Wednesday, 11 July 2007

How many coins does it take...

When I got on the tram this morning I needed to purchase a met card so I lined up and waited.. and waited.. and waited.. and waited. And eventually the woman in front of me turned around and said "oh I'm sorry I was cleaning out my 5 cent jar today!". She was purchasing a $6.30 met card all with 5 cent pieces! That's 126 coins! Surely she would have been better off using them every so often rather than all at once!

2 comments:

Vasilisa said...

heh heh... this makes me think of our change box where we keep 1, 2, and 5 eurocent pieces and I keep on wondering how we're actually going to use it one of these days - it's SOO many coins. But essentially I'd be surprised if there was 10 EURs in there. :/

chet said...

Bleh! 5c coins are almost useless nowadays. I use to keep a big giant jar at home where I chucked all the leftover coins everyday. After about 4 months, I counted the 5c coins there and it amounted to a measly $25! I much prefer the gold coins (more than $200 worth) :-)