Others Pay Cash

I saw this plaque today. Apparently it is humorous. But I don’t really “get” it. Ideas?


Not my kind of humor, I guess.

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6 Responses to Others Pay Cash

  1. hashtagcatholic says:

    We trust God enough to extend a line of credit or accept a check? All others must pay cash? That’s the only thing I can figure. But it’s not very funny.

  2. Magdalena says:

    If God walks up to the counter with his credit card (or just a promise to pay later), they’ll accept it, but the store owner doesn’t trust anyone else to pay him his money at a later date. The humor comes from the image of God walking up to the counter to pay for something or that he shops at that store.

    It probably means they had a bad experience with someone’s check bouncing, they don’t have a credit card machine, they suspect certain questionable things about their clientele’s financial credibility, &c.

  3. Charlotte says:

    It might hearken back to a date prior to credit cards when stores used to keep tabs or bill son account. It’s possible that this was their was of saying, we don’t do tabs here because the only one we trust that much is God and he doesn’t need to shop.

  4. Johanna says:

    I’ve seen this several times and places but not recently. I always took it to mean “pay cash.” (No billing on account, no credit cards, perhaps no checks.)

  5. Jason Sims says:

    Also, the phrase “In God We Trust” is on American money, reinforcing the connection to cash.

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