Monday, December 31, 2007

BABY NEW YEAR AT 7TH AND MONTANA ...!

                   

Good News, Folks:  Baby New Year is alive and well ... and working behind the cash register at Our Favorite Starbucks.  As proof, I offer the following exchange: 

New Cashier:  What's this?!?

Me:  It's a penny.

New Cashier:  Are you sure?  It has something funny on it.

Me:  Oh, it's a Wheat Penny.  I haven't seen one of those in a while.

New Cashier:  A What Penny?

Me:  Not a What Penny, a Wheat Penny.  They stopped making them in the '70s.

New Cashier:  Oh, the '70s ...!!

And then it struck me.  To her, the '70s is a distant epoch, something you study in history class, like the Paleolithic or Pleistocene era.  Later, as I watched the final sunset of the year at Santa Monica State Beach, I hatched a Devious Plan for the New Year.  Tomorrow, I'm bringing a fistful of useless Dutch Guilders with me to Starbucks and I'm going to tell the cashier they're special Silver Dollars salvaged from the wreck of a ship that sank in 1962 ...!

9 comments:

tenyearnap said...

I thought they stopped making the wheat penny in the 50s. But I still can't believe she didn't recognize it as a penny! --Cin

martygord said...

Hi Cin,
You're right ... I just double-checked and they actually stopped making the "Wheaties" in 1958!
Best,
Marty

ab45yui said...

LOL, oh my gosh that made me laugh.  Did a ship really sink in 62'??

stupidsheetguy said...

Silver Certificate.

Old age addles my spelling too.

stupidsheetguy said...

Geez...what would they do with a $2 bill  or worse  a Solver Certificate!!!


Happy New Year my friend!

mpnaz58 said...

Now you're talking history!!  You might confuse her...further!
xoxo ~Myra

princesssaurora said...

Ah yes... you had to see my kids faces when they saw their first record player.... Yeah.  Dinosaurs we are, Marty... dinos.

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

acoward15 said...

Happy New Year!

beckiepainton said...

And tell them there was a starbucks on board too...Beckie x