do you stop to pick up a
February 26, 2007 10:32am CST
Penny? a nickle? what is the lowest denomination you would stop to pick up? I have to admit, I do stop for pennies. "A penny saved is a penny earned." LOL Change like that is put in my children's banks and taken to be deposited into their accounts. They have earned quite a bit this way.
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12 Mar 07
I stop to pick up a nickel but I never pick up a penny. The reason I do this is because I have three children. I see the joy in their faces when they discover a penny laying on the ground and how rich they feel when they put it in their pocket. I remember feeling that way when I was a child too. Whenever I see a penny I think I will be far more blessed if I leave it there so some child can have a "lucky day". A penny does not mean that much to me and it is a small price to pay when I get to see delight in the face of a little kid.
26 Feb 07
It would really depent on where I found it. I would stop to pick up a penny if it were on the ground generally, but I wouldn't bother if it were in mud and really dirty. I wouldn't pick up any kind of coin from the floor of a public toilet (bathroom) either. It would have to be at least a £5 to make me consider it. I used to tell shop staff to keep the change or walk away if it was only a few pennies, but now I always wait and take them to save in a jar. Last year, I saved up about £30 ($42 ish) by doing that.