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Monday, June 13, 2011

QUESTION OF THE WEEK 6-13-11


How far out of your way will you go to pick up a penny?
(Will you rescue a penny from the dust pan or from the vacuum? Will you stoop over to pick up a penny from the street? How much effort would you exert to retrieve a single penny and must it be heads up if you do? How often have you simply skipped a chance to pick up a penny or even a nickel, a dime or a quarter? How's this question for a change?)

15 comments:

  1. I pick up ALL money I see, even if it is heads down!!

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  2. My mother always said it was lucky to pick up a penny and I never heard about the head things up for years and years...so I'll pick up a penny and tuck it in my pocket when I see one. I always feel like it's a little luck tucked in my pocket.

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  3. Almost always pick them up unless it is really really gross. Heads up I keep it, tails up I give it away.

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  4. I would pick it up if I am able...

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  5. kenju -- If someone told you that you missed picking up a penny a block back, would you go back for it?

    Talon -- I did not know the "Heads up" thing until a few years ago. I simply pick up pennies because if I passed on by I can hear my father's reprimand "A penny saved is a penny earned".

    qandlequeen -- Does that mean you give someone else your bad luck? LOL

    Changes in the wind -- My back aches just to think about stooping over to pick up anything!

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  6. I pick them up when they are heads up. If they are tails up, I'll turn them over so they'll be lucky for someone else.

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  7. I only pick them up if they are heads up. Tails up is bad luck. I also check the dates to see if they have any significance to my life. Nickels, dimes, quarters....I pick them all up not matter heads or tails.

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  8. Nope I wouldn't pick them up. :D

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  9. Every time that I see a penny on the ground I feel that it is a message from my dad....so, I immediately pick it up, smile and stash it away with the others.
    : )

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  10. I pick them up because I think it's lucky. But I wouldn't go after anything in a vacuum cleaner. Dust is the enemy!

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  11. In my own house I would but in the street - you don''t know where it's been:)

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  12. Not living in the US I rarely see pennies on the street. If I saw one I would pick it up as a reminder of home!!

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  13. I pick up all money and teach my grandson to do the same!

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  14. Dustpan ok, vac bag no thanks! It's all how much work is it-

    Still haven't spent a day with the folks downstairs dirty beer bottles to get the deposits back, cause at work in 10 minutes I can get the same $$ as a day of doing that! (Must wash them, n drive to redemption center, n not sleep!)

    I do the same superstitious thing as Lynn!

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  15. Lynn – Neat idea to turn the tails-up penny over for the next person to find.

    Bonnie – I usually pick them all up unless I’m in a terrible hurry.

    LL Cool Joe – Is that because you are a germ-a-phobe?

    Grammie – I too feel like finding a penny is a message from my dad.

    Riot Kitty – Come on Michelle, a little dust never hurt anybody:)I always carry hand sanitizer anyway.

    Pat – We really don’t know where any of our money has been when it comes into our possession do we?

    Alida – Thank you for stopping by my blog. Now I can’t wait to go and visit yours and see where you are from.

    Chatty Crone – It is important to teach our grandchildren that putting a little effort into gathering lost change can become a large step toward saving.

    Snaggle Tooth – If I am forced to pass a penny by, my conscience bothers me so much. However I too will leave one in the vacuum bag it it gets past me and lie to myself that I never saw it. I’m thinking I might adopt Lynn’s plan also.

    DID YOU KNOW:
    The cost of producing a penny today is 1.79 cents. The penny is officially called a one cent piece and we started calling it a penny coming from the pence in Britain.

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