From my friend Chris' blog in Seattle:
For the past two weeks I — and every other male in my office who has a bladder — have been going to the bathroom and in the first urineral sits a dime in the water. It isn't too deep, probably going up to my watch if I stuck my hand in.
it got me to thinking. If I was considering it, I'm sure others were too. Just needed more incentive.
So starting last Monday I started dropping a dime in the urinal every day to see how many it takes for someone to either bring gloves from home to pick it up or stick their hand in and pick it up.
Many people I asked believed it would just be two or three days (four or five dimes). I thought it would be closer to seven or eight. [...]
Monday: I couldn't have placed the drop any more perfect. The original one was heads down in the middle. The second one fell just to the north, heads up, barely touching. Absolutely perfect.
Tuesday: My drop wasn't nearly as good, hitting the right side of the urinal, but ended up falling so it almost completely covered up the orignal dime — just a sliver of the orignal dime is showing on the left side. The third time fell heads up as well.
Wednesday: I couldn't tell if the dimes were at first glance. The person before me didn't flush, and after I did there were some bubbles that made it impossible to tell. Upon my second pee-pee, I could tell they were still there. And then I added the fourth one. Instead of a straight drop, I bent my wrist back and threw it in. Mission accomplished. Tails up. It is getting more difficult to tell how many are in there. Don't know if that helps or hurts….
But after three days, all four dimes remain.
$1.40 and counting …
at this point it just looks like the bottom of a wishing well. it is impossible to tell how much is in there, but people can tell it is probably at least a buck.
But here's the problem… I could really use a buck right now.
So here is my new proclamation: If/when the pile gets to $3, I am reaching my hand in there and getting it myself.
There's no more entries, so I assume Chris just broke down and rusted his watch grabbing his own dimes out of the Goddamn urinal.
I hella want to do this experiment, among other places, A) In Denmark and B) at a human rights organization. The NGOies would break down at the first glint of silver…