I hate change. Not in the abstract, I mean the actual coins you get from cashiers. If I were in charge of currency, I’d get rid of it. Everything would be denominated in dollars and there would only be one type of money: the dollar coin. Carrying around hundreds of dollar coins and counting them out would get annoying, so they’d be shaped so that they could snap together to form bill-shaped groups of various denominations (5, 10, 20, etc.) That way, if you needed to break a 5 you could literally just break it, shattering it back into dollar coins.

In IHUM class they show us a Frontline documentary about porn films. They’re really scraping the bottom of the barrel it seems.

I come back to my room to find a box on my bed. The box is huge; it takes up the entire bed. Getting it up there must have been a chore. I at first assume the delivery guy put it there, but I later learn this is apparently one of the silly conspiracies that Tantek warned me about.

I manage to get the bike down and put it together mostly by myself.

posted November 14, 2004 07:29 PM (Education) (2 comments) #


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Easy solution to the change issue: debit card.

I was always scrounging around for laundry quarters once I started using my debit card for most of my purchases.

posted by Chris at November 14, 2004 08:57 PM #

Your literally-breaking-a-five isn’t that far off the peso (“piece of eight”) that the US dollar bill was originally backed with. 25¢ is still referred to as “two bits” isn’t it?

posted by Jon Hanna at November 15, 2004 05:19 PM #

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