A two pound coin that you dropped down the side of your car seat is having a right laugh at your expense and there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it.

It made its move when you pulled up to the drive-thru window at McDonald’s last Thursday as you were counting out five pounds ninety for two Big Macs with Coke and Fries for you and your wife.

You’d already handed the spotty youth manning the window three pounds-ninety and were just passing the two pound coin to him when it fell from your hand and disappeared down that really narrow crack between the edge of your seat and the dividing bulkhead separating yours and the passenger seat.

Despite you pissing off everybody and holding up the queue for a full three minutes you were forced to admit defeat and had pay by card instead. You vowed renege on the coin but so far all attempts to retrieve it have failed.

Service Technician Dave Clifford explains. ‘Modern cars are designed so that if you do drop anything between the seats, it simply cannot be retrieved without having special tools to dismantle the whole front half of your internal finishes. It’s really a ploy to have owners pay a fortune to have wedding and engagement rings etc. retrieved at an eye watering cost. It’s just a bonus that other items like money fall into the same trap.’

Despite now knowing this you will still try for hours to get the coin out but a cheerful Dave laughs: ‘You may try my friend but rest assured you will certainly fail miserably.’