Over the last 18 months or so, I have managed to pick up over £80 in coins just lying on the ground. I know people do lose a bit of shrapnel now and again, but to me, this is a deliberate act of just throwing good money away. More money than sense or what?
It´s called the Carlsberg effect.
£80? Wouldn't happen in Whitechapel. Tell me, Ricky, how many lampposts have you walked into whilst scourng the pavement for loose change?
Found a 5 Euro note in one of the Paris Metro tunnels yesterday.
I used to be involved in the taxi industry and the cabs are a great source of lost/missing coins and a few other goodies too. I used to work Saturday nights on the vomit shift and my kids would steal my keys and go coin hunting while I was asleep. Did quite well for themselves - lol
why Claus? I did just think people had to much money.
Are you swimming in the Trevi fountain, Ricky? PJ
Ooooo yes the Trevi - LOL There are even Trevi police to make sure no one goes 'swimming' - LOL
Ricky, are you in Rome? We are heading there in a few hours via EasyJet from Paris.
You are a lucky finder...usually I find just one cent coins ...and you dont find many of them nowadays
I saw one guy walk out of the store and toss his change. It was beyond me to understand this mentality.
I think it's all relative. Few of us miss a few pennies, so if we lose one , it's no big deal, but if 100 people do this, and you pick them all up , you now have a dollar.
"but if 100 people do this, and you pick them all up , you now have a dollar." And a sore back!
When i was a kid i would sometimes spend an afternoon standing outside the grocery store at the campsite across the road and pick up small change that people threw away. I would almost always end up with enough money for candy if i sttod there for two hours.
No, I have not managed to walk into a lampost yet :o) I don't need to look for the money, it is all over the place, mostly small coins but every now and again a little bit if silver is to be found. You're right about the sore back, I'm too bloody old for all of this bending down but I can't resist :o))
I found a 5 cent coin today while travelling. PJ
I can't remember the last time I found a coin. I'm normally too busy looking up. "Look up." - Rangoon Things to Do Tip by planxty
Oh you must'nt leave it if you see it because of Nannys rhyme "See a penny, pick it up, all day long you'll have good luck!"
Crikey. You wouldn't find a spare coin around here on the streets. Too many people not working and roaming around if it is dry enough. Mind you, I did see a pile of copper coins left on the pavement by a busker once. He was only interested in the silver.