Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Be The Change You Want To See

One of my favorite quotes is, "be the change you want to see in the world" (or something of that nature - I could easily google it but I'd rather someone else do it and then post it in the comments).  Well anyway, today I parked on the street and needed to put a quarter in the meter. It was a muni-meter so of course I had to walk a block and a half in order to put money in the machine, only to have to walk back to my car, unlock it, place the paper inside, lock the door again, then walk past the muni-meter again to get where I needed to go. 
Well guess what? Seriously - guess...
I didn't have a quarter. I only had a dollar. That's when I decided to be the change I wanted to see in the world (I wanted to be a quarter). So there I was, trying to stick my finger in the quarter slot. It didn't work. Don't worry, my finger is recovering fine. The doctor says it should fully heal in a week. But I'm hoping it will only take a quarter of that time.


  1. do you make this stuff up???

  2. It depends what you mean by "make this stuff up."
    If you mean, did I think of it, then yes. If you mean, did that really happen, then no.

  3. Hi. I have 2 suggestions for this hypothetical situation:
    1) Why did you just go into a store and ask for change.
    2) If you have a pen and paper, you could have written a note that said that you wanted to pay but you don't have any quarters, and you should have opened your winndown and put the note with the dollar in it, and closed the window on the note and the dollar that it was sticking out a little bit, and then you should have included the time you parked and if the cop came around to give tickets, you should write what tiem you intend to come back and then tel him to take the dollar and drop the proper amount of change back in your car.

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