The soda machine at work has always been my friend. While others crave their break time coffee, I like my caffeine cold and bubbly. It's an older machine, but it takes change and dollar bills— and therein lies the rub. These days we're using debit and credit cards to pay for everything, and ATMs don't pay out in dollar bills. Even if you find one that pays out in fives, try breaking a $5 bill. I've had to resort to making change from our coin jar in recent weeks, but it's starting to look like slim pickings. Quarters are running low— almost as hard to find as toilet paper and Lysol, and $10 in nickels is awfully heavy to carry. I know soda isn't good for me and I should take this opportunity to change a bad habit. I know I could bring cans from home, assuming I can buy more than one case at a time. Trust me when I say I know these are first world problems, and there are more important things to worry about. But seriously, can you make change for a dollar?
~Elise Skidmore ©2020