Take a penny....leave a penny. I want to know who came up with that and when. It had to have been sometime in the last 20 years because if you go any farther back, then a penny would of actually been worth something. Which brings me to this idea. What if "Take a penny, leave a penny" has been around for 30 years or more. That would mean that people were truely more giving in the past then they are now. Seems kind of strange to me. We live in a time when we have more money then we have ever had before and what do we do with it. We give it to our selves. Not friends or family and God forbid that we give it a charity of some type or even the the bum on the corner. Nope we all use it on ourselves. I was listening to the radio the other day and a commercial came on. It was an ad for a car dealer ship. Nothing weird or different about that but what was different is how they were trying to sell you a car. They weren't giving you cash back, a free wax job, or a quickly with the "office hottie" in the broom closet (come on, like you havn't had that fantasy). They were trying to get you into the dealership by telling you that you've been spending all you hard earned cash on everyone else this holiday season, so why don't you come on in and get something for yourself. Am I the only one that finds that wrong? Isn't the holiday season supposed to be about not thinking about what you want but what others want and/or need? Or did someone change it this year and just forget to send me the memo. I didn't think I missed any memo, either. What is this world coming to. Hopefully I'm wrong and the world isn't getting more gready but has actually been this greedy from the beginning. I can live with the worlds attitude not changing. I can't live with the worlds attitude getting worse as the years and generations go by. It would be like being on a sinking ship knowing that you can do nothing but wait for the cold depths to take you to your final resting place. Hopefully the people of this world will wake up and find out that there's more than just themselves out there.