07 Jan '12, 8am

Magician money changers: If you've seen card tricks, you know that cards can "disappear" and "reappear" without

Magician money changers: If you've seen card tricks, you know that cards can "disappear" and "reappear" without

If you've seen card tricks, you know that cards can "disappear" and "reappear" without you noticing. Money changers in Bali put those tricks to use with money. I went to a money changer that is just outside my hotel. Here's the picture of the money changer. I know it looks dodgy but all the money changers there look like that. I wanted to change SGD350. I passed the money to the money changer while I was standing by the side of the table. He asked me to go round to stand in front of the table. After I did that, he counted the money while standing on the other side of the table. He counted SGD300. He showed me that there was only SGD300. I insisted that I gave him SGD350. He re-counted and there was SGD350. At the exchange rate of 7395, I should be getting IDR2,588,250. Next, he called his friend to stand beside him. He counted the first stack of 40 pieces of 50,000 Indones...

Full article: http://yu-kym.blogspot.com/2012/01/magician-money-changer...

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