Store clerks at a car dealership in China were left speechless when a customer came in with 66 bags of coins to pay for her new car.
After placing her order for the 190,000 yuan (£21,700) Volkswagen Passat, the customer from Cangzhou city, Hebei province hauled the heavy bags of coins to the shop in three separate trips.
Footage filmed in the shop on Saturday shows a dozen workers squatting on the floor and meticulously sorting the enormous pile of change by hand, which amounted to around 130,000 yuan (£15,000).
A team of 17 workers spent three days counting the change, which included 1 yuan, 5 jiao and 1 jiao coins, according to store manager Mr Jiao.
Video shows staff carefully placing rolls of coins into paper wrappers before putting them in large boxes to be transported to the bank.
One worker’s fingers have been stained black from touching thousands of coins. Another work complained that he had a cramp from all the counting.
The woman owns a small eatery and got the coins from her customers, according to Cangzhou Daily.
She decided to save up the money as depositing them at the bank would be too much trouble.
After collecting the coins in her house for 10 years, she saved up enough money for a new car.
In the end, she successfully paid 131,492 yuan (£15,033) in coins and the rest by e-transfer, according to the report.
Net users were left amused by the incident, with some suggesting different ways for the staff to count the change faster.
‘There are coin counting and sorting machines available. Why didn’t the manager use those?’ one person commented on microblogging site Weibo.
‘I’m sure you can count the change by weight,’ another said.
‘Those poor workers! Just a waste of time and labour,’ one user said.
‘Does the customer operate a wishing fountain at home?’ another person joked.