So like I said I got $120 from the Penny Arcade this weekend, but I was far from alone. Here is the crappy cellphone picture I took of the line. All those people on the right (plus the dog) are waiting for their turn at the spare change counting machine.
There was a bird-like lady in front of me, clad in soft designer blacks. The Penny Arcade counted up her change. “You won!” I said. “Not really,” she replied flatly. She got $19. When I took my ticket up to the counter to get my money, I looked back and there were at least seven people lined up to use the Penny Arcade. The woman at the front of the line was dumping an entire purse of change into the machine. It was the busiest I’ve ever seen the Penny Arcade. Don’t know whether that’s just what people do on a Sunday or the R-word, but people are cracking open their piggy banks and scrounging under their couch cushions. Above is is the crappy glarey cellphone picture I took. All those people on the right (plus the dog) are waiting for their turn at the spare change counting machine.