The 8008 was: Blinky lights WAS: The SR71 Blackbird was designed ENTIRELYwith slide rules 681
The 8008 was: Blinky lights WAS: The SR71 Blackbird was designed ENTIRELYwith slide rules
I believe a "bank note" was printed by a bank and payable by that bank, so any number of such...
The 8008 was: Blinky lights WAS: The SR71 Blackbird was designed ENTIRELYwith slide rules 683
Bogosity meter pegged! I walked into the Shawmut (I am 99% sure that was the bank -- their logo was an indian-head in profile, right?) in spring of 1989 with three checks totaling roughly...
In the same boat, that would be my interpretation, that a "contract", in this case verbal, required performance by both parties, payment & delivery. To obtain delivery before payment, a buyer would have to specifiy same in a contract, just as a merchant and a purchaser agree on a "contract" when payment is to be made later.
There are two kinds of restaurants...."C.O.D", where one pays at the counter "at delivery" or actually pre-delivery, a voluntary offereing, I suppose, since one technically has the right to hold money in hand until the Egg McMuffin lands before you - be interesting to try.
The other sort, paying after dining, are in essence providing a warranty of acceptability with a product. Many restaurant managers who have called the cops on a patron refusing to pay may have learned some legal lessons, one of which is that a claim that the food is inedible followed by not eating it is likely to absove the diner from debt. All sorts of objections and devices have been tried, but not eating the meal is about the only workable defense (although apparently there is case law dealing with the steak ordered rare which wasn't....
We used to get paid in $2 bills in Uncle Sam's Navy to convince local merchants off sailors' buying power. That was back when the skivvy girls hustled two dollar pink drinks, however.
A good plaintiff's attorney could have made a winnable case for the equivalent of false arrest. You were unreasonably deteained, your civil rights flouted, embarbutted before others (a serious tort), etc., etc., money bags full.....
TM "That AFU $2.50 scrip is only good at the company store." Oliver