I was just now going through my purse and cleaning out of all the receipts and crap and little bits of paper with things that no longer make sense written on them, and I accidentally threw away a quarter. I heard it plink on the bottom of the trash can.
My dilemma: Reach my hand into the trash with yesterday's lunch cartons, banana peels, and used tissue and root around for my lost change? Or let the quarter go?
On one hand, it's just a quarter. On the other, have I become the sort of person who can just throw money away? That quarter could be a Nascar sticker from the bubblegum machine at the grocery store. Or two Tootsie Rolls and a mini Charleston Chew. Or a donation to the guy who sparechanges me every time I walk into the Food Lion.
You might be saying, "hey now, you've put your hand into worse things than a receptacle full of trash." Yes I have. But I think I'm going to let this one go.