Wednesday, March 23, 2005

The horror...
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.


  1. Kel,
    I don't think it's worth putting your hand in there, either, unless you have some heavy-duty gloves around. But remember it's just ONE quarter. Don't slippery-slope yourself into thinking you're going to throw MILLIONS away or that you're "that" kind of person. You're not. You just didn't want to stick your hand in the gross trash. You didn't even know you had that quarter, anyway.


  2. Get it! Give it to me! :)

  3. I don't know, Kell. I have this secret theory about picking up change. If I don't do it, it's like telling the gods, "Oh no, no more money for me, I've got plenty! You give that spare penny/nickel/dime/quarter to someone else!" Maybe it's my Jewish genes, but if I see money, I PICK IT UP!


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