Here Is Your Open Thread

I am a city dweller who does his own laundry and am fortunate enough to have a washer and dryer in the basement of my building. Every month, I make a trip to the bank to get rolls of quarters so I have them on hand when I want to do laundry. It’s a small inconvenience.

The tech industry loves solving small inconveniences — so much so that there is a company that will deliver quarters to you for a fee.

This company is literally selling $20 in quarters for $27. What a country

— Jared Keller (@jaredbkeller) June 20, 2014

Yes, really.

Okay, so the whole point of me doing my own laundry is in part to save money (the other part is I feel weird about having my dirty clothes dropped off and then having strangers wash my clothes/I wash specific articles of clothing in specific ways and would rather just do it myself). Will I pay $15 for $10 worth of quarters?


Photo: Mark Turnauckas