. How important is character to me personally? – Soon after moving to Pulaski my
children, Josh and Britney were eight and six. We walked out of Bi-Lo one day
and when I put my quarter into a coke machine out came not one but two cokes.
I told Josh and Britney to go on to the car where their mom was waiting and I took the extra coke back into the store. When I came back out to the car the first thing I heard as I opened the door was Britney telling Josh, “I told you he would
take it back.” I have thought about that comment many times since. For twenty-
five cents I could have lost credibility with the two people I need it the most with.