Picking up stray change isn't what it used to be....
May 27, 2008 11:58pm CST
It used to be that I could walk through parking lots (highschools, grocery stores, etc.) and find change all the time. I would visit the highschool after hours and while walking my dog, I would look for change on the ground. I think that times are getting so rough that people pickup the change they drop rather than just leaving it. I never pass up change since it all adds up and helps with the skinny times. Do you collect change off the ground?
28 May 08
Change? Good grief thats nothing! (just kidding) I picked up paper money once. It was folded into four and a couple of bills too! It was quite a lot as well. With the currency conversion I'd say the total was like $25. Another time I did pick up a Hfl 5,-- coin. That's like $2 and was the highest coin we had and was quite a lot of money. I was with some friends and gave it to the person whom we'd been visiting as a show of appreciation. I do agree though that lately I've not seen many coins on the ground. I guess there are more people that are paying more attention and getting there before I do!
28 May 08
I would say you are lucky to be able to pick change off the ground. For me, I used to pick them if I see any but not anymore. I now leave the coins as it is. I choose to believe what's not mine is not mine and can never be mine, I shall not pick it. I do not want to be paying more for what I picked.