Cashing or depositing saved up change is perhaps one of the most awkward events that a person ever has to endure.
When you bring in your bag of change that no doubt has accumulated some paper clips, lint and trash along the way, you feel ashamed. Here you are, this Person With A Life, and somehow, holding this bag full of change has ruined all of that.
You walk past people, biting your tongue to keep from shouting at them all, “I have a job, seriously! I don’t even need this change. I have twenty dollars in my pocket right now – I swear! You want to see it???”
It can be quite a humbling experience.
But then, after you’ve finished putting all your change in the machine that counts the money and cursing it under your breath for repeatedly spitting out the pesos (how the hell does it know the difference???), your mood alters dramatically.
With the slip that proudly displays the amount you deserve in cash, you are on top of the world, and not afraid to let the teller know it. You hand over the slip, the teller gives you your money and the entire time you’re standing there smugly thinking, “You know, I didn’t have this money before. Now I do. I have real money now.”
At this point the world is your oyster! You suddenly have become the proud owner of $23 that you can spend as frivolously as your heart desires!
A hot dog for lunch? Make it two!
And why stop there? Perhaps a Sprite to wash it down while you’re at it!
It’s a topsy turvy experience, bringing in your change, and there’s not much you can do about it.
Now back to figuring out how to disguise those pesos.