Getting a receipt with the timestamp 12:34:56 07/08/09 for 123456789 day

Receipt for 123456789 day

Happy 123456789 day! In honor of this great day, I tried to get a receipt with this historic timestamp. Here’s the adventure tweeted live at @spudart on twitter

10:17:58 07/08/09

I’m gonna buy a donut at Dunkin Donuts today and try to time it so my receipt says 04:05:06 07/08/09. Their receipts do include seconds.

11:23:41 07/08/09

Oh wait. First I’m gonna try to get a Dunkin Donuts receipt at 12:34:56 7/8/09, then i’ll try elsewhere for 04:05:06

12:29:44 07/08/09

Last minute change in receipt adventure–realized Michigan ave dunkin donuts will be crowded with slow tourists. Goin 2 trump tower DD

12:33:05 07/08/09

It’s 12:30 and I’m waiting outside trump tower dunkin donuts for it to be 12:34

12:36:39 07/08/09

Asked cashier what time their register says. It’s nine minutes slow. She finds this quest funny, I have a new ally in this adventure

12:38:22 07/08/09

I’m finding it odd that I’m tweeting about a time that has now passed which I’m still waiting to happen.

12:40:21 07/08/09

Suspiciously looking at anyone walking by, hoping they don’t ruin the timing of this quest. DO NOT ENTER THIS DUNKIN DONUTS! eep.

12:43:27 07/08/09

Holding my breath, here we go!

12:44:27 07/08/09

Cashier was great! She waited and watched the time on her register with me. Final result…

12:47:30 07/08/09

12:34:42 7/8/09 so close! 🙂

1:19:06 07/08/09

Oh, btw. Dunkin Donuts was intentional, because the round chocolate donut is the zero in the number sequence. 😉

4:38:49 07/08/09

Tried to get a 04:05:06 07/08/09 receipt, but discovered McDonalds uses Army time with no seconds. I got 16:01 07/09/09 :-\

4:52:04 07/08/09

Oh crud. Just realized that people are using the hashtag #123456789 for the sequential number day. Me too! Look at my live-tweets today!

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