Thursday, May 21, 2009
Fifty Tries Before Paydirt
Journal Entry: 5/20 & 5/21/09 + one residual walk: Weight = 174.2; Coinage = $2.87, 52 pennies, 2 nickels, 5 dimes, 7 quarters; Ground finds for 5/21/09 = 12; glass bottles retrieved = 11. Significant finds were from three different coin returns, 4 quarters in one telephone, 2 quarters in a newspaper return, and one dime in a second telephone return. The usual response is no, no, no…..and no! My SWAG guess is that it takes 50 tries collectively for telephone and newspaper coin return mechanisms before one of these reluctantly gives up a coin. Three in one day is very unusual. I also found a full pack of Kools, minus two, on the same newspaper stand that produced the two quarters. The machine was in front of the criminal court house. Could he have been the defendant? I gave the Kools to a down-and –out-looking couple a few blocks away.