...and it says, "You spent HOW much on smashed coins at Disneyland?"
I will tell you:
- 17 smashed quarters at $1.25 each (one dollar for the smashing, plus the quarter to be smashed)
- 3 smashed dimes at 85¢ each (75¢ for the smashing, plus the dime to be smashed)
- 7 smashed nickels at 80¢ each (75¢ for the yadda yadda, you get the picture)
- 78 smashed pennies at 51¢ each (50¢ + 1¢)
(you guys can do the math to double check me if you want, because I did it mostly without a calculator).
The good thing about collecting smashed coins is that they are an inexpensive souvenir compared to everything else sold at Disneyland. The bad thing is that once I start collecting things, I like to have a well-developed collection. Besides that, buying the smashed coins never actually suffices as a souvenir; I usually get something else too, even if it's only one of the delicious chocolate-covered peanut butter graham cracker sandwiches. Okay, I guess food isn't actually a souvenir, but the point is that the spending never stops with just the coins.
All the same, it is kind of fun to have some sort of quest when I go to Disneyland. It's like a game, a very slow blackout game that I'll never get blackout on because they'll always keep changing the machines.
It's Disneyland. It's a diversion. What else can I say?