What to do when you get coal:
1: Place coal in a small, combustible area in a store ajoined with a jewlery store
2: light coal on fire
3: Once everyone rushes out of jewlery store, go in and steal all precious items
4: Sell jewlery
5: Buy more coal
Especially with gas prices these days.
In school, I wrote a short story about people who murder eachother because they had an addiction to coal. My first grade teacher was disturbed.
Hey! It's the heterosexual, male, horny hippo!
See? I'm learning. :D
Indeed, at least you can burn it to stay warm. Or use it to operate your steam engine.