Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Three Dollars and a Test

I hit the post office today and, putting a $20 bill into the vending machine, received two books of stamps and $3 and something cents in change. The $3 looked like this:
Yup, 3 different dollar coins. A Susan B. Anthony, circa 1980; a Sacagawea, circa 2000; and a brand-spanking-new James Monroe!

Yes, it doesn't take much to amuse me.

This test also amused me. Give it a try.


Cookie said...

Yeah, but did you get stamps?

Over here, there's a 50/50 chance that there will be no stamps or no change. Or no stamps and no change. It's like going to a casino, but not.

Anonymous said...

I totally did NOT see the bear. However, don't think badly of me. I do look out for cyclists on the road and give them wide berth.

I hope what goes around comes around and when I'm riding on the road someone will give ME wide berth.

Mary said...

Three different dollar coins and all of them annoying to be carrying around. When looking for coins at night when paying a cabbie, it's so easy to mistake one for a quarter!

Susan said...

I was soooo proud of myself for counting right..and so amazed that I totally missed the bear. I do watch for bicycles as there are a lot of young, careless riders in my neighborhood. However, if one of them is dressed as a bear...hmm.

knitseashore said...

I guess we are still trying to come up with the pound in coin only, like the English? How neat that you got one of each.

Kristen said...

You hit the jackpot. Funny how the dollar coins never make it into general circulation.
Temple Grandin's "Animals in Translation" mentions an experiment similar to the moonwalking bear, except it was a person in a gorilla suit. It was supposed to show that the average verbal thinker misses a lot of obvious details compared to people with autism, who are more visually oriented.