Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Ms. Goodcents

I've never passed a coin on the sidewalk and NOT picked it up. Regardless of the denomination - it's FOUND money. I wouldn't say that I constantly scan the ground for dropped change, but I certainly keep an eye out for it. Pennies are my most common find, but you can bet your sweet money penny that I'll pick it up and deposit it in my coin bank. Finding a nickle or a dime can brighten up my entire day and don't even get me started on how awesome finding a quarter is!!!

The time in the dirty snow
Jennie and I walked across the street to QuickTrip and there, in a puddle of mostly melted, dirty, slushy snow was a penny!

The time is wasn't
It was really just a flattened bottle cap.

The time outside of work
A dime, a nickle and two pennies! Cha-ching!

The time in Amanda's car
I found a few pennies on her seat and she said "keep 'em, I don't use pennies" and keep them I did.

The time it was stuck to the sidewalk
I found a quarter outside of my apartment building a few summers ago and it was IN the cement. I chiseled that sonofabitch out of the concrete with my metal nail file. There is still a hunk of cement on it... so... using it in a vending machine or for laundry is out of the question;

and quite honestly, I'm not sure if it's acceptable as currency.

The time at the vending machine
Someone didn't take all their change. Finders Keepers.

The OTHER time it wasn't
Effing bottle caps.

The time at the gym
A shiny dime right by my eliptical!

And the most recent time...

The time in the Aldi's parking lot
Someone had left a shopping cart in the parking lot, which meant they forfeited their quarter deposit! SWOOPS!!!


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MerciBlahBlah said...

Girl, if I had a nickle for every time I found a quarter, I'd have about $1.20. And yes, I totally had to do math to figure that out. I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY.


Word verification today? PHANKER. I think we should start using that to describe people - like, "what a phanker." Now go forth and phank.

Megan Channell said...

heehee...one day I sat out in front of Broadway Cafe with a friend and watched people try to pick up a quarter that someone had glued to the ground...now THAT was some funny stuff. I didn't glue it...but I reaped the rewards of the person that did!
...It was before I knew you...hmmm, I wonder if you were one of those people? ;)