Keeping your head down can be profitable.

United States
March 17, 2007 9:55pm CST
I have a tendency to always look down when I am walking. I was taught to watch where I am going. I was told to watch my step. As a result, I find a lot of money that other people have dropped. Sometimes it is just coins but occasionally I will find paper money. Whatever I find I put in my change jar and over time it really adds up. Keep your head down....you never know what you will find.
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@Fishmomma (11504)
• United States
18 Mar 07
I agree and found 19 postage stamps and a dollar on my walk earlier. It would be great if every walk had that kind of result. Walking has been profitable for me.
• Singapore
18 Mar 07
Haha, this is a very interesting post. I have always been taught to look up when walking - so that I can lift my head up high, so to speak. And looking down? Hmm... no wonder I haven't found any money for years. *tsk* *tsk*
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• United States
12 May 07
Then does this mean I might possible be richer than Lord Wizzy??? LOL I find money all the time and put it in my water jug. It is getting full. I am going to have to empty it soon and roll all those coins. You know, if you never look down you might miss seeing me because I am short.
• Singapore
12 May 07
Aren't you being too practical? With the wealth you have accumulated, you can afford something better than a water jug! :P
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• United States
12 May 07
It is a Culligan's Water Jug. It is name brand. So la di da! I am sooo stylin' with my name brand water jug. I got it at a yard sale for 50 cents. And what pray tell does my Lord have to store his many coins in? (whispering) probably a no name vault. LOL
@kattghoti (106)
• United States
18 Mar 07
I do the exact same thing. When I still wrote, I wrote two separate pieces that mentioned walking with my head down. One of them was about the interesting things you see in general, and one was about collecting change and how I often find something at least once a week to put into my change jar. The last time I emptied my jar I had over $200 in it. Now I have about $50, and I've also started saving my $1 bills. I decided if I took away the change and the ones, I would not only be squirreling away my money, but I would also keep myself from buying junk from vending machines!
• United States
18 Mar 07
Sounds like you have a very frugal plan going on. I like it. I find a lot of money in parking lots when I am walking from the car to the store door or when I come out of the store and am going to my car. Since I might have a cart, I have learned to watch slightly ahead or to the side as well.
• United States
18 Mar 07
Saves me money and calories : )
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@gsnarayanan (1705)
• India
18 Mar 07
If I find any money on the road, I just spend it for a publc cause. If the money is a large sum, I will try to locate the owner and give him back.
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• India
18 Mar 07
i m with u i'll do the same if i will not find the owner then i will also spend it on public or i will give it to the beggar
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• India
18 Mar 07
Ditto. Add me to the list. As a kid I was taught not to use any money found. First try to find the owner, and if he is not found, put it in a collection box in a temple or give it to a beggar or anything like that.
@lani0529 (1726)
• Philippines
12 May 07
Hello royal!(",) I myself is always looking down when I walk because I wanted to be sure that I'm on the right path and there times when I feel a bit shy to people around me. The sad part is that I can't find any coin. Good for you because you can always find treasures along the way.(",) Great day and God bless!(",)
• United States
12 May 07
I like to find these little treasures. It brings me some joy each time. My friends swear I can actually smell money. They will walk right passed money that I will smell or see.
• United States
19 Mar 07
you are so right yesturday i found $20.00 outside my house even though it was my husbands it was really nice to have found it and before that i catually found 10.00 at the grocery store on the floor, and before that $2.00 at a gas station by the pump, it is so nice to find money, i know in these times no one is throwing money away literally but it seems like it sometimes!!!
• United States
12 May 07
Ok, don't take this wrong but I think I am going to start following you around. I only find coins and an occasional dollar. I want to find big money like you. No, that is not me stalking you. LOL No, really, just following you, not stalking. I will race you to pick the next big bill.
• China
19 Mar 07
Oh,this is the first time to hear about the story like yours.I have never walk keeping my head down.
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• United States
12 May 07
I don't really keep my head down but I do LOOK down a lot and that is why I find so much.
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
19 Mar 07
My mother has always had an uncanny ability to spot dropped coins and such when she is walking. I have been walking with her in a large store and she will suddenly stop and point under some display or somthing. She is amazing. She too puts the found treasure in a special place and when it has accumulated to a nice amount she does something special with it. Amazing, simply amazing. She is espcially good at finding coins in parking lots.
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• United States
12 May 07
Pay close attention to your mom and her habits. Learn how she does it so you can do it too.
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
18 Mar 07
That is true that you can sometimes find money laying around on the ground, especially in my home. LOL I too have found some money laying around but nothing big as of yet, other than at the ATM machine. One place you do not want to keep your head down is when you are crossing the road though, otherwise you will not see the car coming at you.
• United States
12 May 07
At home, I find money in the pockets of the jeans and coats when I am doing the laundry. The house rule is: finders keepers.
@ucl800 (860)
• Greece
18 Mar 07
This can be profitable, that's true. One day I found $100; it was on the carnaval and I was in a square full of people. But, this is an exception, usually I find like 50 cents a week...
• United States
12 May 07
Now 50 cents a week times 52 weeks could add up over the years. If you put that money in a savings account and earn 5% interest on it, it will grow even more. Then you take a little of that and invest it in stocks and you will make even more money.
• Philippines
18 Mar 07
yes..actually you're not the only one who experiences this.i also keep my head down when walking,and yes,i have found money on different occasions,i am really hoping to find a big amount..say $5,000?!lol!!!well i hope our lucky eyes continue to find blessings on the ground!!good luck!
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• United States
12 May 07
I would be thrilled to find $50.00 at a time.
@stella1989 (2274)
• India
18 Mar 07
yeah its true once ..i found a gold plated watch!! it was great .!! but to me it don't feels good to use any thing which do not belongs to me.! well cannot help i ..but in case of money i love it.!!
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• United States
12 May 07
I found at 14 carat gold ring at church when I was a kid and I still have that ring.
@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
18 Mar 07
well now my husband can get off my back..lol. I tend to walk with my head down as well, I am very clumsy and trip a lot so I look down to make sure I am putting my feet in the right places..hehe. I did find an envelope at the grocery store once with over $500 US but I gave it back, I saw a woman looking around frantically, and I walked over and asked what was the matter. She said she had lost an envelope with her rent money inside, I gave it back to her, I just wanted to make sure she was the right person first.
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• United States
18 Mar 07
That was a wonderful good deed you did. I am sure helping that woman made you feel good also.
@lucgeta (925)
• France
12 May 07
Yes, if you keep your head down you can earn a lot, but you must beware of the envy. Many people may think you look inwards to yourself or so they will try to sell you. Keep your head down but watch where you going and pickup the gems you find in the way.
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
19 Mar 07
I try to be alert to everything going on around me. If I keep my head down I may miss the opportunity to wave to someone driving by or to see my dog suddenly across the road, down the street and rapidly disappearing around the corner. Or perhaps I'll spot someone in the distance whom I don't wish to stop and speak with in which instance....THEN I will put my head down so as to appear to be deeply engrossed in whatever is out of others sight. LOL.
@missybal (4492)
• United States
19 Mar 07
Yeah, my husband once found over $1200 in an envelope on the ground in a parking lot. Now we always look on the ground and I do pick up every penny I see. You'd be suprised how it can really add up.
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• China
19 Mar 07
lol... you make me laugh for at least 10 minutes. I like your humourous. yeah life needs this kind of humour. but, to tell you the truth, when I walk, I do not look down on the road, I always look up in the sky. maybe in the future, i can pick up .....
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@Avonlisa (40)
19 Mar 07
My friend and i at school used to go around picking up pennies that people had dropped, it was fashionable back then to throw them away so we used to scoop them all up. As we were only kids we spent them in the tuck shop at break time, but we got bullied like mad for picking them up LOL. I still pick up the odd pennies off the floor is i see them but i wouldn't walk with my nose to the floor looking for them LOL
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@freesoul (3024)
• Egypt
18 Mar 07
I don't particularly keep my head down but sometimes I do find some money in the streets, nothing much and it's rare that it would never accumulate anything useful in savings ..
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• India
18 Mar 07
ya a good thing to observe.but wait a min r u right????? if u believe in god giving u opportunities or fate giving u chances....think again. It is u who invent opportunities for him selfs.......... so don't look down in search of money rather make money by ur self.......am i right????????
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