Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Loonie



Today I found a loonie and I was fairly surprised at my reaction to the situation, or lack thereof. You know when you were a kid and you saw money on the ground? I used to be so excited when it happened. One time I found a five dollar bill and thought I had gone to heaven...
But today, I was not at all overjoyed to find a loonie on the ground in a parking lot, mind you I was late for a class, but usually I'm genuinly excited to find any kind of money.

Then I thought, When did I become so boring? My reaction was like this: "Ooooo..."
And "Ahhhhh..." (Both with a hint of sarcasm)


My reaction should have been more like this: "HOLY MOTHER OF PEARL!! I FOUND A LOONIE!!! DID EVERYONE SEE THIS? A LOONIE!!"
But now I'm thinking that maybe I was so numb about the whole experience because I just spent 200 of these pretty little coins on textbooks in the last month and now this loonie just seems so... insignificant. And I can't buy much with one loonie any more...
Oh well. I'll spend it anyway.
Moral of this story: It doesn't matter if you are excited or not about someting you found, just take it and use it and be happy you got something for nothing.

5 comments:

mr zig said...

So what did you end up spending the loonie on? If the loonie got the honour of being blogged about I hope it went for something more exciting than an hour of parking...

kimberlalee said...

well, I actually spent it on a bag of chips today. and they were delicious.

corrie said...

First of all, that moving picture of mr zig is really annoying. Second, nice picture story!

A. Tena said...

You're a nut!

mr zig said...

Mmmm chips...

and corrie - my spinning picture was driving me crazy too - it's gone now... forever