Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Cancel the Car

The other day my son found a weird looking coin.

I immediately started planning how we'd spend our
new-found fortune once we'd sold this rare piece
of currency to the highest bidder....Mrs. L would
really like a Miata...hmm....

But maybe I was moving a bit fast...best to find out
what the coin is before making any further financial

So, I took a closer look. It had a camel on it. Camels
are good - they are indigenous to one of the oldest
civilized areas of the world. This thing should be worth
some real money!

But wait ... it says "FAO" on it....so that's not an
ancient language, unless it's some kind of Latin

"Somalia"....oh, no....the country actually had its
name already....now I KNOW it's not really old!!!

"Food Security"....this is turning sour...

"10 Shillings"....well, OK, it's worth something.
Let's go look up the equivalent in US dollars -
we might get something out of this yet!

Um.... $.0048 ....'almost' half a cent....

I told my son: "If you can find just 3,677,999
more of these, we'll get Mom a really nice


Blogger Wickwire said...

DOH! haha good blog today. I wish it was a different kind of camel though.

5:17 PM  
Anonymous Last Girl On Earth said...

You DO know I have this special little thing for camels! Can I have the coin? (Or just borrow it?)

12:16 AM  
Anonymous Mr. L said...

Wickwire: It's a one-humper, if that helps...

LG: Not sure Master L will part with it (he discovered it,
after all)..but he'd probably agree to borrowing. I'd need
permission, you understand!

9:45 AM  
Blogger Bud said...

Still an unusual find, you must admit.

1:15 PM  
Blogger Webmiztris said...

damn, and I thought pennies were basically worthless. ;)

2:18 PM  
Blogger craziequeen said...

How close are you to the target now? :-)

Hi from Michele's place.


1:01 PM  
Blogger Finn said...

For minute there I thought it was some kind of token from FAO Schwartz - which would probably be worth quite a bit more.

I'm here via Michele today; it's nice to meet you!

1:04 PM  
Blogger Mr. L said...

Bud: It IS cool. I can't remember the names...which is the dromedary? What's the other one? I'm probably not even spelling that right...

WebM: I bet they are. Usually you can't spend coins in foreign countries, right?

Crazie: Hi! No closer. I don't know where he found that one and he hasn't turned up any more. "Miata dreams" fading away...

Megan: Funny - that was my first thought, too! Some kind of promotional thing. But the internet tells me it's real, and it's never lied before!!! ;)

1:50 PM  

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