In a widely anticipated move, the Bank of England today announced the details for a new banknote. The new note, which is expected to become the most popular in general use, is the £20.01 note. This new note will run in parallel to the existing currency. The new design was commissioned after extensive research revealed that 99% of the time, motorists attempting to stop the fuel pump on a round number, £10, £15 or £20 were unable to, due to the extreme speed of the readouts on the pumps.
The cost of fuel, having risen so sharply over the past couple of years, has meant that the readers are scrolling through the prices at almost double the speed of just 18 months ago. The extra time taken finding that odd penny has made the queues at the average petrol station twice the size of 2009 figures, mainly due to the current economic climate where garages are anxious to keep every penny, even if it means giving someone £19.99 change.
Furthermore, the 'lazy' element of motorists who just continue up to the next £5 segment are regularly finding that that has been missed and on they go, upwards and upwards, until the vehicle tank is full and they are £67.83 out of pocket when they only intended to spend a tenner.
AA supremo Edmund King added his thoughts, "bringing in this £20.01 note gives motorists the chance of missing £5, £10 and £15 giving them a really good chance of anticipating when £20 will come, but then not mattering as the annoying additional penny tacks on, as I know it does, well, for me it does, always, honest."
The final design has yet to be approved but facebook campaigns have already started to have motorist hating Ken Livingstone falling under a bus as the feature on one side with Boris Johnson being flattened by a bicycle on the other.