One of my husband's responsibilities on our college campus is overseeing discipline. Of course, this is often the most difficult piece of his job. But occasionally, there are real breakthrough moments in students' lives, and at other times, humor comes into play, as it did in this little anecdote.
The other day when Eric showed up to work, there was a large cardboard box sitting outside his office. The box was addressed to him, and indicated that it was from two students who had recently been fined for breaking a campus policy. When Eric went to pick up the package, he was quite startled to find it much heavier than he had guessed. He and a colleague lugged it to the campus post office to see how much it weighed, and it was over 60 pounds!
Eric recalled that one of the students had asked if they could pay the fine in cash. When Eric told them that would be fine (ha ha!), they cleverly decided to pay in pennies! The box contained 10,000 coins, which Eric thought was quite funny. We just never know what students will come up with!