun 10, 2011 at 1:12 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   ArmyGrrl

    What do you bet someone was peeing in that drinking fountain? Lol!

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:49 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Lauri

      I think maybe they are referring to men hocking a loogee into the fountain :(

      Jun 9, 2011 at 9:42 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   The Elf

      I’m betting pee was the final straw, and they went with the more general “body fluids” to cover all their bases. Pee, spit, breast milk, blood, snot, especially loose poop, etc. Would you want any of them in the drinking fountain?

      Fact is, there’s a lot of guys out there who’ll pee in anything with a drain and most things without if it spared them a long line at the bathroom. (And I’m a little jealous.)

      Jun 10, 2011 at 11:20 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   TickleMyBambo

      I dunno, I’ve seen more ejaculation and spit in public fountains then I care to stumble upon (which is why I NEVER drink from water fountains). Why anyone would ever willingly excrete their bodily fluids into a public drinking fountain is still a mystery to the boggled mind.

      Jun 12, 2011 at 2:05 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.4   EMP

      At one of the hospitals I had clinicals at as a nursing student they had a sign next to the vending machines that said “Please do not urinate in the vending machines”. Wish I had a picture of it. You can bet I never bought a soda from those machine. They eventually took it down because it was hurting the cafeteria’s revenue I believe.

      Jun 12, 2011 at 3:03 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Mrs.Beasley bang

    WTF?!

    It is now crystal clear to me that I have led a sheltered life, as it has included such amenities as pockets, toilets, and… er… mangers.

    Jun 9, 2011 at 12:04 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   famous_lizzy

    Once, when working the register at a grocery store, I had a man hand me money from his pocket that was *drenched* in sweat. I told my dad that story and his response was “sometimes I go to grab my wallet, and everything is just completely saturated.” I have never been happier to own a purse. Wet money is just so unpleasant to touch.

    Jun 9, 2011 at 12:06 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Canthz_B bang

      Hyperhidrosis.
      Dad could use a nice anticholinergic. Yup, there’s a pill for that (Robinul).

      Or a better quality wallet. LOL

      Jun 9, 2011 at 2:37 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   Daniel

      Women! You complain when we (men) have sweaty wallets, then you complain when we cross-dress carrying a nice Prada knock-off …. never satisfied!

      Jun 9, 2011 at 6:27 am   rating: 35  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   Carol

      I don’t complain. Cross-dressing= HOT.

      Jun 9, 2011 at 6:58 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.4   TickleMyBambo

      We only complain when we notice that Prada knock off doesn’t go well with the rest of your attire.

      Jun 12, 2011 at 2:07 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Ain't too proud

    If anyone has some wet money they don’t want, they can send it to me.

    Jun 9, 2011 at 12:17 am   rating: 36  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   bebopbunny

    I’ve been on both sides of this, as a cashier at a Florida hardware store taking damp money from people who clean out septic tanks and from elderly obese men (it’s always worrying with them, you never know if it’s sweat or urine) and as a young woman living in a neighborhood where carrying a purse iss like an invitation to be mugged. The pockets in 90% of women’s clothing? Barely deep enough for a cell phone, much less a wallet… of course, I always would take out my bra-money before getting to the cashier, it’s embarrassing for a small-chested woman to draw attention to that area!

    Jun 9, 2011 at 12:18 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   koalajoe

      @ bebopbunny
      nothin wrong with small boobs!

      Jun 9, 2011 at 12:27 am   rating: 23  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   Canthz_B bang

      Get singles instead of twenties and no one will know you’re small-chested. ;-)

      Jun 9, 2011 at 12:31 am   rating: 35  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.3   park rose

      That thar’s the treasure chest, right, CB? ;-)

      Jun 9, 2011 at 3:27 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.4   Canthz_B bang

      Ur darn tootin’.

      Jun 9, 2011 at 10:05 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.5   The Elf

      It’s all where you pack it. Leslie Johnson, PG County (Maryland) Councilwoman and wife of the PG County Executive, was arrested for corruption. At the time of the arrest, she had hidden $79,600 in her bra. Even assuming large bills, that takes talent.

      Now that’s some sweaty boob money I wouldn’t mind taking off her hands.

      Jun 10, 2011 at 11:26 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Kay

    Rats. I thought, “aha! a gadget screaming to be invented”. Sadly a little googling shows me items like The Cleavage Caddy. People regularly receiving sweaty boob money have already tried to bring the offenders into the light.

    Jun 9, 2011 at 12:35 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   jenna

    honestly, regarding the “undergarments” note…. an extremely obese woman came waddling up to my till… wearing shorts and a spaghetti strap tank. No purse. No bra. Her money was in her shirt, next to her sweaty boobs. The amount of sanitizer I had to use…………………………….. Sorry but like, I’m an overweight woman myself, but have some dignity will ya… Of course I’ve had my share of disgusting money from men too. Guys just don’t wash their hands often and their wallets reflect that all too much.

    Jun 9, 2011 at 12:40 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   Canthz_B bang

    Feeding animals from their mouths? That’s not a petting zoo…
    it’s a heavy-petting zoo!

    Jun 9, 2011 at 12:44 am   rating: 24  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   lozerette bang

    If you’re being paid in ones, odds are they’ve been in *someone’s* undergarment at some point in time.

    We did a science class experiment once culturing what was on some money… *shudder* Just assume the worst about all money and don’t touch anything else until you’ve washed your hands.

    Jun 9, 2011 at 1:12 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   Canthz_B bang

      Yeah, there’s no such thing as clean money, no matter how much the politicians launder it.

      Jun 9, 2011 at 1:37 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   Canthz_B bang

    You don’t tug on Superman’s cape.
    You don’t pass body fluids into the wind.
    You don’t pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger.
    And you don’t mess around with Jim.

    No. “Spit” works sometimes. “Pass body fluids” or “expectorate” are just too polite for a hawked-up loogie on a drinking fountain drain screen.

    Jun 9, 2011 at 2:09 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   ceyanne

    I worked retail for a couple years and at a bank for 11. Money, aside from it’s appeal, is one of the filthiest germiest things around. I got handed plenty of money pulled from bras & sweaty money. Sweaty money /damp money is a b*tch to count. I also had a man reach into the waistband of his shorts, way down in, for some cash and another man who clearly had been out jogging who reached down into his sock for some money. Blech!

    Jun 9, 2011 at 5:35 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   TickleMyBambo

      Sweaty sock money is 10x better than sweaty ball sack/butt crack money.

      Jun 12, 2011 at 2:21 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   bored@work

    Feeding animals from their mouths? Maybe these people have seen too many nature shows (with momma birds feeding baby birds) and they are trying to regurgitate food to the animals.

    Jun 9, 2011 at 6:28 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   Rainbow Zebra

    Now is’s clear why some countries have opted for waterproof notes!

    Jun 9, 2011 at 8:29 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Nan

    I was working at a grocery store in the express lane and a young man (about 23 or 24) hands me a wad of ones. While I am counting them, he proceeds to tell me that he got them from his clients and that he is a stripper. I was so disgusted!

    Jun 9, 2011 at 8:31 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Kathleen

    But can I feed the animals from my undergarments?

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:11 am   rating: 28  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   quatfaux

      You can, but they won’t give you change!

      Jun 9, 2011 at 11:11 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.2   bored@work

      Just stay away from any nursing calves.

      Jun 9, 2011 at 11:33 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.3   aaa bang

      DAMMIT. STEALING MY THOUGHTS BEFORE I EVEN HAVE THEM.

      Jun 9, 2011 at 12:19 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.4   oi

      See what I mean?

      Jun 9, 2011 at 2:22 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.5   Canthz_B bang

      Are we going to get into the breastfeeding thing again?

      Jun 9, 2011 at 10:55 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   fuzzbutt

    OMG I never putting my change in my mouth again while standing in line to pay

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:13 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   shwo! bang

    We will no longer accept money — OR ANYTHING ELSE — out of undergarments

    Jun 9, 2011 at 10:22 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   Canthz_B bang

      Ha! I’ll accept ANYTHING inside of undergarments…of the opposite sex that is. :-P

      Jun 9, 2011 at 10:27 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   aaa bang

    Does this mean I can still feed the animals out of my undergarments?

    Jun 9, 2011 at 12:13 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   aaa bang

      I DON’T CARE IF SOMEBODY MADE THE SAME COMMENT I DID BEFORE ME. READING THE COMMENTS BEFORE YOU COMMENT IS LAME.

      Jun 9, 2011 at 12:19 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.2   oi

      God, you are loud!

      Jun 9, 2011 at 2:21 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.3   aaa bang

      YES.

      Jun 9, 2011 at 6:09 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.4   TickleMyBambo

      But nowhere does it say that the animal taking payment out from inside someones undergarments can’t in turn pay for any any item. Let alone that the animal can’t eat the money that is inside the undergarments.

      Jun 12, 2011 at 2:18 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   angie

    A friend told me that working at a bank cured her nailbiting almost overnight. You do NOT want to put your fingers in your mouth when you’ve been touching money all day.

    Jun 9, 2011 at 2:32 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   Chesire Cat

    Eeeww I used to work at a grocery store and I got handed sweaty boob money a time or two. I also got handed moist bills from a pervy looking guy but I did not see where he got them from. He was kinda smiling in a “yeah thats right” way. I am pretty sure I was touching his jizz. Sigh…….. If a boss does that to you its a nice sexual harassment lawsuit with compensation. If a customer does it to you, oh well all in a day.

    I have seen men spit into the water fountain many a time too. I am sure that was what they were referring too. Its gross alright. I hate spitters. Just freaking swallow it you wimps!

    Jun 9, 2011 at 6:36 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   bookworm

      I knew someone who used to spit loogies all over the place, and when asked about it, would say that she thought swallowing all that spit was gross. Well, it’s 10X more disgusting to have to listen to you clear yourself out like that.

      Jun 10, 2011 at 3:37 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #26   Heather bang

    I worked at a store where you could pawn items. There was a guy who would come in to make payments from his wad of cash he kept in his shoe. You could smell him when he hit the front door so the money was NASTY. I usually headed for the restroom when he entered the store so someone else had to help him.

    Jun 9, 2011 at 7:13 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Jen

    I worked at a small local amusement park for a couple summer in college, running games. It was kinda fun, and the money wasn’t bad, though the hours sucked. The worst thing about the job, though, was that NOBODY carries a purse or wallet at an amusement park. EVERY transaction consisted of women pulling money out of bras/ bathing suit tops, men pulling money out of shorts and kids pulling money out of shoes. I seriously think I used about 4 gallons of sanitizer over the course of June, July and August every year.

    If that convenience store is anywhere near a beach in FL, it would be the same problem…

    Jun 9, 2011 at 7:30 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   The Elf

      Count me in as guilty there. If all I’m wearing is a swimsuit (or if I’m at a concert, where wallet = pickpocket fodder), I bundle up some money and stick it in my swimsuit/bra. In fact, back when I was going to a lot of metal concerts, I made a little fabric pouch just big enough for license, credit card, and a few bills that had a little clip on the back to attach it to my bra strap. Put my car key on a my necklace and I was good to go. Where else are you going to put it? Seriously – would you rather I stick it in my bikini bottom instead of my bikini top? That’s the only other place I got!

      But a regular store shouldn’t have this problem! If you are walking into an actual store, even one near a beach, chances are good you’ve paused to put on shorts or gather your beach bag. Or you’re back in your car and away from concert crowds. Whatever – the no-pocket no-purse situation has been resolved. You have no excuse for sweaty boob money.

      Jun 10, 2011 at 10:35 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   Gingergirl bang

    God, I can’t imagine keeping a wad of singles in my bra… of course, here in Canada, our singles are coins so if I had that much cash tucked in there you’d here me jingle from two blocks away

    Jun 9, 2011 at 8:58 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   Blue

    I worked in a grocery store through high school and couldn’t believe the number of women who would fish around in the sweaty caverns of triple lettered bras and hand me moist money or store loyalty cards. YUCK

    Jun 9, 2011 at 10:53 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   ahrimaniac

    Have to say, I tried paying with money from my bra and got refused. I ended up feeling a right tit.

    Jun 10, 2011 at 6:44 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #30.1   quat

      Better than feeling up a right tit. Or maybe not.

      Jun 10, 2011 at 10:35 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #31   bookworm

    Drinking water in Washington is chlorinated, so someone could lick the spigot and as long as you let the water run for a second before drinking, you’ll be fine. Wusses.

    Jun 10, 2011 at 3:33 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Lili

    That is not even the most PAN at Ft. Lewis. The best one I saw was at the ID photo cubicle:

    “NO RETAKES. YOU ARE THE REASON YOUR PHOTO LOOKS THE WAY IT DOES.”

    As you might imagine, I’m laughing in my ID picture.

    Jun 13, 2011 at 1:22 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   Ben

    I used to keep my wallet in my back pocket. Until someone was clever to take the entire wallet out and walk off with it without me noticing. Now I keep it in my front wallet and the money goes in my sock.

    So that way if someone is sneaky and gets my wallet out of my front pants pockets without getting their hand snapped off their wrist, all they get are tiny little fleas coming out of the wallet.

    Jun 16, 2011 at 2:19 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   Jeff

    The last one reminds me of Homer Simpson: “And we cant pee in the drinking fountain…”

    Jul 7, 2011 at 12:02 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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