Friday, March 21, 2008

Change Gang

Paid Back In Their Own Coin

Shops in the Chinese city of Kunming say they are so short of coins that they have to get change from beggars. Retailers complain that banks don't provide enough coins to maintain their businesses. And it seems even the beggars are make money on the deal, charging 105 yuan for 100 yuan in coins. The city's Wal-Mart is even giving small presents to people who give them 20 yuan coins in change.

FOOTNOTE: Beggar my neighbour.

4 comments:

quilly said...

Somebody should talk to those bankers. It's definitely time for change!

Jamie Dawn said...

That's really something.

Off topic now...
Did you know that Walmart originated here in Arkansas where I live?
Around here, you can't spit without hitting a Walmart.

:-)

jennifer h said...

China has Wal-Mart stores? I suppose it makes sense, since everything at WM is made in China.

But the lack of change really doesn't make any cents.

Brian in Oxford said...

I'll trade some coin for some cointreau...