I have a confession to make.
I know I'll feel better after I do
I am so ashamed.
Here goes . . .
I almost threw money away because it was dirty and I was tired.
They were sticky and nasty and stuck to the bottom of the tote bag I was emptying out.
I peeled them out and actually threw them into my trash bag along with the paper towel used to retrieve them.
Then I realized what I had just done
and was horrified.
I blinked and swallowed and got them back out
There have been times in my life when 38 cents (we don't even have that symbol on keyboards any more) was just about all the money I had in this world.
I have been more broke - more times than anyone really knows.
The realization that we might consider coins as expendable appalls me.
I will never do that again.
I hope you don't either.
If it is too dirty to wash off - put it somewhere where someone who needs it will find it.
They will wash it off.