When I was very young, I took three letter words like this very seriously.

Today I still take them and other three letter things as they are.


back when I was young I was taught that you could write an iou, sometimes known as a check on any type of paper, papyrus, banana peel.

It only had to have certain identifying elements, an amount, a date, and a signature.

Today it is no different, and still much of the same.

I would have taken his Gum if he stuck it on a piece of paper and signed it.