Last night I had to use a public restroom. The germaphobe inside of me screams and throws a fit whenever I enter one, but sometimes you do what you gotta do…
As I entered the stall, my eyes caught on something shiny on the floor: a quarter. Cringing at the very thought of picking it up, I went about my business and soon realized, there were more coins on the floor.
I counted them up: one quarter, two dimes and a nickel; 50cents.
Hmmm, 50 cents. Do I take it or leave it?
Mentally, I weighed the pros and cons:
PRO–50 cents is 50cents, I don’t care how you get it. It all spends.
CON–It’s only 50 cents, is that worth touching money that’s been on the bathroom floor?
It was at this moment that I realize that if I don’t pick it up, someone else will. Thats just the facts of life. Someone will pick this up–and use it. Which further made me wonder how much of the change that was currently in my pocket had ever been on the floor of a public restroom–or worse.
I’ll let your minds decide the fate of that particular 50 cents (if it went home with me or someone else) and I’ll pose a question to all of you:
Would YOU have picked it up? It is money and it all spends and chances are you’ve unknowingly touched some with a sketchy past…
Or would you have left it alone?
If you’d have left it alone, how many coins would need to be there minimum to tempt you to pick it up?
(Okay, I wrote this very early this morning and my mind went in all sorts of wrong directions! LOL)