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September 16, 2005 12:03 AM
Broken: Jet-wash instructions
The attached picture shows the vacuum cleaner at a car jet-wash in Pacifica, California, USA.
The sign says, "For Your Convenience This Machine Accepts Dollar Coins Only".
Given that dollar coins are not in wide circulation, this is absolutely not convenient for any customer. It's only convenient for the owner of the jet-wash, who forces customers to change bills into (too many) dollar coins which you can use virtually nowhere else but which you can of course use on a subsequent visit.
I wonder if the owner really thinks that people will read the sign and think, "wow, that's great, so convenient!" or whether he/she is just really saying "who cares, just pay me".
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