Tom Snyder said he received his first new $5 Federal Reserve Note March 21 at a McDonald?s in Waukesha, Wis.
?It was spent by the customer ahead of me,? he e-mailed. ?The clerk was having a problem accepting it when the guy told her it was a new one. I, the next customer, agreed and so she accepted the note, but quickly paid it back out to me in my change.?
The clerk undoubtedly had not read about the introduction of the new $5 just eight days before.