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picking up pennies

March 25th, 2011 at 03:53 am

Since July 2009, I've been tracking the spare change I've picked up in my travels. I picked up 4 pennies today, and crossed a milestone. I've picked up my 2,000th tracked penny.

And funny, I haven't overheard a snarky comment about picking up coins in a few years. Recession maybe, or that I'll mutter back, "bet you can use 69 bucks."

It all adds up.

4 Responses to “picking up pennies”

  1. Tightwad Kitty Says:

    I don't see that much money on the ground around here.
    I found a 5 cents our lowest coin here last week.

  2. baselle Says:

    yep - I don't whether Seattle people are especially careless, or whether I have a handle on where people drop money and I walk past places where I expect to find a coin or two. Definitely money on the ground is a payment from pedestrians to other pedestrians. Big Grin

  3. Jerry Says:

    We find money here on the ground from time to time, but this city is really old and very dirty, so it kind of leads me to cringe when my daughter picks up coins. Still, I am glad that she (washes and) saves the coins in her little bank, and she saves up for things as well. She recently bought a second-hand bike with her savings, and we were really proud of her. I hope that this helps her to have some insurance of an understanding of money as she grows up!
    Jerry

  4. baselle Says:

    Jerry - I cringe sometimes too, enough to bring along a small bottle of hand sanitizer. Big Grin You know you are rich country when people throw money away.

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