26 OCT 06
I want to continue Part II of the “You People” story because there is something significant I intentionally left out, but first I have to share this.
I was running late this morning because my wife left me , so I stopped into BK for a crossanwich. The total was $2.18. I had a few pennies, so I gave her two bills, two dimes and three pennies.
She hands me my sandwich and then hands me my change – 2 pennies.
I hold them out to her and say, “a nickel please.” She looks at me quizzically, reaches into her drawer and hands me another penny.
Dr. Chako smiles patiently.
“Nope,” I reply, still holding out my hand. I just want a nickel, thanks. She reaches into the drawer and hands me, yup, another penny.
Straining my smile muscles now.
“Nope,” I say, hoping it sounded like the last one and not a little maniacal like I was feeling, “I just want a nickel, thanks.”
Looking at my open hand with the four pennies, she replies, “but then you would have too much money.”
 – Okay. She didn’t really leave me. She’s just in Arkansas, but that’s kinda like the same thing.