Remember the old joke Q. “what would you do if you found a 50 cent piece?” A. Run home and get fifty cents.
Apparently I never found a fifty cent piece because I had six of the coins in my stash. I also had four Eisenhower dollar coins.
I installed a Virtual Private Network on Nancy’s netbook for added security (and so we can pretend to be in U.S. for Overstock and Amazon buying.) I needed to also install it on my laptop. In order to keep the security certificates (I love how that sounds – so geeky) in order I needed to use the same install program for both.
We have a brazilan thumb drives.
I loaded up my pocket with my 50 cent pieces and Ike dollars and headed to Best Buy for a thumb drive.
I told the checkout boy he was gonna hate me as I handed him the coins.
He looked at them, and asked the manager cashier, “can we accept these?”
The cashier-manager gave him a look and said “since they are U.S. coins, yes – WE. HAVE. TO.”
I grinned and said “I told you you would hate me when it comes time to cash out..”
“I’ve never seen these coins before.”
He studied each one – front and back – asked me if they were all dollar coins.
I explained that the smaller coins were 50 cent pieces. I asked if he had heard of 50 cent. Of course he had…
I asked if he had ever seen the gold-colored dollar coins…
“Oh, yeah, the ones with the Indian lady…”
God love the youngsters. They can be so entertaining for us geezers.