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When is $8.59 worth $179? - MtnVwPilot

Sep. 14th, 2006 12:31 pm When is $8.59 worth $179?

When it's $8.59 in loose change (plus a key and 2 screws) jamming up the pump in your washer, necessitating a $179 service call to repair. 24 quarters, 17 dimes, 11 nickels, 34 pennies, 1 key, and 2 screws. All filthy, having spent the last several months or years in the output stream of the washer... I'm pretty careful to remove everything from my pockets when I take off my clothes, so I'm pretty sure they're a "gift" from the previous tenants; I'd really just rather they'd left them on the kitchen counter or something, though, and saved me the trouble... I wonder if the CoinStar machines will take them, filthy and gunky as they are (even after a quick rinse and rub).






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From:sterlingsf
Date:September 15th, 2006 12:12 am (UTC)

so like you...

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I am so amused that you took the time to wash AND STACK the coins, and that you actually expect to spend them! Thrifty lad!
From:happy_potterer
Date:September 16th, 2006 12:25 am (UTC)
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**staunchly resisting jokes about money laundering**

I'd really just rather they'd left them on the kitchen counter

Or, failing that, in the sofa.

after a quick rinse and rub

You mean you didn't run them through the washing machine? ;-)