Quick Post: Money

So we’re not that far off from having to leave, and I honestly still feel like I haven’t quite gotten the hang of the money here, the coins that is. I can easily identify the one and two pound coins, the 50 pence one, and the 20 pence one on days when I’m really with it. But the five, ten, two, and one pence coins are really a mystery for me. If I think about it like I am now, I can get through them all, but when I am checking out at the grocery store or somewhere else, it is a real issue for me, so I’ve ended up with a ton of coins. Part of the problem is that there are just so many coins and they’re all different shapes and sizes and so it just is a lot. I also don’t understand the need for a two pence coin, and it’s the same material as the one pence coin so when I’m glancing in my wallet, I’m never entirely sure exactly how much I have. And I’m sure of course I’ll feel much more confident about it once I am about to leave the country. But for now, I still don’t totally have the hang of it.


Author: iprefershowers

I (she/her/hers) am originally from California, and a third year double majoring in Psychology and Arts Management, a major I created, at Oberlin College. A lot of my interests lie in the arts, at Oberlin I help run a student dance company, stage manage both departmental and student theatre productions, and teach dance classes. I am continuing this interest and involvement while on the Advanced Studies in England program by completing an internship with the Bath Philharmonia in addition to taking three classes in the study of the arts. I am also volunteering at a toddler group and a youth theatre.

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