If you found 5 cents on the ground??????

@chileman (969)
Australia
October 4, 2006 6:17pm CST
Or any coin, what do you do, do you pick it up and put it in your pocket or do you walk on by as it's practically nothing? Do you feel embarrassed if someone sees you? Personally, I pick up anything I see, if someone is about to step on it, I'll knock them out of the way to get it It all adds up in the end :)
28 responses
• United States
10 Dec 06
If it was heads up, I would pick it up. I'm a little superstitious. I wouldn't feel embarassed about picking it up. Money is money, to me at least.
@chileman (969)
• Australia
21 Dec 06
Good to see that most here wouldn't be ashamed to pick it up, I see some of these shows about people in Africa or India dying of hunger and yet we walk over something that could probably feed them a small meal!
@kyliepops (269)
• Australia
14 Nov 06
I pick it up!! Why leave it there for someone else to pick up?? then i can go get 5cents mixed lollies!! lol
@firelight (1858)
• Australia
14 Nov 06
Hi kylie and welcome, good to see another aussie here :D
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
22 Dec 06
I would have no problem or embarrasement picking up any coin and have done so in the past! And there has been times when that "little" coin has come in quite handy when you don't quite have enough to pay for something and there it is at the bottom of your bag! lol
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
21 Dec 06
Phew, glad it's not only me who does this! Yep, I'll pick it up every time, as my grandad always used to tell me as a boy look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves. All those coins mount up and I have ways of picking it up without attracting too much attention, like placing my shoe on the coin and bending down to do my shoe lace up for example, very devious he he he!
@hsvgrl86 (194)
• Australia
21 Dec 06
well if i saw the person drop the money i would be honest and giv it to them but if i didn't see anyone drop it i would pick it up but only if it was worth while like something above $2 or if it was a rare coin.
@rainbow (6763)
27 Nov 06
I pick it up for my kids money box. See a penny - pick it up All day long - you'll have good luck or at least a penny more than you would've had.
@fbb198 (1322)
• India
27 Nov 06
i won't bend my back for this amount.
@Zabeen (669)
27 Nov 06
I wont pick that.
@ezzrssi (11195)
• Italy
27 Nov 06
wow
@rosebug23 (1909)
• Australia
27 Nov 06
Sometimes i do and sometimes i don't it really depends where i am and what i am doing no because i am embarrassed but if the street is really busy it is not practical as someone will bump into you or sometimes i am in such a hurry that even to stop to pick up money seems to waste too much time.I know how silly that sounds but do you know what i mean
@Pici0274 (557)
• United States
14 Nov 06
I would pick it up even if it is a penny. Don't care who is watching. I found a ten dollar bill one time.
@Fragile (361)
• Philippines
14 Nov 06
I would still get it because 5 cents per day would make would give you big money in the future... =)
@sunita64 (6473)
• India
14 Nov 06
When i was a child i used to get money lying on road or park then i used to ask mom what to do with it, she always told me to give it to a begger, so till date I do the same.
@tjmoola (1861)
• United States
14 Nov 06
Heck yes I would pick it up...
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
14 Nov 06
Desperate times, lead to desperate measures, of course I would pick it up, no matter how small. lol
@firelight (1858)
• Australia
14 Nov 06
I pick it up... only because of the silly superstition that is bad luck not to!! LOL
• Australia
14 Nov 06
I pick them up. Unless they are slimy etc then the just stay where they are
• United States
14 Nov 06
I pick it up, whether it is a half dollar coin or a penny, and couldn't give a fig if someone thinks it is weird. Two years ago, I paid for a 4 day weekend at a beach condo with found money.
@ebnong (411)
• Malaysia
14 Nov 06
I will not pick it up
• United States
14 Nov 06
I would pick up any coin I found, why not?