CHIEF NOSE WETTER'S SARCASM DERIVED THROUGH THE BOTTOM OF A GLASS
Back years ago when I was forced to commute on the Garden State Parkway from Bergen County to Monmouth County daily cause my company said "it's transfer or resign" time. The the cost was 25 cents per toll booth, which added up to about $1.25 each way. One day my quarter stash ran dry, but I had 2 dimes and 5 pennies. The toll collector told me they didn't take pennies and handed me a small envelope. I was instructed to put a quarter in, place a stamp on it and mail it to the address on the front. He also mentioned he's jot my plate number down to insure I'd pay. In the meantime about 60 very angry, impatient drivers had lined up behind me. That's the government for ya!
I'd been told - or read - years ago that a payment of a debt/bill in pennies over a specific amount ($2.00 or whatever) did not legally have to be accepted. The law was passed specifically to prevent people from - say - paying a utility bill or whatever in pennies as a point of protest.
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