Owensboro business no longer accepting sweaty money

Published: May. 4, 2016 at 8:45 PM CDT|Updated: May. 14, 2016 at 8:52 PM CDT
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OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) - As summer time approaches, one Owensboro business is starting a new policy. No sweaty money accepted.

Tobacco isn't the only thing cashiers smell behind the counter at Tobacco Road. It's sometimes the customer's money.

Management says sometimes customers reach into their shoe, sock, or bra and hand over sweaty bills.

"Some of them like to bring me some soggy money," Cindy Collins, Tobacco Road Manager, said. "They dig deep into their not 'so called pocket's to bring me some nasty money that we don't want to accept anymore."

Management recently placed a sign on the door that says cashiers will no longer be accepting Boob or sock money. Collins says most customers pay the traditional way by pulling bills out of purses and wallets, but from now on the ones who don't will be turned away.

"Money is nasty anyway, but we don't want to accept money that's sweaty or normally in places you wouldn't put money at," said Collins.

Collins says most customers are having a good laugh when they read the new policy. The store has seen an increase in business since the new policy has been put in place. People are swinging by the store to read the sign and take pictures.

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