Sunday, September 6, 2009

Quarters: Our Nation's Most Valuable Currency

Don't believe me? You obviously have a washer/dryer in unit and haven't had to ask, hat in hand at every retail establishment, for anything they can spare.Renter? Pariah? Renter? Pariah? It's so hard to tell the difference sometimes.

Live that dream.


  1. A story I forgot to tell:

    A few weeks ago, at downtrodden drugstore chain Bartell's, I almost succeeded in securing a roll of quarters for a ten from an impish 16 year old boy. The quarters were actually in my hand when he snatched them back out and said, "I'm sorry. I just remembered I'm not supposed to give these to you."

    Not "Not supposed to give them out," but instead, "Not supposed to give them TO YOU." As if my name and face were on a blurry photocopied still from a security camera.

  2. I like that my comment is longer than my entry.