Devoted, committed or merely obsessed

When £2 coins were first issued, they were few and far between, and the chances of getting one in your change was slight.  So the first few I came across were kept in my wallet for as long as possible, and only spent as a last resort.

Then, to reduce the chances of having to spend one, I started taking them out of my purse every evening and turning them into an emergency, rainy day fund.

And then I caught myself ‘buying’ two pound coins off anyone who tried to spend one in my vicinity.

And I bought a piggy bank.

And another.

And the rainy day never came.

And the piggy banks became too full to take any more coins.

And someone called me obsessive.  Which I’m not.  So I took all my £2 coins, removed one of each design, and spent the rest.

And I was left with two empty, forlorn, miserable piggy banks that stared at me and wept tears of neglect.

But then the Royal Mint, in their infinite wisdom, came up with a new coin design.

And to begin with, these new-style coins were few and far between, and the chances of getting one in your change was slight.  So the first few I came across were kept in my wallet for as long as possible, and only spent as a last resort.

Then, to reduce the chances of having to spend one, I started taking them out of my purse every evening and turning them into an emergency, rainy day fund.

And then I caught myself ‘buying’ new-style coins off anyone who tried to spend one in my vicinity.

And now my piggy banks are full again.

Maybe it’s time for a spending spree.

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A Bradypus or Sloth am I, I live a life of ease, contented not to do or die but idle as I please; ... [Michael Flanders and Donald Swann]
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5 Responses to Devoted, committed or merely obsessed

  1. Andy says:

    Can’t be doing with people who collect things 😉

  2. I collect £2 coins in a Paul Masson wine bottle, pretty empty at the moment but it did pay for my spending money and all trips on the cruise! 🙂

  3. jogblog says:

    I first got a £2 coin in 1987. I spent it in McDonalds (I know… I was 17, give me a break…) and the girl behind the till was so confused she gave me change from a tenner. Result.

  4. fortnightflo says:

    Yes yes yes! Spend spend spend – what are you going to buy? trainers? running gear?

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