posted on Feb, 7 2014 @ 05:11 PM
reply to post by Hoosierdaddy71
I think a remedy for this would be to reinforce the actual definition of spare change. In common parlance here in the UK, spare change refers to
funds you have, which are in coin, rather than note form (because our denominations of notes are £5, £10, £20, and the massive, and little seen
£50 notes. Everything smaller than those is in coin form).
However, that is not realistic. Sometimes, the change you have in your pocket is worth more to you, than a cool million pounds or dollars, is worth
to a multi-millionaire, and therefore, it is not technically spare. It is change, but it is not spare. I will next to always slot a couple of coins
into a charity box, but I do not buy merchandise from charities or fundraising events, simply because if I did, I would be the charity case, and
unable to actually put ANYTHING in a charity pot.
The real issue here, is you have to remember that when you do not have the SPARE change to buy cookies, you are under no obligation to purchase them.
Me particularly? When I get asked to buy sweets for charity, turn to the person offering and say "No thank you, am not a person posessed of a
particularly sweet tooth." and then I place some small change in the pot.