How We Know We’re Adults
Walking to work today, Liz and I had a moment where we realized our adulthood: finding candy in the street, and resisting the urge to pick it up and eat it.
There was a part of me that rationalized things briefly: it’s still in the wrapper, it looks relatively new, I’m sure it’s fine. But ultimately we did the boring adult thing, and walked away.
In hindsight, I guess the adult thing would have been to pick this up and throw it away properly.
Oh well – the good news is it was gone by the time we got home. Some kid probably picked it up.