Now, it’s unlikely that many of us has $6,255 in cash simply lying around on the bedside table.
In fact, I’ve never even held a thousand in cash.
Oh, I was present once with a known manufacturer of contraband cigarettes in the Montreal-area Mohawk territory of Kahnawake when he waltzed into his credit union, engaged the teller in some familiar small talk, and had $60,000 in cash counted out for him and put into a brown paper bag as if it were no big deal.
And it likely wasn’t.
It was payment — always in cash — for an in-demand freelancer known for his superb work repairing cigarette manufacturing machines.
I watched as the money was tossed on a chair next to him as it if were small change instead of $60,000 in a massive wad of 100s.