I have a hard enough time asking my buddies to break a twenty for me if I need change.  Can you imagine asking a waitress if she had change for a trillion?  According to Huffington Post, an man in South Carolina tried to pay for his dinner with a credit card, but when that was declined, he threw a trillion dollar bill down on the table. Whats wrong with that?  The United States has never issued a trillion dollar bill. Good try though. Sadly, what was probably a less than $20 dinner cost this guy over $200 in court fees.