change (monetary)

July 25th, 2005

Isn't it annoying??? Credit/debit cards have made life so much more convenient, I hate going back to using hard currency to pay for something. But most of all, I hate change. Because it never goes away. Change is impossible to spend, nothing costs 47.34.. So you end up having it, and collecting it, unless you're an obsessive change spender. One of those people who spends the last day or two of the vacation to make sure all change is spent in one way or another. The easiest thing is just throw it out. Or give it to someone. But nobody wants it. Who would want change?

I was looking through a bunch of old drawers today and I found change again. Lots of change. From years back. Change accumulated, which was planned to spend but never actually remembered. So it just lies there forever and the only time you remember it is when you go into that drawer by mistake looking for something completely different. Like my passport, which I still haven't found. I decided to see exactly how much change I had accumulated. Close to €100. Half in Polish currency, the rest in Euros and Swedish kroner. I'm taking the Polish money with me, I'm sure I can get rid of some of it. The rest I have to dump somewhere unless I want to bring it back with me. Once you start it never stops. The only way not to have change is not to have money. Because when you do, you end up spending it. And you get change. And you'll never get rid of it. Gah..

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8 Responses to "change (monetary)"

  1. Erik says:

    I would like the euros please

  2. numerodix says:

    I'll send you the Swedish cash, you can exchange it yourself

  3. Erik says:

    I don't want that - I already have some of that useless junk that I had to stick in my Stockholm photo album cause I couldn't find any other use for it

  4. Steve says:

    I'm a fan of cash actually. Cards let you spen more easily but it's just like it's not real. You never have your own money, everyone else just passes it around. Just something about cash.

  5. Faisal says:

    Throw the change away, you doing the same sort of thing with the credit card interest.

  6. Faisal says:

    Ok send it to me

  7. numerodix says:

    [3] Tell you what, I'll use the money to buy stamps and I'll mail them to you, how's that?

    [4] I suppose so but don't you get sick of looking for the exact change? Of dragging it around?

    [5] My credit card is interest free.

  8. Erik says:

    That's not funny at all :D