Have you ever walked in on your roommate doing something that they didn’t want you to know they did?
Ok, ok, so we all have things that we do that we don’t want anyone to know that we do.
You know, those quirky little habits that we think no one knows about and that we can always keep a secret from everyone but our own personal imaginary friend.
One day, I decided to ditch Accounting class and go golfing and headed back to my apartment to grab my clubs. I didn’t have much time before my tee time so when I found our apartment door unlocked, I just twisted the knob and threw the door open.
And what I saw…
What I caught my roommate doing…
Has forever changed the way I look at things.
He was ironing his money.
That’s right, he was ironing his money.
He had our ironing board out with a stack of a few Washingtons, Lincolns and maybe even a Jackson and was ironing it with the careful pride of someone who had a 4.0 GPA and was studiously organizing his little stash of cash.
“Dude, tell me that you are not doing what I think you are doing!” was about all that I could blurt out of my mouth.
“Uh, yeah…? Dude, listen I don’t have a lot of cash and I find that if I actually *take care of it*, I am *less likely to spend it*.”
I grabbed my clubs and headed for the course.
I couldn’t believe what I caught my roomate doing. That had to be the most freakish thing that a person could do — I mean who would take the time/energy to actually iron their money?
As I got to the course and tossed my wadded up $26 for green fees on the pro shop counter, I couldn’t help but wonder if it truly would be harder to part with a Jackson, Lincoln and Washington if I had taken the time to iron it.
Will ironing your money help you “pay more attention it”?
I don’t see how it couldn’t.
Steve Belt says
I once walked in on my roommate doing the nasty. I once came home with a date (to her place), and found her roommate naked on the couch (sadly for me, the roommate was a guy). I once found my roommate studying (only happened once, strangely enough).