I just had to laugh recently as I took a trip down memory lane. I ran across a MSN Money article, http://tinyurl.com/3jhwauv , about a man who got cited for disorderly conduct after paying a $25 medical bill with pennies. I once did the same thing when paying a $20 spa bill just out of high school. The spa said I owed, I said I didn’t (I’d canceled my membership the previous month.). The bank almost didn’t give me the pennies as it would severely deplete their supply (or so they said). I dumped a coffee can of unrolled pennies on the receptionist’s desk. Hah.
The article goes on to list several examples of the same type of protest. I’m surprised in today’s economy that more people don’t protest in this manner. At the end of the article, it explained US law states a merchant does not have to accept over 100 pennies as payment. I didn’t know that. Good thing the spa didn’t know either, wink wink.