Ok, so as usual, never fails, has happened every single time I visit my sister in Lake Mary.... today I was haunted by "the boot". The boot that the fire department guys stalk your window with for "jerrys kids". Theres always that pressure, of oh god, am I gonna be the only asshole at this red light that doesn't contribute.
So im sitting there, watching the boot knock at every window.. I see change and even dollars tossed into black boot, and I just sit, pretending that im distracted by the ghost in my car. I feel them getting closer and closer. Im struggling with myself as to whether or not I should throw a penny in or something. The damn boot got me the last time I visited my sister. I've already made my contribution. What about my kids? My kids gotta eat too.
I make the decision to pass on my boot contribution. Not in a confident ,im not giving money to jerrys kids kind of way though. I acted as though the imaginary ghost in my car dropped something on the pasenger side floor and I had to bend down and get it for him (cause the ghost is a him). So I spent a good minute, bending over to avoid the boot and firefighter tshirt. It worked.
Maybe next time i'll be more graceful.