Penny Haterz

Why is it that every time I bend down to pick up a penny I get crap from my roommates? They say I look tacky picking up stuff off of the ground or whatever. For me pennies add up-they are still considered to be currency, i.e. pennies=money and money=good.

I'm not destitute, I live a very comfortable suburban life, however, I am still going to pick up every frellin' penny I see. Needless to say, the people who give me crap about this do not even have a dollar to their name much less a friggin' penny. Leave me be penny haters!

Here's an example of a successful penny picker-upper, the dude has $13,084.59 in pennies: Penny Jackpot Dude

oh ya, According to Coinstar, there's more than $10.5 billion in loose change sitting idle in American homes.



wee scream vintage said...
July 24, 2008 at 3:03 PM

ya, i just cashed in a ton and make 25 bucks...they had been in my house since the 80s. ITS ABOUT TIME

Lily said...
July 25, 2008 at 9:02 PM

Exactly, money's money. We financed part of a vacation with the two gallon jugs of pennies my father had stored up for my daughters. Between those and the pretzel barrel of mixed coins my husband had, it was well over $800.

BlossomingTree said...
July 26, 2008 at 7:17 PM

I pick them up too. Shoot, they add up.

FabricsNQuilts said...
July 28, 2008 at 1:06 PM

Good for you! I used to roll pennies for gas money "back in the day", but gas was a WHOLE lot cheaper back then.

See a penny pick it up, all the day you'll have good luck!

Elena said...
July 31, 2008 at 9:00 PM

I'm with you! Money is money! It all adds up :)

Jewelicide said...
August 1, 2008 at 8:45 PM

Lily, that's awesome!

w said...
September 3, 2008 at 7:43 PM

i love pennies.
they don't look like the other coins.

Anonymous said...
September 25, 2008 at 5:27 AM

I'm a penny picker upper too... we put them in my daughter's piggy bank, and I'm not kidding, that thing gets mad full super fast!