This morning I bought a cup of coffee from a small chain restaurant in exchange for using their bathroom.
I gave away the coffee.
Is $2 a fair exchange rate for bathroom access?
In a strictly accounting sense, probably not.
But would I rather trade $2 for peace of mind and not having to go back home to change clothes?
Would I use $2 as a goodwill proxy to encourage small chain restaurants to have public restrooms?
It’s time to add a $5 bill to my poop kit.
Gotta pay that poop tax.