I’m feeling a little poor at the moment. So, to ensure I remain frugal in my expenditures, I visited the cashpoint this morning with the intention of withdrawing the minimum amount possible.

A ten euro note would easily have covered a couple of coffees. So that’s what I keyed in at the hole-in-the-wall.

SORRY. ONLY DENOMINATIONS OF €20 AND €50 AVAILABLE – PLEASE ENTER ANOTHER AMOUNT.

So begrudgingly I opt for €20; but what does the machine dole out?!

Two €10 euro notes!

[offending bank : Banque Populaire D’Alsace]