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What Kind of Millionaire Will You Be?

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You see a penny on the ground. What do you do?

I pick it up! A penny saved... [ 44 ]  [61.11%]
What penny? [ 17 ]  [23.61%]
I don't stop for less than $100. [ 5 ]  [6.94%]
Donate it to the "Give Pumpi His Own Show" fund. [ 1 ]  [1.39%]
I'm color blind, so..... [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Only if they're new and shiny. [ 3 ]  [4.17%]
Only if they're old and dull. [ 1 ]  [1.39%]
I pick them up and hand them out on Halloween. [ 1 ]  [1.39%]
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Posted: June 10, 2010, 2:37 am - IP Logged

I pick up pennies anywhere I find them. Enough of them eventually add up to real money.

I was at a red light recently, and someone in the car in the next lane rolled down the window and tossed out a handful of pennies.

I think you can tell a lot about a person by the way they manage the lesser coins. People who toss them like that are likely to be the same people who end up broke five years after winning the lottery.

"...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 

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    Posted: June 10, 2010, 3:02 am - IP Logged

    In one of the threads about this kind of thing someone, I think sully16, mentioned if you find a penny heads up to take it home and tape it to your door, it's good luck.

    They also said if you find a penny face down, flip it over to heads and leave it for luck for the next person.

    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

    Lep

    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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      Posted: June 10, 2010, 3:06 am - IP Logged

      If I see a penny... usually just pass it up. Same goes for most change. Actually, I can't even remember the last time I spotted change on the ground.

       

      I do save all change I get from places, though. I cash it all in after a few months and it really does add up. Would never think of just throwing it out the window like you witnessed.

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        Posted: June 10, 2010, 3:33 am - IP Logged

        I have my wife pick up the pennies (She's a lot younger than me).

        As far as what kind of millionaire I'd be?

        Snooty, very snooty.

        I was just thinking about when I was a kid though, one of my brothers whipped a spoon at me and it stuck in the side of my head.

        So I deserve to be a millionaire.


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

        "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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          Posted: June 10, 2010, 6:11 am - IP Logged

          In one of the threads about this kind of thing someone, I think sully16, mentioned if you find a penny heads up to take it home and tape it to your door, it's good luck.

          They also said if you find a penny face down, flip it over to heads and leave it for luck for the next person.

          if the economy gets much worse i'm gonna stop being so picky.

           HyperBe Happy.

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            Posted: June 10, 2010, 6:58 am - IP Logged

            So no one's on board with getting Pumpi a talkshow where he can reveal the world's biggest conspiracies?

            Hmmm....

            "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 

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              Posted: June 10, 2010, 7:51 am - IP Logged

              if the economy gets much worse i'm gonna stop being so picky.

              sully the economy isen't that bad it's all in your head..They are brain washing you..Let it go and spend spend spend..Life is short..$$$$$$$$$...

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                So no one's on board with getting Pumpi a talkshow where he can reveal the world's biggest conspiracies?

                Hmmm....

                no..........

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                  Posted: June 10, 2010, 9:14 am - IP Logged

                  i agree with Nino224

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                    Posted: June 10, 2010, 2:57 pm - IP Logged

                    In 2006 there was a couple in the UK that picked up 32 million in loose change mainly pennies and that came to grand total of £321,860.13, so a penny picked is a penny gained

                     

                    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-425281/All-change---collected-32-million-pennies.html

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                      Posted: June 10, 2010, 4:00 pm - IP Logged

                      as a metal detectorist, im glad 1c and 2c coins are long discontinued here in aust. sure we still get a lot of 5c and 10c peices. but once we found a $2 beach! yeah we have 1 and $2 coins here and we found 30 $2 in 1 day.

                       

                      best jewelry we ever found was a silver  necklace charm.  but no i dont pick up pennies. even now.

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                        Posted: June 10, 2010, 6:54 pm - IP Logged

                        I don't usually pick up pennies off the ground. But I also don't go tossing them out. I have a large jar that I put them in.

                        "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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                          Posted: June 10, 2010, 10:20 pm - IP Logged

                          if the economy gets much worse i'm gonna stop being so picky.

                          Sully, I don't have to pick them up, Because my crazy husband is always picking up pennies every where!I mean every where! He saves them.

                          Once we where at the Subway waiting for the "D" train and some pennies  about 8 of them where on the train-tracks and he jumped down to pick them all up! 

                          Sully, I slowly walked away from him and pretended I did not know the man!! Then he comes to the magazine stan where I wandered over, I looked at him and he goes..."What???!!"

                          forget what "they" say about youWhat you say about you?...

                          Now, does it count??

                           

                           

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                            Sully, I don't have to pick them up, Because my crazy husband is always picking up pennies every where!I mean every where! He saves them.

                            Once we where at the Subway waiting for the "D" train and some pennies  about 8 of them where on the train-tracks and he jumped down to pick them all up! 

                            Sully, I slowly walked away from him and pretended I did not know the man!! Then he comes to the magazine stan where I wandered over, I looked at him and he goes..."What???!!"

                            LOL.  Tell yourself everything happens for a reason.

                             HyperBe Happy.

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                              Posted: June 11, 2010, 12:12 am - IP Logged

                              LOL.  Tell yourself everything happens for a reason.

                              Yes. sull, it has to be...lol he does have 2 big great bear water Jug full with them, he said he is not going to spend them because copper is going up!!!LOL... yes... he is going to get rich...when copper goes up to $300 dollars and oz... I have to listen to this...very often!

                              forget what "they" say about youWhat you say about you?...

                              Now, does it count??

                               

                               

                              *Jr$ina