Yesterday I visited our canteen, got myself a cup of tea, and went to the till to pay for it. The cashier handed me a footlingly small coin in change. "You know" I mused out loud "Maybe you should have a charity box here for people to deposit small change like this."
Patiently, she indicated the bright yellow collecting box placed prominently next to the till, which I had totally failed to register.
I was unsurprised to see that it was for the Alzheimer's society.
I deposited the change silently and slouched off, tasting the ashes of humiliation. The way I'm going, I shall need their help soon anyway...