Sunday, October 07, 2007

You have entered 27,831 Bills worth $75,915
Bills with hits: 2,028 Total hits: 2,272
Hit rate: 7.29% Slugging Percentage: 8.16% (total hits/total bills)
George Score: 1,092.79
Your rank (based on George Score) is #773
(out of 52,252 current users with a George Score. [98.5 Percentile])
Your State Rank in Florida is: 37 out of 6,337 [99.4]

It looks like I’m staying above 40th place in Florida. I was bouncing around for a while, mostly because people were waiting several days before refreshing. (Your George Score goes down for every day that you don’t refresh.) It’s possible that I’ll go back down in the next few days, but I am making progress right now. That leads me to believe that I’ll be in the top 40 for a while.

I have today and tomorrow off, which is unusual for me. I usually get Mondays and Tuesdays off, but due to scheduling concerns over the next few weeks, I have to take today off. Normally, this wouldn’t be a problem, but most banks will be closed today and tomorrow.

Today is, of course, Sunday. It’s a day that banks are usually closed. Tomorrow is Columbus Day, a day which all banks close. This means that I wasn’t able to get change from banks today and I won’t be able to get change from banks tomorrow.

I went to the casino today anyway. When I first tried to get on the bus, I saw a big wall of rain, so I decided to hold off. Forty-five minutes later, it had cleared up and I was able to go. I didn’t have much on me, but I was able to get a few bills into circulation. I actually came out $10 or $15 ahead.

If I go back tomorrow, I’ll probably bring more bills with me. I’ll leave some singles behind so that I’ll have enough to cover the registers when I go in to work Tuesday. The big thing will be having fives, but that shouldn’t be a problem, either. I have some twenties that I can break if I go tomorrow. If not, I may be able to go to a local grocery store to get fives. I may even have enough right now depending on how busy it is.

After going to the casino, I went in to the Apple Store to get an iTunes gift card. I only had $2 bills at that point. When I gave them to the guy at the register, he actually tested them with a pen. (I think this is the third or fourth time I’ve had this done with twos.) He said to a coworker how he wasn’t looking forward to closing with them because of the way that they have to enter the money into the machine.

I told him that he could always get them back into circulation, which I think he’s going to do. He put them in the register where the tens normally went. (He was out of tens at the time; he probably moved them when he got tens in.) Considering that the Apple Store at the mall has computers with Internet access, it’s possible that I may even get some hits there. It’s doubtful, though, since they closed at 8:00 and I haven’t seen any yet. I can always hope, though.

No comments :