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Loose Change for my New Car Fund

August 3rd, 2017 at 12:22 am

So...I have spent a lot of time in my car this week.
Sitting, parking, driving a little bit, parking again, sitting....yawn. Although my focus needs to be on spot during all this parking and sitting, I am human and at times, find myself drifting off into that awakened coma. I digress.....

This afternoon, just as I pulled into the hotel parking lot, I noticed this shimmering reflection between a section of the blacktop and curb. I parked, got out of the car and walked about three feet down the lot from my car.

Holy mac-a-noly: One nickel and twenty two pennies. $.27 in total. I must admit, stopping along the way to bend over and grab a lonely penny off the sidewalk is one thing, however, kneeling down to snatch a cluster of change in the parking lot did bring out an odd sort of feeling. Embarrassment? Theft? Was anyone looking? Did some little boy or girl drop their "money" and now the big bad man is stealing it?

In any event, I stopped at the front desk and asked the clerk if anyone had mentioned dropping any money or change in the parking lot. Holding the loot in my hand, showing him the find, he looked at me with a slightly cocked head...you know...the same tilt you get from a dog staring intently at you wondering why you look and/or sound so funny.

Realizing I had just thrown this young man into a confused state of morality, I ask that he contact me if anyone inquires. I'd be checking out Friday morning and if nobody takes claim, I'd consider it "finders keepers".

$.27! One of my biggest finds! It'll go into my loose change jar at home and at some point, raise its hand, volunteering to contribute towards my next new car.

2 Responses to “Loose Change for my New Car Fund”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I wouldn't worry about anyone "claiming" lost change. I think a lot of people are so careless with change, they don't even think about it as money. I've picked up $85 worth of change since 2011, when I started counting. I used to feel more funny about it than I do now. But now I feel it's just foolish to walk past it. Someone is going to pick it up, or it's going to molder in the sun and rain.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    I rather doubt if anyone will own up to losing .27, but who cares what people think about your picking it up. That's a great find. Most folks won't be bothered to pick up change. You have a two fold benefit...27 cents richer and little exercise to boot!

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