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Date: 08/03/09 01:03 PM

139 Responses to Man Pays Car Impound Fee With 8,800 Pennies [Vid]

  1. Profile photo of JosephineHMS
    JosephineHMS Female 13-17
    585 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 1:14 pm
    Link: Man Pays Car Impound Fee With 8,800 Pennies - Longer than normal for an I-A-B video, but worth watching the story of this guy give it back to the man... in pennies.
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    npdarren Male 18-29
    602 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 1:25 pm
    wow
  3. Profile photo of ledgehead
    ledgehead Male 40-49
    633 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 1:27 pm
    i hope it was worth it. my time is more valuable, and wasting the time of the police is stupid.
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    HornyPanda Male 18-29
    213 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 1:27 pm
    like npdarren ... wow
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    beckpratt Female 18-29
    204 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 1:29 pm
    ledgehead, the impound people aren`t the same as the police...
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    Scott_2150 Male 18-29
    801 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 1:30 pm
    I could swear there is a law that says you can only pay for so much in small change. That`s the case in the UK anyway.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3233 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 1:30 pm
    At my old job, my boss would give me $50 and tell me to go to the bank to get some quarters. Well that box must`ve weighed 10 pounds and that was only 200 quarters.
    I can`t imagine how much $88 worth of pennies would weigh...
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    Falcore Male 18-29
    182 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 1:37 pm
    I agree with ledgehead. Too much wasted time for no gain whatsoever. It`s not even a funny video. It kind of just makes you feel frustrated.
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    Windrider15 Male 13-17
    656 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 1:37 pm
    A. Who is Shocked that this is from Florida????
    B. Totally AWESOME! I love this dude.
    C. That chick was a BITCH!
    D. I really want to do that now, next time someone pisses me off....
  10. Profile photo of patthebaker
    patthebaker Male 18-29
    1768 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 1:38 pm
    i love passive aggression.
    but that guy had some serious balls. hes also lucky that cops weren`t total non-nice individual.
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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    August 3, 2009 at 1:39 pm
    mr.owl? how many pennies does it take to pay an impound fee? lets find out! uh 1.....uh 2....uh 3
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    aph3x Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2009 at 1:40 pm
    in canada it is illegal to pay for something with more than $1.00 in pennies
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    Asheren Male 18-29
    407 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 1:41 pm
    What if you had a box of pennies and a chance to get rid of them? I would do that in an instant.
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    Itsalwysunny Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2009 at 1:42 pm
    Those kids were the biggest Bros I`ve ever seen it`s horrible.The concept was mildly entertaining though
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    spp Female 18-29
    299 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 1:44 pm
    I am so glad we have better laws than that. We don`t have to accept it, we don`t even have to accept scottish bills as far as I`m aware.
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    Cynic8387 Male 18-29
    170 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 1:44 pm
    In the time it took the dumb bitch to throw her damn fit, the guys to call the police, get them to get her to take the money, she couldve just taken it, counted it, and been done with it. "Sorry, I know you like your cushiony job where you sit on your ass and take peoples money for a bullpoo reason like parking, but this time, count the coins." If I had been her boss, i wouldve paid her in pennies.
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    spp Female 18-29
    299 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 1:49 pm
    Why would you pay someone in pennies for doing your dirty work Cynic8387? It`s not her fault, it`s more her bosses fault for having the company that does this in the first place!
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    akijade Female 18-29
    1006 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 1:55 pm
    Wow.

    That kid is a douche. I can understand the whole "stick it to the man" thing, but you know what? "The man" doesn`t suffer. In the end, "The Man" got his money. The only one who suffered was the cashier who`s just trying to earn a living.

    Maybe he shouldn`t have parked where he wasn`t supposed to.

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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 2:04 pm
    This guy is setting himself up for failure.

    First he has to walk 15-20 miles home.
    THEN he has to GET 8800 pennies. People don`t just have that many lying around... he had to go to the bank to get them - for higher currency. He had to count them himself.

    Then he has to carry all of it around with him. THEN he has to get them to accept it. Then he has to call the police...

    and for what? A youtube video?

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    riotDX Male 18-29
    600 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 2:04 pm
    I love how it took 3 cops to come tell the lady she needed to take his money. Oh, and about the dude saying "I think Barack Obama is going to have to get involved", I doubt Obama is smart enough to count money, considering he thinks we can pull money out of our asses or something..
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    jennifer6716 Female 13-17
    471 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 2:06 pm
    what an ass. I mean, really....
  22. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4809 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 2:13 pm
    Those cops had one dozen to many donuts. Are`nt there fitness standards in the states?
  23. Profile photo of ledgehead
    ledgehead Male 40-49
    633 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 2:15 pm
    beckpratt vv he called the police when the impound lady didn`t take his pennies, watch the video again.
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    tatripp Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2009 at 2:17 pm
    that guy was a big douche, but that was so funny.
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2009 at 2:19 pm
    lmao....the dumbass girl was STILL trying to not do her job...even with 7 cops telling her..."YOU HAVE TO TAKE HIS MONEY"....what a lazy whore...i mean really....JK...=D
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    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2009 at 2:34 pm
    Thats great...just great.
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    tatervent Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2009 at 2:35 pm
    He is a douchebag, way to stick it to the un- involved cashier. Plus, they still got their money, and he had to count 8,800 pennies.

    I wonder if their is a law about how fast she has to count it, she should have said she would count 1 penny a day for the next 8,800 days...

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    alfietoon Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2009 at 2:37 pm
    absolutely brilliant... absolutely drating brilliant
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    skruffer2 Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2009 at 2:39 pm
    Now that guy has a huge pair of cajones. They sure as hell will think twice before EVER towing away his car again.
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 2:41 pm
    I had a lady try to pay four dollars in pennies at my till last night... I was going to but customer service walked by and I asked if we were allowed to take them. She said no and I might have taken one of the rolls at least if she had asked politely (eg: Oh okay, can I use one maybe? No, okay) but she was so rude about it
    "I`m sorry we can`t take them"
    "You`ll take three, it`s money"
    "Ahh well, Customer service says it`s policy, I`m really sorry"
    "Here`s two."
    "But...stop haggling!"
    So instead she counted out four dollars in dimes while 2 carts waited behind her...
    B!tch.

    People are so lazy, just go get it counted into real money at the bank dammit!

    I guess homeboy was just making a point though.

  31. Profile photo of WeenieDog
    WeenieDog Male 13-17
    180 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 2:53 pm
    "I could swear there is a law that says you can only pay for so much in small change. That`s the case in the UK anyway."
    I found this on Google of course:
    http://www.snopes.com/business/money/pen...

    Says that that`s false, here in america anyways.

  32. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 2:53 pm
    For the record (and as pointed out in this video) it is a FEDERAL CRIME to refuse to accept ANY denomination of legal tender (ie proper govt-backed money). "Policy", "wrapped in rolls" etc cannot be used as an excuse, its a crime, period.

    In England, Australia (and presumably other countries) if you attempt to pay a bill, and they refuse to accept your payment, and you can prove that they refused to accept the payment when you offered it, the debt is no longer existent - a carryover from the old days of Fiefdoms and Lords, where a Lord would get his peasants into his debt and then refuse to let them EVER pay him back, thus `owning` them for the rest of their lives.

    And being an old Saturday-night paper boy, I learned an obvious quick way of counting mega-coinage: carefully count ONE pile, then just stack and level off the other piles to the first one.

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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    August 3, 2009 at 2:58 pm
    Snopes says there isn`t a limit.
  34. Profile photo of _Verbatim_
    _Verbatim_ Male 18-29
    160 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 3:00 pm
    tatervent, every person that has ever worked a cashier position at a tow lot deserves everything that bitch got and more, they drag their lazy butts around, make you wait forever to get your car, and in all honesty it doesn`t take that long to go through the simple process they go through.

    She and every person that works that position deserves that and more, KUDOS to the guy that did this and for whoever posted this!

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    nakoninja Male 18-29
    354 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 3:00 pm
    lion is correct about it all. what really sucks is when you are working and actually doing a job like fast food and someone pays in all coins.
  36. Profile photo of Dragonlord
    Dragonlord Male 18-29
    734 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 3:02 pm
    7 cops? Really? I guess it`s a pretty safe city if this is all they have to do. O_O
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2009 at 3:10 pm
    i think everyone should excercise this right at least once i have
  38. Profile photo of WeenieDog
    WeenieDog Male 13-17
    180 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 3:14 pm
    Lionhart, it`s illegal to not accept US tender when you`re paying off a government debt, like in this video. Go to walmart and try to pay in pennies and they can legally turn you down.

    And that was my Snopes link. I should kill you. But I won`t because that`s just mean, it`s not like you impounded my car or anything.

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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    August 3, 2009 at 3:22 pm
    Dragonlord
    Male, 18-29, Eastern US
    493 Posts Monday, August 3, 2009 3:02:16 PM
    7 cops? Really? I guess it`s a pretty safe city if this is all they have to do. O_O

    ----------------------------------------------
    The woman was breaking a federal law dude.

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    keith2 Male 30-39
    2588 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 3:28 pm
    that does nothing to the a-s-shole cops whos fault it actually is. i am soooo pissed at cops right now yesterday i got a freaking possesion charge for a damn ROACH!! now i gotta go to court n do probation *again* GAWD here i go tryin to keep straight a`s in college n bein a good citizen and STILL they are relentless in their endless pursuit of my failure and subsequent living on streets cuz record too big and cant get job.. thanks police! once you`re all done wiping the doughnut crumbs off your shaft sweepers, i`m blazin right now if you wanna come and get me
  41. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 3:34 pm
    So he`s giving a person who had no real involvement in HIS mistake a hard time because he`s an irresponsible person?
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    dance4life Female 18-29
    209 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 3:38 pm
    it wouldn`t have had to count them one-by-one himself. they come in rolls and it would have been pretty easy to figure out how many was 88 dollars worth. pretty funny video, i`d love to meet this guy and shake his hand. the dumb bitch cashier was just being stupid. she didn`t have to count them all out individually. she should have just given them to her boss and the boss could have taken it to any bank to figure out the balance. not that big of a deal really.it`s legal tender, therefore she had to take it.
  43. Profile photo of nettech98
    nettech98 Male 50-59
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    August 3, 2009 at 3:41 pm
    LOL... It`s the cop`s fault when you get caught breaking the law?? Not saying that all laws are `fair` or `reasonable`, but take that up with your legislators.

    As for the towing company, they were just doing what the cops asked them to do. The cops find an illegally parked car, ticket it, tow it, boot it, whatever. The tow company provides a service to the city.

    He undoubtedly got a ticket for illegal parking out of this also. Can`t wait for the video when he takes all his remaining pennies to the municipal clerk to pay that!

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    nettech98 Male 50-59
    1043 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 3:42 pm
    And the part about only accepting rolls... They will only find out when they try to deposit the rolls if they are legit and not stuffed with washers... Of course they could then sue, win a judgement, and get paid in pennies LOL!
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
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    August 3, 2009 at 3:49 pm
    And while I`m at it, there is a difference in the law between purchasing goos and services, and paying a debt.

    US Currency must be accepted to pay (among other things) debts. It does NOT have to be accepted to purchase goods and services, and that`s how some business can refuse to take large denominations of US Currency. Check out this link: Link

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    nettech98 Male 50-59
    1043 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 3:51 pm
    LOL... Beat you to it... GOODS... It is perfectly legal not to accept US Currency when purchasing goo.
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    Velvet_heart Female 18-29
    31 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 4:08 pm
    I feel bad for the lady behind the counter, because hey, it wasn`t HER fault that his car was towed, and yet, she had to deal with those damn annoying pennies.
    So, if he was trying to get back on the people responsible for towing his car, he failed.
    But if paying in pennies somehow made it feel like it was worth it, then good for him... Although, he shouldn`t have been parking illegally in the first place. tsk tsk tsk.
  48. Profile photo of Corpsecrank
    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
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    August 3, 2009 at 4:16 pm
    That is one of the single greatest things I have ever seen.
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    MetalicDemon Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2009 at 4:20 pm
    ive done something like this before, but not on such a large scale
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    Mnemonic Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2009 at 4:29 pm
    This thing is hilarious, anyways according to the previously given link, legal tender cannot be refused unless otherwise specified in the form of a contractual agreement, which must be stated prior to the attempt of payment. Essentially, without a sign or some other thing that states they won`t accept pennies, $20 bills, (maybe even spiders) this guy was free to pay using legal tender of any denomination.
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    emzrok Female 13-17
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    August 3, 2009 at 4:45 pm
    Aw.....The lady didn`t do anything! Poor her :(

    Still. Epic.

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    Spirithound Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2009 at 4:54 pm
    "carefully count ONE pile, then just stack and level off the other piles to the first one"

    how are you going to fit 880 piles of pennies on her desk??

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    DemonDice Female 18-29
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    August 3, 2009 at 5:05 pm
    Those guys were freakin tools.
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    lizbian_2 Female 18-29
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    August 3, 2009 at 5:06 pm
    Great success!
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    vstorm Male 30-39
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    August 3, 2009 at 5:11 pm
    If you listen carefully, it sounds like he calls 911?
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    Fritolicious Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2009 at 5:32 pm
    Awesome
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    bradygrn Male 13-17
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    August 3, 2009 at 5:39 pm
    i love this... i think this was the best ten minutes of my day
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    WeenieDog Male 13-17
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    August 3, 2009 at 6:07 pm
    "So he`s giving a person who had no real involvement in HIS mistake a hard time because he`s an irresponsible person?"

    She seemed like a bitch. All I can say is go karma

  59. Profile photo of Mnemonic
    Mnemonic Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2009 at 6:18 pm
    "carefully count ONE pile, then just stack and level off the other piles to the first one"

    "how are you going to fit 880 piles of pennies on her desk??"

    As long as you have one pile for reference, you can put the other piles you complete in some other container, methinks.

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    neveryours Female 13-17
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    August 3, 2009 at 6:45 pm
    stick it to`em

    his friend with the earing was hot :]

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    ElSombrero Male 13-17
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    August 3, 2009 at 7:34 pm
    I am doing this with my taxes.
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    TwilightLies Female 18-29
    250 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 7:50 pm
    Wow. Those guys are complete idiots. Wasted everyone`s time and taxpayers` money for a prank and a Monte Carlo? Not that I think the cops had anything better to do, but still. Real winners there.
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    ilfg Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2009 at 8:13 pm
    actually, they can refuse to take pennies. now, nickles or dimes, he`d be okay.
  64. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    August 3, 2009 at 8:25 pm
    > Nidonemo
    > So he`s giving a person who had no real involvement in HIS mistake a hard time

    Sure, isn`t is more fun that way?

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    MiddleRoad Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2009 at 8:29 pm
    Gdmit whats wrong with some of you people. Who wouldn`t be mad if some guy comes in and makes you count out 8800 pennies for some reason you had nothing to do with? I`m sure she had something else to do ro was in a riveting game of minesweeper or freecell.

    Ok, bad example. But I can understand why she`d be annoyed.

  66. Profile photo of powpowking
    powpowking Male 13-17
    551 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 8:30 pm
    IT`S ALMOST NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    SpankyJake Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2009 at 8:30 pm
    wait...how the hell did they waste taxpayers money...?
  68. Profile photo of JJwhoosh
    JJwhoosh Female 18-29
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    August 3, 2009 at 8:32 pm
    What a bunch of douchebags... that girl isn`t The Man shes a chick who probably gets paid minimum to deal with all the idiots who park their cars in fire zones while theyre out drinkin. That said I wonder why she cared I woulda just taken the pennies.
  69. Profile photo of earthshone
    earthshone Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2009 at 9:01 pm
    good for them...they had fun.
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    javatar Male 13-17
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    August 3, 2009 at 9:02 pm
    He makes me embarrassed. He wares his cross for all to see he is Christian, but he isn`t living an example of what ought to be thought of as a good Christian. :-? And I am not saying that people who aren`t Christian are bad people, I do not mean that at all.
  71. Profile photo of Spirithound
    Spirithound Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2009 at 9:02 pm
    you know what? I think I would have taken the pennies, and made them stick around while i counted. Seriously, nobody wants to listen to someone else count to 8800.
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    fatex52986 Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2009 at 9:29 pm
    dude i can see the joke but still that chick behind the counter had nothing do with that dudes car gettin towed. so i dunno why they are giving her a problem. but on the other hand it is legal tender.
  73. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    August 3, 2009 at 9:53 pm
    Actually, the title of this post should be, "Petulent Little Boy Pays Car Impound Fee With 8,800 Pennies." Legally she didn`t have to accept the pennies. The cop was wrong. She should have stood her ground and told that douche bag that if he wanted his car, he would have come back with paper currency. Then she should have threatened to have him arrested for trespassing if he didn`t GTF out.
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    SpankCake Female 18-29
    58 posts
    August 3, 2009 at 10:03 pm
    Yeah I don`t get it. This is like getting a bad meal at McDonald`s and then coming back the next day and ordering $88 worth of food and paying in pennies...like the cashier made his food. This really didn`t accomplish anything...
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    EvaAve87 Female 18-29
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    August 3, 2009 at 10:07 pm
    I would have counted it in front of them also.. im a server and i had this dude pay in nickels and dimes and that really angered me but i couldnt really say anything
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    Slmmhmmr161 Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2009 at 10:13 pm
    This guy walked 20 miles home after getting his car towed.

    I`d do the same thing. It`s a specific company, therefore the secretary there is responsible.

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    koolkidme Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2009 at 10:17 pm
    i would sit there and count them. then randomly i would lose track and start all over. after that i would tell him im going on lunch break come back in an hour. then i would repeatly count em and start over. all this would happen over the next month or so. take that b!tch!
  78. Profile photo of Xyryn
    Xyryn Female 18-29
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    August 3, 2009 at 10:21 pm
    its her job to take his money no matter the form. don`t like it, quit. that simple
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    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    August 3, 2009 at 10:30 pm
    Hm...Kinda looks like a white Obama.
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    britt566 Female 18-29
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    August 3, 2009 at 10:58 pm
    Yeah well I have did this before but never got the cops in the situation. It`s like, take my pennies or get fired!
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    August 3, 2009 at 11:16 pm
    I would hate to be a bounty hunter... deal with sh*t like this every day.

    F*CKING LOVELY.

  82. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2009 at 11:59 pm
    OldOllie where are you getting your facts about the legalities?

    Not saying it was the best way to make that girls day, but legally he was in the clear. Unless company policy stated something to the contrary she had to accept them.

    If it was foreign currency then she would probably have a reason to refuse, besides them being asses

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    Lucky2u Male 18-29
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    August 4, 2009 at 12:03 am
    agreeing with koolkidme here, I would have kept them there for eternity counting that money. I didn`t tow their damn car so why should I be the one getting punked?
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    August 4, 2009 at 12:21 am
    Hm. What a jackass.
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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    August 4, 2009 at 1:07 am
    Well first what happens is they get to those goodly goings to make it that it`s more than sufficiently known about to make it so much more good
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    HI-haole Male 18-29
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    August 4, 2009 at 2:04 am
    dragonshadoz: "Hm. What a jackass."

    Me thinks you`ve never has your car towed before......

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    DrkAng3LxNat Female 18-29
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    August 4, 2009 at 2:28 am
    7 cops for that?

    dang...

  88. Profile photo of kiscorlio
    kiscorlio Male 18-29
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    August 4, 2009 at 2:56 am
    The United States Department of the Treasury states, "all United States money as identified above are a valid and legal offer of payment for debts when tendered to a creditor. There is, however, no Federal law mandating that a person or organization must accept currency or coins as for payment for goods and/or services."

    Conclusion: this guy is an idiot.

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    tenty Male 18-29
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    August 4, 2009 at 3:18 am
    Here it`s illegal to pay over 29pence in coppers (1pence and 2pence coins).
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    Oshidutako Male 18-29
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    August 4, 2009 at 3:40 am
    Lol, the cops were all cool about it. They`re usually jerks, then again that is Florida. So much for the $88 tho, he forgot his turn signal, about 3 points on your license in Florida an who knows how much the fine is, ?, what`s that? you`re gonna pay the failure to signal intent fee in pennies also? don`t think the cop`s will have his back on that one.
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    ajr2006 Male 18-29
    943 posts
    August 4, 2009 at 3:48 am
    for everyone calling this guy an idiot I second "HI-haole" in saying you`ve never had your car impounded before
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    ajr2006 Male 18-29
    943 posts
    August 4, 2009 at 3:53 am
    read more about paying with pennies on snopes:

    http://www.snopes.com/business/money/pen...

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    acey365 Male 13-17
    28 posts
    August 4, 2009 at 3:57 am
    tenty: SERIOUSLY?! I NEED THIS LAW CONFIRMED CAUSE I AM SICK OF COUNTING COINS!
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    MisuriX Male 18-29
    512 posts
    August 4, 2009 at 3:57 am
    "Here it`s illegal to pay over 29pence in coppers (1pence and 2pence coins)."

    where in europe ya from....coz it aint uk. seeing as though only yesterday i bought new pair of trainers with pennies to piss of the douchebag working tills.

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    acey365 Male 13-17
    28 posts
    August 4, 2009 at 4:02 am
    "yesterday i bought new pair of trainers with pennies to piss of the douchebag working tills"

    You my good sir should try working on a drating till. It is boring and tiring and people are not nice. So stuff like that just makes it worse and you are an non-nice individual for that. I would just say Do you have it in full currency? and when your a douche i would refuse to serve you! We get in trouble from the management for having it

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    MisuriX Male 18-29
    512 posts
    August 4, 2009 at 4:09 am
    @acey, i do work tills, and i do know how much of a pain it is to have pennies, but when said douche is bad mouthing you off for being fat , amongst other things, then it is time to break out the pennies and piss that guy off. it is even better if he gets told off for doing so.
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    ravensky Female 18-29
    106 posts
    August 4, 2009 at 4:26 am
    to all the people saying she could leagally refuse

    you are dumb and your posts are a clear representation of people having an opinion based on one fact.

    you seem to have all seen the thing that says "There is, however, no Federal law mandating that a person or organization must accept currency or coins as for payment for goods and/or services"

    what you missed is the fact that if a company does have a payment policy like `no pennies` it must be stated at the time you enter the contract as it is assumed in a contractual agreement involving a payment that all legal tender is accepted unless stated. from what i heard on the vid this wasn`t stated on the ticket which is when he entered the contract and so he had a right to pay however he damn liked as long as it was legal tender and she could not refuse no matter how annoying he was

    otherwise he could sue to have the debt cancelled

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    Tisjokar Male 18-29
    985 posts
    August 4, 2009 at 4:37 am
    Guy sounds like a douche, screw watching 10 mins of him lol
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    Spirithound Male 18-29
    814 posts
    August 4, 2009 at 5:47 am
    don`t places like that where there is a high douchebag-to-cashier ratio usually have a machine to count the stuff?

    Opie, love the new haircut ;)

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    mercedzdanz Male 18-29
    97 posts
    August 4, 2009 at 6:56 am
    ravensky,
    this case might be of some guidance for you.
    http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=11...
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    mercedzdanz Male 18-29
    97 posts
    August 4, 2009 at 6:59 am
    Also, this.

    http://www.ustreas.gov/education/faq/currency/legal-tender.shtml

    "There is, however, no Federal statute mandating that a private business, a person or an organization must accept currency or coins as for payment for goods and/or services. Private businesses are free to develop their own policies on whether or not to accept cash unless there is a State law which says otherwise. For example, a bus line may prohibit payment of fares in pennies or dollar bills. In addition, movie theaters, convenience stores and gas stations may refuse to accept large denomination currency (usually notes above $20) as a matter of policy."

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    Antonin Male 18-29
    72 posts
    August 4, 2009 at 7:27 am
    That guy defines douchebag. How dare someone tow HIS car!? What a clever idea to strike back by paying in pennies! If I was the cashier I would be tempted to dump all of his pennies out.
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    DertMerchant Male 18-29
    310 posts
    August 4, 2009 at 8:11 am
    tickle my tits
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    ravensky Female 18-29
    106 posts
    August 4, 2009 at 9:15 am
    @mercedzdanz

    niether of your posts prove me wrong

    the first, if you read it through, says that he was not in comtempt for paying with pennies however he had to pay the extra expense caused by it which is different from saying he can`t pay with them at all

    the second just resates part of my post. yes a private business has the right to ask for payment however they like but unless they state that they want to paid in a certain way AT THE TIME THE CONTRACT IS MADE then it is pressumed that any legal tender will suffice. from what the video tells me that company did not state that they did not want to be paid in pennies and the time the contract was made(when he got the ticket) and so they do not have a right to refuse legal tender. if fom now on the do not wish to be paid in that way they should write on the ticket `do not pay in pennies` or what ever they want to put.

  105. Profile photo of nettech98
    nettech98 Male 50-59
    1043 posts
    August 4, 2009 at 9:26 am
    As I said in my previous posts, there is a clear distinction between a DEBT, and purchasing goods or services. He was paying a debt. There was no `contract`. In order for there to be a contract, someone would have to contact him and say "we`re going to tow your car and you have to pay $88 to get it out. Do you agree to that?"

    No one is required to sell goods and services at all, let alone be required to take any form of legal tender as payment. A retailer could work entirely off the barter system if they saw fit. But there is no `debt` involvled because the person doesn`t `owe` money to the retailer. If they bought it on layaway, or took out a loan, maybe we could talk....

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    nettech98 Male 50-59
    1043 posts
    August 4, 2009 at 9:30 am
    Additionally the link about the lawyer shows how courts can penalize people in an unfair way. He was penalized for being a jerk.

    The lawyer incurs bank fees every time he makes a deposit. Cash, check, money order - it`s a cost of doing business. He doesn`t add those fees to his bills or judgements does he?? This particular payment incurred a higher fee because the guy paid in coins. What do you think vending machine operators do? Same thing - cost of doing business.

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    TheManJT Male 13-17
    66 posts
    August 4, 2009 at 10:46 am
    antonin, hes stricking back at a private company, let him do as he wishes, he did not break the law she did, maybee that was the only cash he could get, and as it was legal tender she had to accept, he wouldnt have even had to count it for he, she is the one who has to veriff the amount. no doubt your the "douchebag" who owns that company and are now pissed cause youve got 8,800 penies and your little cash register is not big enough :( :( :( :(
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    s1cKs0uL Female 18-29
    394 posts
    August 4, 2009 at 11:24 am
    If the government didn`t want us to spend pennies they never should have made them to begin with. LOL this was a great laugh, if my car ever gets impounded I now have a plan >.<
  109. Profile photo of vancouverite
    vancouverite Female 18-29
    250 posts
    August 4, 2009 at 12:56 pm
    That guy it just a jerk, it is not the teller`s fault that he parked where he shouldn`t have and his car was towed. Why make her job harder?
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    ravensky Female 18-29
    106 posts
    August 4, 2009 at 1:09 pm
    actually the contract is `you can park here under x y z conditions. if you break these conditions you must pay this amount.` if there is no contract they cannot make him pay a cent
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    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
    1378 posts
    August 4, 2009 at 4:23 pm
    powpowking i love you
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    nussy69 Male 18-29
    8 posts
    August 4, 2009 at 5:03 pm
    I think the dude is a douche bag for doing this, but he is correct...they must accept the legal tinder because it is a creditor situation...a business has a right not to not accept certain forms of payment before a contract is entered into, not after...by towing his car they must accept all forms of legal tender.
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    Cylence Female 40-49
    573 posts
    August 4, 2009 at 6:13 pm
    Hey money is money, it spends all the same. For some it take longer to count but its money dammit!
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    chopatooth Male 13-17
    2 posts
    August 4, 2009 at 7:10 pm
    that is amazing...
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    uunnfair_4ol Female 18-29
    147 posts
    August 4, 2009 at 7:50 pm
    Whats so stupid about this, is that the woman not taking the pennies, didn`t tow this douche`s car.
  116. Profile photo of nettech98
    nettech98 Male 50-59
    1043 posts
    August 4, 2009 at 8:42 pm
    Ravensky, I`ll have to try that one next time I get a ticket.

    Your honor, I never AGREED not to speed or not to drive drunk, so you can`t make me pay!

    LOLOL.

    It`s called a LAW. You break it (and get caught) you`re going to pay. Additionally, street signs around these parts (the US) usually don`t say "No Parking. Fine $xx. Towing $xx."

    A contract requires an offer and acceptance, also referring to as a "meeting of the minds".

    For your education

  117. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
    2122 posts
    August 4, 2009 at 9:08 pm
    shoulda payed in stamps, they`re legal tender too.
  118. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
    2122 posts
    August 4, 2009 at 9:08 pm
    paid sorry, can`t believe I spelt it like that...
  119. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    August 4, 2009 at 11:08 pm
    The GOVERNMENT is legally obligated to take pennies; an individual or business is not. Private parties are free to set their own terms for business transactions. It`s just like a convenience store that won`t accept bills larger than $20.

    There`s no law that says you CAN`T pay in pennies, neither is there a law that says a business MUST accept them. Most municipal and county courts won`t accept them for fines, either.

  120. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    August 4, 2009 at 11:46 pm
    OldOllie

    What you`re saying is true, HOWEVER, unless the business had pre existing policies to refuse that type of payment they are forced to accept it.

  121. Profile photo of nettech98
    nettech98 Male 50-59
    1043 posts
    August 5, 2009 at 8:10 am
    Look at a dollar bill. It says "This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private"

    Key word: DEBTS. Not fees, not purchases, not services, DEBTS.

    They obviously can`t fit this on a coin, but there is no distinction in the law between different types of legal tender.

    You also cannot just make a `company policy` that conflicts with the law. Companies do this and rely on people`s ignorance to get away with it.

    How many times have you seen a sign in a store saying "No returns. Store credit only." If you buy defective merchandise, you are entitled to your money back, not store credit.

  122. Profile photo of slayer50515
    slayer50515 Male 18-29
    988 posts
    August 5, 2009 at 10:24 am
    Jesus christ why cant you people go one day without arguing over something? All of your posts can be summed up in a single sentance.

    "Goverment must accept all coins or paper currency from the United States, while private businesses can accept ANY form of payment or limit to one specific payment if they make an agreement with you and you accept this agreement."

    Now PLEASE get on with your lives...

  123. Profile photo of zarbogres
    zarbogres Male 18-29
    10 posts
    August 5, 2009 at 10:44 am
    Way to not stick it to the man by pissing off by being a mega-douche to a minimum-wage earning cashier at a tow lot, bro
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    ihavenoname Male 13-17
    8 posts
    August 5, 2009 at 1:13 pm
    i have one word for him....coinstar
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    Gwendolyn_ Female 13-17
    15 posts
    August 5, 2009 at 1:18 pm
    talk about the nicest cops ever. and i would totally count it out. what the hell else is she gonna do?
  126. Profile photo of krabkat
    krabkat Female 18-29
    1261 posts
    August 5, 2009 at 3:07 pm
    If I was the poor woman who had to deal with this guy and his frickin` pennies - I would have politely explained that I didn`t park my car illegally and I didn`t tow his car when he did so please stop being a big baby, suck it up, be a MAN, for god`s sake and go to coinstar, get the money and come back. Then I woulda smacked him just for the hell of it! (I mean when people are stupid).
  127. Profile photo of krabkat
    krabkat Female 18-29
    1261 posts
    August 5, 2009 at 3:08 pm
    I meant to say: I`M mean when people are stupid.
    Way to make a point K.
  128. Profile photo of nettech98
    nettech98 Male 50-59
    1043 posts
    August 5, 2009 at 4:18 pm
    slayer - would you like to give a reference for your quote? The references I give are from the Treasury Department.
  129. Profile photo of jackie7037
    jackie7037 Male 18-29
    1 post
    August 5, 2009 at 5:55 pm
    For user Krabkat, She represents the company by working for them
    and is most likely getting paid with the money they get for the tolls, so she is the same as if she where the one who tolled the car,
    and the hole smacking thing, its called assault and battery STUPID.
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    WRNKLDTITFUZ Male 18-29
    313 posts
    August 5, 2009 at 7:03 pm
    i liked the camera man`s periodic giggles
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    sup_dawg444 Male 18-29
    210 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 4:41 pm
    AAAND it`s in Florida.

    Shocking, isn`t it?

  132. Profile photo of bryan2018
    bryan2018 Male 13-17
    2 posts
    August 8, 2009 at 10:32 am
    Imagine if you dropped them =D
  133. Profile photo of Catx
    Catx Male 18-29
    189 posts
    August 8, 2009 at 3:32 pm
    Wow it must have taken them hours to count them...because they`re stupid.
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    rgsupergrove Male 18-29
    899 posts
    August 8, 2009 at 9:47 pm
    lol @ his hand shaking on the phone
  135. Profile photo of rgsupergrove
    rgsupergrove Male 18-29
    899 posts
    August 8, 2009 at 9:52 pm
    7 cops?
  136. Profile photo of RobSwindol
    RobSwindol Male 30-39
    2514 posts
    August 9, 2009 at 8:15 am
    One of the kids made the comment that it was socialist for her not to take the pennies. It`s amazing how many people how no clue what socialism really is.
  137. Profile photo of ded5833
    ded5833 Female 18-29
    15 posts
    September 4, 2009 at 2:46 am
    They know nothing about communism and socialism, wow.
  138. Profile photo of Supersyko
    Supersyko Male 18-29
    314 posts
    September 5, 2009 at 6:30 pm
    WHOOO!!! GO FLORIDA!!
  139. Profile photo of robby53219
    robby53219 Male 18-29
    58 posts
    February 6, 2010 at 12:53 am
    what kind of ass pays that much in pennies.

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