Sunday, January 16, 2011

Found Money

I'm stealing this title from my sister-in-law's blog Life From A Slightly Skewed Perspective 
You should read Mary's blog first.   It reminded me of something I did a few years ago and I probably shouldn't admit it.  Maybe Laura O. will remember this.  I was in the middle of rehabbing our house and looking for tile for our bathroom.  We went to a tile place I'd never been to.  When we got out of our car in the parking lot and were headed toward the store I saw a penny on the ground.  I picked it up.  I'm not too proud to pick up a penny. 

"Oh, wait, there's another, and another".  I continued to pick up pennies all over the parking lot.  I know a lot of people think pennies are worthless but it's hard for me to ignore change on the ground.  And Mary, I don't care either if they're heads up or tails.  I have no idea how many I picked up and I don't know if Laura just just stood back and observed this crazy woman or assisted in the penny pickup. 

With heavy pockets I entered the store and did my browsing.  On the way out I told the proprietor about how I found all these pennies and he said, "oh, we put them out there because we get a group of handicapped children who come here and they get so excited when they find the pennies".  Uhhhhhhhhhhhh, I hope I turned all shades of red and I KNOW I felt about the size of a penny but, to be honest, I can't remember if I threw all the pennies back in the parking lot on my way back to the car.

Please, Laura, tell me I did.


  1. That is funny on so many levels!

  2. Maybe the proprietor was teasing you. Did you drive around the block to see if he was picking them up after you spread them back around (which I'm sure you did)?

  3. mary pannabecker steinerJanuary 17, 2011 at 9:18 PM

    Well dang. I hope you kept them. It was found money, after all. I'm so materialistic.

  4. I am truly LOL-ing. Can you say LOL-ing? Anyway, you had just as much fun as those handi-capped kids did I am sure!

    XO LO

  5. This continues to crack me up....I'll never look at a penny on the ground, without thinking of this story!