When I was kid my friends and I came up with a money-making scheme. We put halfpenny coins on the railway track then hid in the bushes. When the trains came past they got squashed into pennies so in theory we doubled our money. They worked perfectly in the penny sweet machine on the wall outside Mr Taylor’s cafe.
The trouble was, they pinged all over the place and we lost more than we found! And lots of the ones we recovered were a funny shape.
I’ve always been useless at making money. I guess it started back then.