Friday, February 6, 2009

Do you pick up pennies?

If you're walking down the sidewalk or heading out the door of a store and you see some loose change, even just a penny, do you bend down to pick it up? Do you feel embarrassed as you pick it up or do you not care? Or are you too embarrassed to be seen picking up one lowly penny?
I can shamelessly say, Yup. I pick up pennies. Every time! Found money is free money, right?
An article in the CNN Living section talks about a family whose hobby is to pick up loose money; they save it in containers and then blog about it. Right now they're up to $1,100 and they say once they get up to $10,000, they're going to donate it to charity. Nice lesson for the kids, huh? I can't even imagine how long it is going to take to get to $10,000 considering it's taken them almost 4 years to get to $1,100! Good for them though!

I remember my ex telling me that when he was younger and his family was shopping at Walmart, people kept kicking around this lump on the floor. He bent down and it was $200 in cash just being kicked around Walmart. Talk about a lucky day, huh?

Anyway, I was just curious to see if anyone else bends down to pick up change. A penny saved is a penny earned, no?


Miss M said...

I don't generally pick up pennies, but anything larger I'll pick up. Mr M found a $5 bill on the sidewalk a few weeks ago, I don't think I've ever found anything larger than a quarter.

hustler said...

I always pick up pennies, but for some reason I get a belly full of shame every time. Why do we feel embarassed to pick up free money?

LL said...

I don't get embarrassed. I found a nickel today at Walgreens and my coworker was bummed she didn't spot it first! LOL.