Old Bar Decorations Turned Into Quick Payments For Furloughed Staff
A whole lot of bars, particularly touristy ones near the beach, have some kind of oddball decorating thing going on indoors. Maybe they've slapped up license plates from all 50 states, or lined the shelves with bowling trophies from that long-forgotten era when people regularly bowled for trophies. At The Sand Bar in Tybee Island, GA, the decorations have become one of the biggest assets in its temporary closure.
No, they didn't have to auction off a bunch of weird taxidermied animals or vintage erotic shot glasses -- it was way easier. Over the years, Sand Bar patrons would write a little story or simply sign a dollar bill and staple it to the wall. And last we checked, dollars with dirty limericks written on them spend just the same as normal boring ones.
All told, there was over $3700 on the walls. They had to be careful getting each bill down since some had been up there for going on a decade. Getting punched through with staples, plus the occasional beer spill, doesn't exactly keep George Washington at his most crisp. The whole process took about a week and a half, and when it was divvied up among six employees, it came out to around $600 each. Not terrible money for a week and a half at a bar in the offseason.
If anyone runs into any of these signed or storied dollar bills down in Georgia or the surrounding areas, this seems like as good a time as any for WheresGeorge.com to make a comeback. Just maybe sanitize the bills before you spend them.
Top Image: Jennifer Knox/The Sand Bar