carrying of small coins in the pockets/purses

@yugasini (12686)
Anantapur, India
August 7, 2009 1:42pm CST
hi mylot friends,i have observed that carrying of small coins is shameful to most of the people for small things costs below 10 people are offering 100 or 500 note currecy,it is difficulty to the shop vendor or some auto wala to keep such huge change for that currency,i have one of my friend daily goes outside from the home with different denomination of coins to pay for small things or service,now a days i am following him,what about you
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13 responses
• United States
8 Aug 09
I usually don't spend my coins, I save them until I get back home and then they go into a big jar that I have and it is used for times when I am short on money or if I get enough in my jar I will cash it for bills and use it on vacations or trips. I think each country and people from different countries look at coins differently only because coins in each country hold a different value. Like previous US posters have stated our coins do not really go aver the dollar amount, so you will find more Americans using their coins as a savings. Now I do put my coins in a small change purse, but just to keep until I can get home and put them in my coin jar to spend at a later time
@yugasini (12686)
• Anantapur, India
8 Aug 09
hi jennymarie, thanks for the response,i will also put the remaining coins in the piggy bank and i use whenever i require emergency fund, have a nice day
@yogambal_64 (1017)
• India
8 Aug 09
Yes, I also carry my coins and change in small purses, it is convenient to pay and very handy at times to give to shopkeepers or anyone else, or they exchange it with a candy or a chocolate which you may not require then.
@yugasini (12686)
• Anantapur, India
8 Aug 09
hi yogambal, thanks for the response,it is better that you do not feel ashamed to carry change like good person,have a nice day
@stvasile (7313)
• Romania
7 Aug 09
I also carry change in my wallet, mostly because if the vendors don't have the change, I have to leave them some more money until it reaches a more round sum, or I have to buy something else that I don't really need. And as I don't have much money, neither of these two options is very appealing to me...
@yugasini (12686)
• Anantapur, India
8 Aug 09
hi stvasile, thanks for the response,you are right some times we have purchase some thing else that we do not want really,what to do ,have a nice day
@clorissa123 (4930)
• United States
7 Aug 09
I never carry any coins in my pocket, unless I had some changes from my previous purchase at the store. I intend to carry dollar bills most of the time. That just me.
@yugasini (12686)
• Anantapur, India
8 Aug 09
hi clorissa, thanks for the response,after long time you are in the mylot discussion,what is happened to you,where are you,kindly let me know about you,have a nice day
@Porcospino (16177)
• Denmark
7 Aug 09
Here in Denmark many people use their visa cards all the time. I think it is convenient to use coins if I want to buy small things, but many other people use their cards instead of coins. I usually carry some coins in my bag, because I need coins if I want to use a shopping cart, a public toilet, a parking lot etc. I have never seen it as shameful to carry small coins, and it is my impression that other people from my country don't find it shameful either. It is something that I have never noticed or even thought about.
@yugasini (12686)
• Anantapur, India
8 Aug 09
hi porcospino, thanks for the response,your quite right,some places people will carry small coins for use,have a nice day
@PeacefulWmn9 (10466)
• United States
7 Aug 09
Hi Yugasini. It is not unusual in the US for people, both women and men and even children, to always have coins with them. They are handier than paying always with bigger bills. One can pay the exact amount with both bills and coins. And many of us save our coins for those times between pay checks, and are not ashamed to use them to pay for things. Money is money, and as they say, it all spends the same. Karen
@yugasini (12686)
• Anantapur, India
8 Aug 09
hi karen, thanks for the response,you do not know that even beggars also not willing to carry coins here,every do not want to carry minimum load,have a nice day
@jellymonty (2358)
7 Aug 09
Well here in the UK we have only £1 coin, 50p, 20p 10p 5p 2p and 1p and well they are not used much. Only if you go in Macdonald's for a cheese burger which is £1.29 I believe. I hate coins as they are an inconvenience. I only use coins in vending machines as it's easier to use coins than notes. Mostly I use my card to buy stuff and the odd time I use cash but coins is a no no for me. I keep all the coins in a piggy bank and when it reaches £300 I deposit the coins in the bank.
@yugasini (12686)
• Anantapur, India
8 Aug 09
hi jelly monty, thanks for the response,for some things like vending machines it is convenient to use coins,have a nice day
• United States
7 Aug 09
When I visited Japan, they have coins up to 500 yen (about 5 dollars in U.S. dollars) I am used to using bills for anything over a dollar because that's how it is in the U.S. where I live.
@yugasini (12686)
• Anantapur, India
8 Aug 09
hi animegirl, thanks for the response, have a nice day
• United States
7 Aug 09
Hello. In the U.S., we don't have coins over $1.00 that are used in circulation. You can't buy much with $1.00 except some small candy or gum. We have 1,5,10,20,50,100 dollar bills. Many stores won't take a bill larger than 20 or 50 for small purchases. When you get a $100 bill from the bank, it is hard to break it sometimes, except at a large store.
@yugasini (12686)
• Anantapur, India
8 Aug 09
hi hidden, thanks for the response,sorry i cannot complete spell your name so it is long,some times that will happen,have a nice day
@doggyhouz (548)
• United States
8 Aug 09
To me money is money. I don't mind carrying coins and spending them. There just as good when you need to exchange something with money. I mean to complain about money is just ridiculous. It is going straight to the bank anyways especially if your an owner. It is going to turn into paper anyways at the spending time of the money. So I don't see why I should embarrassed for using coins when paying for things. I collect the change when I spend the bills and I only think it is normal to spend all the change they gave to me in the long period of time. God bless
@sunny68 (1327)
• India
8 Aug 09
here in india it is somewhat necessary to carry coins as sometimes you can get stuck because of lack of change and then you are forced to buy more just to adjust the change. on many occasions the retailers hand over candy instead of change.
• Belgium
8 Aug 09
Even I like to carry small coins in my pocket all the time. I never used to do that but after some time I realized that I have a mountain of them so now I keep some coins always in my pocket.
• Malaysia
8 Aug 09
in Malaysia, we do have coins for 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents and 50 cents. i got a lots of coins in my house, but i seldom use them. it is heavy to carry coins in you pocket.