FOUND: Biblical Buck

Found: The Shoegazer has heard the stories of religious folks who put money in hotel room Bibles in the hopes that us secular folk will pick up the Good Book in search of cash, only to be captivated by His words, setting us on the path to being born again.  Since hearing about this a few years ago, The Shoegazer has religiously (pun intended) checked the Bibles of hotel rooms he’s stayed in, perusing Bibles from here to California.  Well for everyone who might think that the old “money in the bible” story is an urban legend, The Shoegazer has proved it to be true, uncovering a well-worn $1 bill from a hotel room Bible.

Location: The dollar was between the front cover and the title page of the Holy Bible.  The book was in a drawer directly  beneath the television.  This was all in room 3092 of the Westin Hotel, of which this branch was in Hilton Head Island, SC.

The Westin, Hilton Head Island, SC. Great place, but pass on the shrimp tacos if you go.

The Westin, Hilton Head Island, SC. Great place, but pass on the shrimp tacos if you go.

Source: A hopeful and generous Christian soul.  And based on the rates at this hotel, a fairly well-off Christian soul who doesn’t seem to have any problem accumulating wealth in the face of world poverty and starvation.

Destination: Although I had originally thought that taking a dollar out of a Bible might be bad karma, I pocketed the dollar, believing it to be payback for having a cancelled flight and generally having to deal with Air Tran employees.  The dollar was spent at a nearby Piggly Wiggly, where The Shoegazer purchased a 12-pack of Yeungling and a coozy with which to conceal his purchase down by the hot tub.  It is worth mentioning, however, that The Shoegazer received a painful jellyfish sting only a few hours after taking this dollar.  I’d say that God sent the jellyfish to punish me, but jellyfish don’t have brains.

Jellyfish. Sent by God to avenge hotel room Shoegazing, and to ruin late night swims

Jellyfish. Sent by God to avenge hotel room Shoegazing, and to ruin late night swims

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One Response to “FOUND: Biblical Buck”

  1. Bogey Says:

    It’s spelled “koozie”

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