Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Talk continues that the lowly penny may soon be discontinued in Canada. But today I did my part to keep it around. I decided this morning I wanted a drink, but I was a little short on change. Not wanting to be totally changeless I grabbed a couple of rolls of pennies I had planned to deposit in the bank eventually and set off for the local Safeway. The one closest to me has a self checkout lane that accepts cash, so I knew I could use a bunch of pennies. So I grabbed my pop and spent a couple of minutes shovelling a buck and a bit of pennies into the kiosk. No doubt the guy who was overseeing the self checkout lane must have thought I was crazy, but the machines accept pennies so it was a legit way to pay. Of course all this was done with the knowledge on my part that there aren't many customers there at 9:30 AM, so I wasn't likely to slow things up. Doing quixotic things like this should be done in a way that won't cause problems for others.