When Brian Kiros moved from Connecticut to Vermont, he received a sizable vehicle tax bill for failing to return his old license plate. Kiros wasn’t happy, and he made sure the state knew it.
The exact bill Kiros received from his former state was for $301.72. Kiros didn’t ignore the bill — in fact, he went to great lengths to insure the state got all of its precious money.
What he did: Kiros paid the bill entirely in pennies. And it was no small feat to get all of that copper.
Kiros actually had to go to 10 different banks in order to get the pennies. Even after all of that, he was short $1.72 — an amount he covered on his own.
So who wins in a case like this? The state’s machine counter who got paid overtime to count Kiros’ change.