Interesting tidbit in an e-mail received today by our V.P., David Ridenour, from “J.S.” in South Africa:

“Zimbabwe must be one of the few places in the world where the largest note – Z$500 – can’t buy you a beer, which costs Z$650. But if that’s not bad enough, then consider that a roll of single-ply toilet paper costs Z$1000. There are about 72 sections on the average roll, so it is cheaper to take your Z$1000, change it into Z$10 notes, wipe with 72 of your notes, and keep the other $280 as change.

Financial Mail, 13 June 2003 issue, page 82”

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