The other side of luck

I was at the laundromat, as I often am on a Saturday or Sunday, and as I was reaching into my wallet to grab some quarters for the dryer a penny fell onto the floor. Normally I would probably pick it up but for some reason I figured it was just a penny. I then sat down in a chair nearby to continue reading a magazine. About 10 minutes later a woman walks by and says “oh a penny! I better pick it up for good luck!” I debated saying something but what do you say? “Oh I dropped that penny earlier, no luck there” but every penny anyone finds is just a penny another person dropped.

So as I see it I got to be on the other side of luck or at the very least I brought a tiny flicker of hope to someone’s day by my carelessness of a penny.


  1. J.D.

    February 28, 2006 at 9:38 am

    Pennies are the pain in my existence! LoL But seriously, I hate pennies. I know they eventually add up, but I try to get rid of them every chance I get.

    I have this thing that I do, and I’m sure a few people at my work have noticed now. Whenever I buy some snack or drink out of the vending machine, I’ll grab whatever pennies I have in my pocket, and will shove them in the change return of the machine 🙂 So then the next person to get something from it, will stick their hand in to get their change, if any, and will pull out a handful of pennies! The pennies are their problem now! Or, their found fortune?

    So I truly hate pennies, but I’m also a jokester at work, so I win either way 😀

  2. Robin

    February 28, 2006 at 10:02 am

    Usually pennies are an annoyance, it’s true. It’s funny you brought in more of the dark side of losing pennies 😆

  3. Maureen

    February 28, 2006 at 10:44 am

    Very cool, Robin. Sounds like it would be a fun thing to do with the kids some time, actually. Planting pennies around for people to find for ‘good luck’. I truly believe that all ‘luck’ is really about your attitude and expectations, anyway.

  4. Gemini

    February 28, 2006 at 11:29 am

    😯 Um do you hate me too???


  5. J.D.

    February 28, 2006 at 1:41 pm

    Well, I don’t really know you Penny, so I can’t say that I hate you, but I am sure that:

    1. You will not clutter the pocket on my jeans
    2. I’m sure I couldn’t shove you into the change return of a vending machine 😛

    So, I think we’re good 😀

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