Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Pain in the ass buys truck

Sure, money is money, but this is just ridiculous:
An Ohio man who says he doesn't trust paper money has delivered enough coins to cover half the price of a brand new pickup truck.

Employees at a dealership in the Cincinnati suburb of Springdale say 70-year-old James Jones plunked down 16 coffee cans full of coins Tuesday for a new Chevrolet Silverado.

Salesman David Crisswell says employees spent 90 minutes counting the collection of dimes, quarters, half-dollars and dollar coins, which covered half the $16,000 price of the pickup.
He paid the other $8,000 with a check.

Now, why would this old crank have such a problem with paper money? This account of the sale may hold the answer:
"Paper money will burn, but it is hard to damage coins. I bought four or five rolls of coins each month. I don't know how long it took me to save this amount, probably all my life, spending some of it now and then," he said.
What, does the man suffer from spontaneous combustion on a regular basis?

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