By Angela | April 30, 2011
Ever since I got to Canisius, I started a little dish to put my change in. Throughout first semester it remained predominately empty, with only a few nickels and pennies in it. Once second semester rolled around, I began to notice more and more money laying around on the ground. I would see money on the floors of the laundry room, on the sidewalks and in the hallways.
It is weird to me how people could drop money on the ground, or even walk past in laying on the ground and think nothing about it. I thought to myself, if one hundred people dropped a penny, that would lead to a dollar and if two people dropped a nickel that would be ten cents. I thought about how quickly all of this money could add up, so I started to pick up change every time I saw it.
I told my friend about it and she notices it too. We even noticed that people leave their change in the vending machines. This may seem silly to some people but think about it; change adds up faster than you think. My change dish is almost overflowing just because people are careless about their money. People should think twice about dropping their change and think nothing of it. I even know someone who does not like change so she throws it out! We live in a country where people would be so grateful if they had a nickel and people take that for granted.
College students especially should think twice about saving their change. Like I said, change adds up faster than you think. I made $21.78 this semester in change and counting! (There’s still two weeks left! )