Before we start the work week, here’s a tiny personal tale from the weekend that has me puzzled.
I’m at the local liquor store buying wine and my tab is $ 21.98. I hand the clerk $ 22 cash and patiently wait for my two pennies change, as I always do, because I like putting them in the “leave a penny, take a penny” (LAPTAP) container that you’ll see at all of your finer booze stores.
That’s what I did, left my two pennies.
There had been zero pennies in the container before I donated my two. As I was walking out, my back to the check-out, I distinctly heard the clerk slide the two pennies out of the LAPTAP container, open the cash register, and drop them in.