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Looking upon the slowly moving bed idea as a way to avoid the attention
of the grim reaper, I stumbled upon an idea.
My idea is a velvet lined centrifuge, capable of seating one, or more than
one person. I somehow tempt them into the contrivance and as the
machine spins around the loose change
in their pockets comes out, falls
on the velvet lining (so muffling the clinking of the coins) and then into a
hidden pocket. At the end of the day, I simply empty the pocket into my
Suitable for small children, drunks, the mildly confused and possibly if
you're going for the big one, Bill Gates.
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||In Gene Wolfe's _Book of the New Sun_ there's a
character, Dr. Talos, who makes his living in
essentially this way.
||Good one [2 fries]. Why not just entice them into your device, spin it until nauseous then make them pay you to release them? I wouldn't recommend velvet however. Perhaps a nice plastic or stainless steel lining or whatever else is hose-able.
||Nearly as good as running a Bouncy Castle, or a Ball Pool.
||Or standing under the Zipper. Although that gets one a few used corndogs, too.
||I'd lure the homeless into mine as they tend to carry lots of change.
||Baked - Theme parks. You leave them with empty
pockets one way or the other.
||Unless the people are sitting upside down, how does
the change actually come out of pockets?
||Unless you are talking high enough g's that it rips out
of pockets, downwards. In which case the large
number of unconscious or dead patrons might be a