Do you dislike coins as much as I do?

I hate getting coin change. Whenever a store clerk hands me coins I
immediately look for a tip jar to put them in.

It’s a convenient fix, but also kind of awkward because it makes one seem a
bit too lordly. Which is why I will quickly add a dollar to the tip jar:
partly as a tip, and partly a “disposal fee” for making the clerk have to
deal with pesky worthless pieces of metal.

Pay phones are basically obsolete. The coins we used to put in them cost
more to make than they’re worth. And no one wants them. Why is no one
working to stop this insanity?


  1. Nicholas Greene says

    Coinstar will turn them into AMZN giftcards with no service fee.

    Not that tipping isn’t a good use too.

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