Do people ask about taking home a souvenir?
Yes, they always ask if we're passing out any samples, and I tell them, "I'm sorry, that's only on the second Tuesday of every month." But we do have a complete selection of souvenirs for purchase, like sheets of uncut currency. And it's real, so if one took the scissors to it they could really use it. In Florida, we had a guy buy a sheet and then take it to a bar that night. When it came time to tip the barmaid, he pulled out the sheet and began to cut off some bills. They ended up calling the police on him. But people use the sheets for wallpaper, wrapping paper -- it's amazing what they do with money.
What's the strangest question you've been asked?
If they paid my salary with cash right from the vault.
What's the most popular part of the exhibit?
The spider printing press. It's over 100 years old, and the spokes stick out like a daddy longlegs spider; that's how it got its name. We ink it up, put the wet paper in and go right through the printing process and people can see the new currency coming out. That's how we really used to do things.