Man sending 52,662 pennies to protest electric bill rate increase.
A man who’s fed up with higher electric rates has come up with a way to show his displeasure while paying his bill.
Robert Hancock says his monthly power bill jumped nearly 200 percent, to $526.62. So he’s going to send Ameren 52,662 pennies.
Hancock says he’s worked things out with a local bank to get the coins and with the post office to mail the money. It will cost about $50 extra for postage, but Hancock says that if he can cause Ameren a little inconvenience, it’s worth it to him.
Now for the math…
A penny weighs approximately 2.5 grams.
2.5 * 52,662 = 131,655 grams
There are 454 grams in a pound so:
131,655 / 454 = 290 lbs.
Imagine the face of the person who opens the package! I hope that he sends them loose. Being wrapped would defeat the whole purpose.