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Offline bagerap

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A cleaned medal
« on: February 03, 2013, 11:15:32 PM »
I've been lucky enough to pick up two examples of the same attendance medal issued only one year apart. One has been lovingly polished over the years, the other is pristine. As my photography skills are frankly non existent a scan will have to suffice. And yet, in hand, the polished medal is actually the more attractive of the two (IMHO)

Offline Figleaf

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Re: A cleaned medal
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2013, 12:46:46 AM »
Maybe the key word is "lovingly"?

Many seasons ago, I stayed in a posh hotel in Seoul and I was bored. I struck up a friendship with the big round boss of the breakfast restaurant, kept talking to her after it closed and saw her distribute paper tokens for effort and kind words to her staff. She explained the coupons could be collected and used to get small gifts. I really liked the idea of rewarding good conduct, rather than punishing bad behaviour, but I guess the ministry I worked for wasn't interested in the concept. It still isn't, I guess. I still like it, though.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.