Readers came up with a lot of logical reasons why I folded quads. RedXBranch came the closest to what actually happened.
Notice that I didn't say I was playing hold 'em. In fact, I was playing Omaha Hi-Lo-8 and was dealt: ♠4 ♥4 ♦4 ♣4 which is a useless hand and an easy fold.
Last Saturday, I was playing the same game at the Horseshoe Casino and was deal three aces. That one went into the muck as well -- horrible hand.