Saturday, February 25, 2023

One Singular CENTsation

It was a good run while it lasted. But my bountiful coin harvests have dwindled until this week, only ONE coin made itself available for picking.

SUNDAY, February 19, I was waiting a considerable time in line at the Backroads Casey's. So many people paying with plastic for small purchases of snacks. I can't complain about the guy directly ahead of me, though...

He was paying with PENNIES! Loose pennies! Counting them out from handfuls. Don't jump to the conclusion that the penny beside the drink cooler came from him! I never saw one drop the whole time I was waiting. That penny was there when I came in the door. I suppose it's possible he dropped it while farther back in line, before I came in. If so, THANKS, DUDE, for the cent!

Do you know what this guy was bying with his pennies? A bucket of Fireball Whiskey! The plastic buckets filled with those mini airline bottles. I don't know how many come in a bucket, or the cost, but I see those buckets everywhere. Let's hope this dude got actual whiskey! Because a few weeks ago, there was a news story that some of these little bottles contain NO WHISKEY! That they look exactly like the bottles that DO contain whiskey, with the exception that they are just called FIREBALL, and not FIREBALL WHISKEY.

Anyhoo... this was a heads-up 1984 penny, saving me from a shut-out.

That's 1 COIN this week, for 1 CENT towards Val's Future Pennyillionaire Fortune!


Penny           # 26.
Dime             still at 3
Nickel           still at 1
Quarter        still at 0


Penny           124
Dime              21
Nickel              7
Quarter             9


Penny        124
Dime           14
Nickel           7
Quarter         6


  1. They sell those tiny bottles by the bucketful? At first I imagined a bucket with whisky just poured into it and hoped he wasn't going to slosh it on his way out.

    1. It seems to be a clever marketing ploy, since I see those buckets in all the convenience stores, and I see people buying them. Today a guy bought 5 of the little bottles. I don't get it. Surely it would be cheaper to get a big bottle of the liquor, rather than the small ones. Or maybe they don't have the money. I've seen the small bottles for 99 cents, or $1.28. Depends on the store. Heh, heh, the Liquor Store has the higher prices, from the display I see on the counter.