Wednesday, April 9th, 2008 01:31 pm
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
One thing I really love is symmetry/finding patterns. I don't do it on purpose, but finding a pattern when I'm not looking for it, is guaranteed to brighten up my mood. It's easy to find a pattern in money: you have either the physical quantity, or the numerical value.

That is why, when I eat in the canteen upstairs, I always take the fifty-six peso meal, and pay with a hundred pesos. They only ever offer change in one of two ways:

1. two twenties and four one-peso coins (Which adds up to 44! And four is two times two, so it's two one-peso coins per twenty. That works!)
2. four ten-peso coins and four one-peso coins (1:1 ratio for the two different kinds of coins. They do this breakdown much more rarely, but every time they do, it's like, JACKPOT, dingdingdingdingding.)

And that is my embarrassing life revelation for today.