Give Me Back My Penny….

I want my penny back.

The Canadian Government has said ” Goodbye to the penny!” And I don’t like it.  Not one little bit. Listen, I know that it costs 1.6 cents to make the 1 cent penny. So, I get that getting rid of it makes sense.
And to be honest, I didn’t really give a flying phooey about the issue until today. 
You know what happened today?
Well, I’ll tell you….
Today I had a $1.99 order at Tim Hortons.  And I gave them a twoonie and I didn’t get my penny back. So, I sat there, like the cheapest person the planet, waiting for my penny.
I was informed, “As of February 4th we will no longer be using pennies.”
See, I knew this. But, it still really, really, really steamed me. So instead of throwing my ten timbits at the very nice lady, I drove away and got furious.  
That is MY one penny. And I want it. I really, really, really want that penny. I want that penny more than I want to watch Bruce Willis and Tie Domi make out. And I really, really, really want to watch that. Like, really, really, really want to watch that. 
Like really.
Any who…
I was so worked about it, that when I was talking to a friend about an entire different matter, I had to bring it up. He said, “That is why you don’t use cash.”
Don’t use cash? Are you kidding me?  
I pretty much only use cash when I go to Tim Hortons. You want to know why? Because that is what is sitting frozen in my cup holder? Frozen change is about all I have in my sad little life. And if I don’t have frozen change, then I cannot buy my double double. 
So, I learned something about myself. 
I apparently, have no problems spending $2.99 at a restaurant for a watered down, fountain pop with stinky ice, but make sure I get my change.  
I’m a spend thrift, people.

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