Thursday, October 01, 2009

Take Your Change To A Bank...

.. Well, maybe not a Key Bank, which might charge a fee to change your jar of spare change into greenbacks. I was in an Albany supermarket last night when a fellow brought in a huge pickle jar full of change to one of those machines where you dump in your coins, the machine counts 'em and gives you a receipt to redeem for cash at the service counter (after deducting its fee). The gentleman in question had a few hundred bucksworth of change, and when he presented his receipt to the service desk attendant, she called the cops on him! When police arrived they were gruff with this guy and treated him as if he were a criminal. Take your jar to the bank. They might hand you paper tubes to count up and package your loose change, but most won't tack on a fee and they certainly won't sic the police on you!

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