Back me up, my fellow humans!

I think I might be turning into my dad. I just spent five minutes arguing with a car-wash, explaining to the ‘stupid bloody machine’ that, despite what it had just told me seven times, the code 699-698 was indeed valid, and that I was perfectly capable of entering six digits.


Car-wash receipt

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


  1. So, is there a name for the numerical equivalent of a palindrome-type-thingy - a number that reads the same upside down?

    We should campaign for all code numbers of this sort to be whatevertheyares to avoid just this sort of issue. Never mind Europe or the economy - this has to be a vote-winner.

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