A Very Intriguing Transaction

The Puzzler

RAY: This week's puzzler was sent in by a fellow named Peter Brigham. Of course, I had to embellish, obfuscate and unclarify it -- not to mention add the necessary folkloric and historic elements. Here it is:

A young fellow goes into a convenience store to buy a couple of things. He buys a package of razor blades, shaving cream, a bottle of cheap aftershave lotion and a candy bar. The clerk rings up his total and it comes out to $13.59.

The fellow opens his wallet. He's got a buck. He says, "Oh man...oh, wait a minute. I have an emergency $50 tucked in my wallet." He takes it out. He hands the fellow the fifty-dollar bill. The cashier gives him his change, and as he does so, the cashier says," That's interesting!"

The customer says, "Geez, it is!"

So, what's so darn interesting?

Think you know? Drop Ray a note!

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