Friday, 15 August 2008

News of the Weird...from Home.

This just in from the Cincinnati Enquirer via My Yahoo! news updates:

CINCINNATI - An Ohio man who says he doesn't trust paper money has delivered enough coins to cover half the price of a brand new pickup truck.

Employees at a dealership in the Cincinnati suburb of Springdale say 70-year-old James Jones plunked down 16 coffee cans full of coins Tuesday for a new Chevrolet Silverado.

Salesman David Crisswell says employees spent 90 minutes counting the collection of dimes, quarters, half-dollars and dollar coins, which covered half the $16,000 price of the pickup.

Jones and his wife, Betty, wrote a check for the other half of the cost.

Jones' son says his dad has always preferred to pay with coins. Dennis Jones says he's most amazed that his penny-pinching father decided to replace his 1981 pickup, which struck his father when its parking brake failed last year, putting him in a hospital.

Doesn't trust paper money, but he wrote a check for the other half?

I worked with people who had a very tough time getting their paychecks because they didn't believe in banks. I'd tell them, "Look over there. See that? That's a bank. They exist. Go get a checking account."

Banks exist here in the Philippines as well. This is the sign that greets you as you enter:
I must wonder if these signs have deterred would-be bank robbers.

Well, no I mustn't.

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