Take a card

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Parking ticket receipts discarded on top of the parking machine at UCLA.  First comes the ticket, then comes the receipt.  Why the reason for so many discarded cards?  The delay in spitting out the receipt, and the lack of clarity that a receipt is in fact coming after the parking ticket.  The purchaser frequently leaves the receipt there, and the next person comes along and leaves it on top of the machine.Gets me thinking about little things with no container.  Those little, nagging things that you stuff in a wallet, a coat pocket, anything… until you find it again a few weeks later.  Receipts, scribbled notes, gum wrappers.  Things with moderate value but no clear system of storage or disposal.  The average wallet has pockets for cash, credit cards, a photo or two and possibly even a checkbook.  But nothing for receipts.  (The average administrative assistant, I imagine, receives a pile of wadded up receipts to process for reimbursement.)In New York, I remember staring down at the floor at all the discarded Metro cards.  Why are they there and not the rubbish bin?  Trash of other varieties generally makes it into the trash cans.  But Metro card are those little things — they seem to have value; it seems like they could be reused –, but they don’t quite belong anywhere, do they?. Bookmark the .

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Parking ticket receipts discarded on top of the parking machine at UCLA.  First comes the ticket, then comes the receipt.  Why the reason for so many discarded cards?  The delay in spitting out the receipt, and the lack of clarity that a receipt is in fact coming after the parking ticket.  The purchaser frequently leaves the receipt there, and the next person comes along and leaves it on top of the machine.

Gets me thinking about little things with no container.  Those little, nagging things that you stuff in a wallet, a coat pocket, anything… until you find it again a few weeks later.  Receipts, scribbled notes, gum wrappers.  Things with moderate value but no clear system of storage or disposal.  The average wallet has pockets for cash, credit cards, a photo or two and possibly even a checkbook.  But nothing for receipts.  (The average administrative assistant, I imagine, receives a pile of wadded up receipts to process for reimbursement.)

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In New York, I remember staring down at the floor at all the discarded Metro cards.  Why are they there and not the rubbish bin?  Trash of other varieties generally makes it into the trash cans.  But Metro card are those little things — they seem to have value; it seems like they could be reused –, but they don’t quite belong anywhere, do they?

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