This is one of those little things that most people donâ€™t really pay attention to which actually came up when I had a casual get together with some friends. While we were walking around, one person was buying drinks and snacks here and there whenever something piqued his interest. For example, if we walked by a Starbucks he figured that he might as well buy a cup of coffee or if there was a Tim Hortons that heâ€™d buy say a quick snack. The interesting thing is that he openly admits that it is not so much that he is really that hungry or thirsty but rather he had some change in his pocket and figured that he might as well use it up. For those who donâ€™t know, here in Canada we have coins instead of bills for a one and two dollar amount. One dollar is called a â€œLoonieâ€ and two dollars is called a â€œToonieâ€.
For myself when it comes to loose change, at the end of the day I personally just store it away as it is a little too inconvenient to constantly carry it around. I must have hundreds of dollars in loose change that have been accumulated so far and is ready to go to the bank. It makes me wonder what I would have wasted all that money on by buying something impulsively like say from a vending machine. I suppose the more interesting thing is trying to understand exactly what makes some people feel that they have to spend their pocket change just for the sake of using it up as oppose to say saving it or using it in a more productive way. This is definitely one of those little things that add up I guess you can say.