(Be) Five buck short in the collection plate

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Marcius Sanctus

Senior Member
Why me, Gabriel? It's personal, isn't it? I didn't go to church enough, I didn't pray enough, I was five bucks short in the collection plate? Why?


What is he trying to say in this phrase?
I was five bucks short in the collection plate...

  • JamesM

    Senior Member
    The collection plate is a plate passed around during church services to collect funds to run the church. To be "five bucks short" means, in this context, that he gave less than he should have.

    It seems to be that he is listing reasons why God might be punishing him. Without more context, it's difficult to say if that is an accurate assumption.
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