In preparing to go to bed last night and before taking off my pants, I emptied my pockets. That’s kind of standard routine for me—probably is for a lot of you too. Part of emptying the pockets is dumping out that loose change.
For whatever reason, I started looking at it on top of my dresser and started having a few loose thoughts on that loose change.
I looked at the size of a quarter. The size seems about right. Twenty-five cents is worth more than a dime—ten cents—so the quarter should be bigger, but what about the dime? Why is it so small?
Shouldn’t a dime be the size of a nickel? And really—shouldn’t a nickel to the size of a penny?
Why is the penny bigger than a dime? That doesn’t make sense either. A penny is only worth, well, a penny. It should be the smallest coin in your pants pocket. I think it should be the size of a dime.
Shouldn’t the size of a coin be determined by its value? As far as the loose change in my pocket, it should be in this kind of order:
A quarter: Keep the size as is.
A dime: Make it the size of a nickel.
A nickel: Make it the size of a penny.
A penny: Should be the size of a dime.
These thoughts kind of kept me up last night. Tonight when going to bed, I think I’ll keep my pants on.
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