Mika and I were doing laundry the night before we left for our backpacking trip. We put in the coins into the dryer only to find that it wouldn't accept the last quarter, and neither would it return the 4 quarters that it already ate.
Confused, we abandoned this machine and tried again with the machine above it, but the same thing happened.
This was not just making us frustrated, but it was also making us progressively poorer and poorer. We had already lost two dollars. We needed some quarters... so we scoured the laundry room.
We found two in another dryer!!!
We tried putting one of those in one of the machines we'd tried before and the machine finally agreed to start.
Then, we realized why the machines kept stopping at the last 25 cents.
It was a Canadian 25 cents.
Poor college student blames Canada for confusing us and helping laundry machines eat our money.