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Scrooge McDuck is a Guy's Guy

So we are standing in front of the counter at our local cafeteria and our female co-worker is ready to pay for her sandwich. She pulls out her purse and extracts a couple of bills and a bunch of change.

"What are you doing?" says our male co-worker, as she starts counting a pile of quarters, dimes and other coins.

"Getting rid of all this change," she says.

"Oh, my goodness!" he exclaims, horrified. "You are planning on paying for your sandwich with all those coins?"

"Of course!" she replies. "What else am I going to do with them?"

"I don't know" he says. "It's just that I think it's a lot of change."

"It's a girl thing," I tell him. "Just like hoarding coins in some obscure place in the home is a guy thing."

"It is not" he says. "Guys just don't carry change."

"Oh, but it is!" I reply. "The reason guys don't carry change is because the first thing they do as soon as they get home is to toss the change in the first convenient place they find. Tell me, what kind of guy are you? Bowl, box, tray, piggy bank or pickle jar?"

He looks at me sheepishly and mutters: "Tray . . ."

"See? It's a guy thing."

And that is one of the biggest differences between guys and girls. Ladies tend to spend the change. No point in having it sitting in your purse. If you are ever standing in line at the supermarket and it's taking forever because someone is counting change to pay for the groceries, chances are it's a girl.

On the other hand, if you enter a home and you stub your toe with a big, hunking pickle jar full of pennies, it's a dead giveaway that a guy lives there. And no, buying them a coin sorter is not going to solve the problem. Chances are they will fill the sorter with change and then move into another container to keep on hoarding change.

Don't even try to fight it.

It's a guy thing.

Do you remember Scrooge McDuck swimming in coins inside his money vault?

Do you think that he got all those coins by investing in the stock market?

Not very likely. I am positive that he just kept tossing coins in there until he could literally swim in them.

Scrooge McDuck. The ultimate guy's guy.

But if I were his wife, I would have had a pipeline installed from his vault into the next Coinstar, after which I would go to the supermarket and have fun holding the line while paying with pennies.

And then I would cackle maniacally.

Oh yes, yes I would.

What can I say?

A girl is entitled to dream . . .



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Mar. 20th, 2007 10:26 pm (UTC)
HAHAHA! That's so funny, because I tend to do both. All my silver change goes into a coin purse for using, and all the pennies go into a jar for gambling (we used to play penny-ante Gluckhaus, over in the Midrealm).
Mar. 22nd, 2007 03:43 pm (UTC)
A girl in touch with her inner guy. Brilliant!
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Mar. 22nd, 2007 03:37 pm (UTC)

Thank you very much :-)
Mar. 20th, 2007 11:08 pm (UTC)
It's absolutely true!!!! Personally, I use a beer stein (go figure) to keep my excess change in. But I did recently deposit about $50 in rolled coins to the bank. I have also utilized Coinstar, so not ALL guys leave them around forever, just several consecutive years. :)
Mar. 21st, 2007 12:07 am (UTC)
Hi, I'm ballistabob, and I'm a coin hoarder. :-D BTW, it wasn't a pickle jar, it was an Utz Pretzel Barrel. Pickle jars are waaay to small. ;-) And that barrel held over $200 in change when it was finally emptied.
Mar. 22nd, 2007 03:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, don't I know that!
Mar. 21st, 2007 02:42 am (UTC)
eeeheeeheee! Scott is a box guy. Numerous little boxes, all over the house. So no matter where he is when he empties the change out of a pocket, there is a box there to put it into *grinz*

Of course dad goes for the massive water-cooler bottle :)
Mar. 22nd, 2007 03:38 pm (UTC)
So it's a family trait too!
Mar. 21st, 2007 05:47 am (UTC)
Hey, I don't hoard my change, I don't use a sorter, I spend it; sometimes just like your co-worker. Does that make me...? Oh my God I'm a Les....Never Mind
Mar. 22nd, 2007 03:39 pm (UTC)
Bad Molusk! Bad, bad molusk!
Mar. 21st, 2007 12:13 pm (UTC)
I must be part guy....I hate change. I dump my quarters in a basket in the car to use for toll money. Then the other change goes in one of those huge water jugs in the bedroom closet and now and then my husband sorts it out and takes it to the bank. Before it gets so heavy that the floor caves in.
Mar. 22nd, 2007 03:39 pm (UTC)
That goes to prove that you are in touch with your inner guy :-)
Mar. 21st, 2007 12:17 pm (UTC)
I'm a saver, Greta is a spender. The change I had before we were married worked well at helping to pay for London. Somehow I never seem to get that much change saved anymore.
Mar. 22nd, 2007 03:40 pm (UTC)
See? My point exactly!

Somehow I never seem to get that much change saved anymore.

Check for a hidden pipe, directly connected with Coinstar
Mar. 22nd, 2007 03:43 pm (UTC)
There is no hidden pipe. We went over to Charlottes on Sunday and she was activly taking the change I keep in the jeep to round out her coin rolling.

Mar. 21st, 2007 06:56 pm (UTC)
I've meet you a couple of times at SCA events and ran across your live journal through Courtney de Houghton. I had to tell you how much I enjoy reading your journal entries. They are a hoot!

Lady Dawn West
Mar. 22nd, 2007 03:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And welcome to my journal! :-)
Mar. 21st, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC)
Recently I deposited $50+ in change at my bank. jurgenzuvols doesn't use a bowl, box, tray, piggy bank or pickle jar. It's wherever the coins land that fall out of his pants pockets, so usually the bedroom floor. I then transfer them to a glass milk bottle.

I know one girl who paid for her wedding reception with change! She and her finace made a point to always pay with cash and throw the coins in a cracked aquarium.
Mar. 22nd, 2007 03:43 pm (UTC)
jurgenzuvols doesn't use a bowl, box, tray, piggy bank or pickle jar. It's wherever the coins land that fall out of his pants pockets, so usually the bedroom floor.

That's exactly how Scrooge McDuck started. Pretty soon you guys will be swimming in coins!

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