Tired of being interrupted, or your kids (particularly your first-born) trying to finish your sentences? Sick of your ‘private’ phone conversations constantly being interrupted by an uninvited third party? It is definitely a pet peeve of mine… Here’s the solution:
It doesn’t matter what color, or whether it’s plastic or glass…whatever will hold those glorious coins that symbolize the power of patience. (I know you see pennies in there, but it’s only because I also use it as my spare change drop site.)
When ANYONE in my house (including children, family, or very close friends) interrupts a conversation, 50 cents goes in the jar. We went out and rented a movie the first week the interruption jar was in business! It really works! Admittedly, I’ve had to contribute to the jar a few times, myself. Oh well, no one’s perfect!