The two pound coin you dropped down the side of your car seat last week is mocking you and there’s nothing you can do about it.
It made its move at McDonald’s drive-thru window on Thursday as you were counting out the cash for your order.
You’d already handed the spotty youth three pounds-ninety and were passing the coin to him when it fell from your hand and disappeared down that really narrow crack between the edge of your seat and the dividing bulkhead separating yours from the passenger seat.
Despite pissing off everybody in the queue for a full three minutes as you tried to retrieve it, you were forced to admit defeat and reluctantly pay by card instead. So far attempts to locate it, let alone get at it, have failed miserably and all you have to show for your efforts are scuffed knuckles despite trying for two hours yesterday morning.
Service Technician Dave Clifford explains. ‘Modern cars are designed so that if you do drop anything between the seats, it simply cannot be retrieved without having special tools to dismantle the whole front half of your cockpit. More often than not that’s going to be a total rebuild, sometimes costing thousands.
‘Fact is, you may try, but you’ll fail miserably. It’s simply impossible,’ he laughs.