10.29.2008

My Treasure Chest

That's the secret compartment in the back of my family truckster. I was always looking for change in my car. I could never find change. I hate carrying change. So it finally dawned on me that I should take those two huge canisters full of coins that I had at my house (which had accumulated over many years) and simply dump it in the back. Success! No more looking for change. But I know one of these days a huge question mark is going to form over some DPS Trooper's head.

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Based on this pic, and extrapolating, I bet your sock drawer is a mess.

Double Fake Clothes Police

Anonymous said...

Define "family truckster". We always thought you were single.

And, knowing you like we all do, we would expect you at least took all those nasty coins to a coin wash before depositing in said "family truckster".

Anonymous said...

In the early days of marriage, we would save our change in a coffee can all year and then roll it at Christmas to pay for presents. We did this for over 20 years--but for the last five years or so we stopped rolling it (money wasn't as tight) but we keep saving it--I think we probably have 6 or more full cans now. When one gets full we take it out of the closet and put it in a random place in the garage--now that I think about, it seems weird. But not as weird as dumping it in my car compartment.

Gorilla said...

Does anybody have a dime? Somebody has to go back and get a shitload of dimes.

Anonymous said...

Safer there than in the stock market.

Anonymous said...

Wish we could all have change in the " family truckster" or better yet in " Folgers Inc." I personally have invested in "Sealy"

Anonymous said...

He is just using the term "family truckster" in homage to the movie "National Lampoon's Vacation". Funny term, funny movie (but Christmas Vacation was better!)

Looks like you knocked over a kid's piggy bank!

Dpcbb said...

How's the extra weight affecting the gas mileage. Wait, I forgot you were rich. I can't imagine being at a point in life where I just have random jars of money around my mom's extra basement...

Anonymous said...

2:57 - we did a similar thing - put all loose change in a gallon jar (amazing how fast it filled up) - then took it to the bank all rolled and exchanged it for paper money - then that went into Christmas stockings.

:-)

Anonymous said...

We have a 3 lb coffee can that change goes in. Written on it is "Kid"s (actual kid's name) college tuition". That part my husband put there for a joke, but paper bills seem to appear in it when grandparents come visit. Christmas gifts are probably a good idea.

Anonymous said...

You shouldnt tell people this. That looks like at least $50 in there. Now they know where to look!
Oh and if it is in the back it isnt going to be in quick reach. I bet you only get change out of there maybe once a month.

wordkyle said...

BG. you know that when cops see you're carrying a large amount of cash, they automatically think it's drug money.

Anonymous said...

But if it's a lawyer then it should be pretty clear or somethin.

abbienormyl said...

Excuse me sir, but could you spare some change for a fellow American down on his luck?

Anonymous said...

uh, What kind of family truckster do you drive? Just sayin...

Triple Fake Future Felon

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Good call! You know, having extra money around always gives you a little bit of "emergency" toiliet paper should you need to wipe.

Oh... umm... wait a minute...

Anonymous said...

Look at all that CASH MONEY!

Anonymous said...

Ok blog gang - BG is sending a subliminal message - "Change" is coming.....

...ready or not......it's gonna be

O B A M A!!

Anonymous said...

"Pocket Change" is coming. Hang on to your wallets.

wordkyle said...

720 - Funny you should mention that -- I'm thinking about changing my hairstyle. Some people have suggested I should ask a few questions:

* Does the barber have the right kind of experience to cut my hair the way I want it?
* Is the barber telling me what kind of haircut he's going to give me, or do I choose it myself?
* I don't want it cut really short, but I've heard the barber tell other's that that's what he's going to do. Should I believe what I've heard him say before, or what he tells me now?
* The few haircuts on other people indicate that he sheared them really short - is that an indication of what he'll do to me?
* The other barbers in the shop where he's worked for 20 years all cut hair real short too - but he says he hardly knows them. Should I believe him?
* There's a book with a lot of hairstyles, some of which I really like. But he won't say which one I'll look like. He just says to trust him. Should I?

Getting a new haircut is pretty important. Most people ask a lot of questions before they change their style. Am I just being mean by asking?

Anonymous said...

It's time for change.

Anonymous said...

When Obama gets thru with us, the "change" is all we are gonna have left.
Why would a man, with the ability to raise 600 million bucks want any to be president?
Hey BG, where are you parked?

Ryan said...

I feel left out, I dont have a change saving story to share...I got 47 cents in my pocket if that counts.

Anonymous said...

After I got to know a best friend well enough once he took me to the den, the garage AND the the bedroom closet of his house and showed me the coinage he'd been collecting since he was 8. He was 32 at that time and had never spent a single penny in change in his life. There were vases,coffee cans, water jugs empty paint cans you name it full. When I saw it I told him to take it take it to the bank- I wasn't going to have it known I knew where it was was when he got bonked over the head for it. The back tires of his Toyota truck scraped the bottom of the bed when we took it all to town and it still took two trips. We used a dolley to carry it in to the bank. It totalled 16,500 dollars and took the bank two days to count it up using 3 tellers.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle, heck I just figured you cut your own hair, in keeping with your conservative ideas.

Forget the haircut. Get a wig.

Anonymous said...

C - Criminals in Washington
H - Hoping
A - Americans
N - Never
G - Get it,
E - EVER!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, yea, from 6:43 post: As seen, heard and stated before, Obama, you can keep the change. Speaking of change, Barry you need to save that and use it for taxes next year, just say'n.

Anonymous said...

Do you complain about the gas mileage in that GMC SUV POS? That 500 pounds of change might have something to do with it.

Silly lawyers, that area is known as "dead hooker storage."

Anonymous said...

Is that a chicklett I see?

Anonymous said...

If we end up with "change" that Obama wants, there won't be much of that left....lol

Anonymous said...

Barry, according to Obama, you need to redistribute it. Just leave your truckster unlocked in the Walmart parking lot to accomplish that. Is redristribution now a legal defense for theft.

Anonymous said...

Never knew that a picture of coins could create so many comments. Including mine.

Tyler Tamplen said...

Talk about some weight in the back to suck down that extremely expensive gas even faster.

Anonymous said...

Mine's folgers, too.
But I can't believe none of you cash it in and head to Vegas or even Winstar. It's my once a year gambling money!
Got another one heading to college in a few years, though. Maybe I should rethink the priorities.

Anonymous said...

I don't see what is wrong with wealth redistribution.