Thursday, August 25, 2005

Day 194

This morning I stopped off at Taco Bell and found 1 penny. I also made a stop at Wendy’s where I almost had the most catastrophic moment of the change race. At this Wendy’s there are two drive-thru windows. I drove by the first window, spotted a nickel, and decided to check out the second window and go back for the nickel. When I reached the second window I found no change, and a manager telling me that Wendy’s opened at 9 am. So I put the truck in reverse to pick up the nickel.

When I pulled up next to the nickel, I made a fatal error. I opened up the door to pick up the nickel and when I leaned out to get it, I felt my truck push back against me! I had TOTALLY forgotten to take the truck out of Reverse and put it into Park. I was almost pushed down by the door, at which point I would have had a nickel and no truck! Luckily I was able to do my best Dukes of Hazard, grabbing onto the roof and throwing myself into the truck, and slamming on the brakes. By this time, 3 employees were checking out the scene that I was creating. So I put the truck in Park (Something I plan to remember from now on) and picked up the nickel and drove off.

Before I got to work, I was cutting through a parking lot to avoid a stoplight, and I spotting 1 penny. Upon further inspection, there were 2 pennies and 1 nickel.

While at work I found 1 nickel and 1 penny in different hallways. Then before I went home, I found 1 penny at the post office.

I will be in Dallas for the weekend for a family event. I’m not sure if there will be free internet access at the hotel (I REFUSE to pay!), and I’m not sure how the change searching will go. So if you don’t hear from me until Sunday, you know why! Here’s hoping for good change and free Internet in Dallas!

Total for the Day - $0.20
Total for the Race - $46.10


Chris said...

Wow, that's quite the adventure at Wendy's. I think you owe it to yourself, and them, to go back tomorrow and take their change.

lpkitten said...


i can just imagine the news story.

"man ran over by his own truck as he was trying to retrieve a nickel from the drive thru window"

i'm glad you and your truck are in one piece!

Bailey said...

Yea the news story would have been great!

I felt like SUCH an idiot! I totally had the "Grady Little leaving in Pedro" face going on!

Tex said...

ROFLMAO!!!! Man, after a long week, I really needed that! As for internet access, most hotels here have wireless hotspots, especially those near Love Field and DFW. If all else fails, all Starbucks and Panera bread in the DFW have free wireless hotspots too. Good luck and YEEHAAA!!!!!