I've even observed, or gotten caught up in, bizarre games of one-ups-man-ship about fines.
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"I have, like, six dollars in fines right now."
"Six? That's nothing! I've got $22 in fines, and four books I just can't find."
I started this calendar year with a resolution not to incur ANY fines. I held out for a few months, but like most people, my resolutions usually don't last all that long.
I've probably paid $15-20 in fines over the last calendar year. I console myself: well, I'm making a small contribution to the library with my fine money. That's not such a bad thing, right?