He challenged the audience to open their wallet or purse and do a quick inspection of their money.
Are all the bills facing the same way ?
Are they in order by denomination…1’s, 5’s,10’s, etc.
Are they crumpled up in the bottom of your purse ?
Are there coins cluttering up your purse, weighing down your pockets?
All of these things may reflect the amount of respect you have for money.
He went on further to say that if you do not respect money, you will most likely never have any.
I shop in markets where credit and debit cards are not accepted.
I recently stood in line behind a lady who was paying for her $40. purchase by digging bills and coins from the bottom of a very large purse.
There was no other cashier on duty, so we all waited and watched, fascinated.
The cashier just shrugged and helped her count it all out.
Along with losing weight, managing money ranks very high on the list of New Year’s resolutions.
That speaker was on the Donahue Show from the 1970’s.
I don’t remember his name, but his words left an impression.
So…What’s in your wallet ?