Monday, September 19, 2011

Quarter Machines

Has anyone ever stood in front of a change machine and thought, "I'm definitely going to get every quarter I deserve from the exchange that is about to happen."??

Lord knows I haven't.  I thought it was just me.  That was until I told Annie I was going to get $5 in quarters from the quarter machine at the laundromat across the street.  She was all, "I heard it steals quarters."  What quarter machine doesn't?  Every change machine that I see, I imagine is just a post-it note away from saying 'broken'.  Or more honestly, 'steals your money'.  Have we all had bad experiences, or are change machines truly the electronic equivalent to a lazy, pot-smoking boyfriend?  Or a entrepreneurial teenager.

And I'm still stuck in no-washer-in-my-apartment hell.  I can't wait until the day that quarters aren't worth gold.  When I won't have to trade in dimes and nickels (and pennies, how embarrassing) for quarters at stores and at the bank.  When I can wash my clothes without fear of the washer being busy, not being able to make it back the second the timer goes off and somebody throws my wet clothes everywhere, not having to sit in a sketchy laundromat for hours staring at weirdos, or begging for quarters like a homeless person.

Gotta ♥ laundry day,


  1. I'm not sure if you know this, but I'm almost positive that machines at laundromats intentionally don't give you full change for your dollars, so that they can make extra money.

  2. It all makes sense now. (By the way, I got my full $5 worth of quarters from the machine yesterday. I just think of it like a slot machine and hope to win all of my money back.)