"Can't, sir. I would actually only be taking $6 and would have to charge the 12� for exchange."
"Let's start over. Give me 10 U.S. dollar bills for the $10." The clerk did. "Now, here's the $6 for exchanging the $300. Take the 12� for exchanging the $6 and keep the change for yourself."
"Can't, sir. We must deal in the exact amount. You will have to give me $6 American and 12� Canadian."
"But I don't have the 12� Canadian, and won't unless you exchange the seventh dollar."
"Impossible, sir. We don't deal in change at these windows. I had better accept only your $300 and give you $294 in exchange."
"How, then, am I going to be able to bet $300 for my friend?"
"I don't know, sir."
"Let's forget the whole affair. Give me back all the money."
The clerk did. Dahlia won, of course, paying $2.90—Canadian.
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