Late this afternoon, Jen, Jason and I headed over to the Commerce Bank near their house and I made use of the “Penny Arcade” to get cash for all of the change that I brought up with me. Jen had the bag of dimes, Jason the bag of nickels, and I had the bag of quarters. It was pretty quiet in the bank and there were no lines. I walked up to the machine, pulled the the bag of quarters out of my pocket, and the bag broke and they promptly spilled all over the floor. Fortunately there was no one in line behind us because it took a few minutes to get the quarters cleaned up.

Jen put the dimes in the other machine and promptly filled it up, so we needed to call a teller to have them empty the machine. But after about 10 minutes of time, we had our receipts, and a few minutes later, we had our cash: about $150 because I didn’t bring the pennies with me.

We walked around the neighborhood for a while; I got a Balance energy bar and some water, and promptly bit the dickens out of my right cheek. We stopped in at Ryan’s Daughter’s bar for a beer and to watch a few inninngs of the Yankee game. Now we are back and Jen and Jason’s and planning on going to for Italian food at about 8 PM.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.