MSE Poll: Would you bend down to pick up a penny?

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Poll started 2 October 2018
These days, when many refuse to pick up coppers from the ground, how much would it have to be for you to bend down and pick up money lying around?

Choose the option that’s closest to what you’d do:
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  • Owain_Moneysaver
    Owain_Moneysaver Forumite Posts: 11,341
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    I assume the marked drop in people aged 65+ who would pick up a penny is because they can't bend down any more?
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  • robin58
    robin58 Forumite Posts: 2,802 Forumite
    I assume the marked drop in people aged 65+ who would pick up a penny is because they can't bend down any more?

    We all get there sooner or later. ;)
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  • worried_jim
    worried_jim Posts: 11,631
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    When I was at high school in the 80's classmates would roll a few coppers across the playground and anyone spotted picking them up got duffed up. Great times!
  • tallutd
    tallutd Forumite Posts: 3
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    We were always told it was Lucky to find a penny and pick it up, "all day long you will have good luck!"

    So I always pick up a penny :-)
  • Wizard_of_Id
    Wizard_of_Id Posts: 5,512 Forumite
    I once bent down to pick up a penny I'd seen shinning up at me and when bent down to get it I saw a £20 note less than a metre away so YES, I will always bend down for a penny :D
  • [Deleted User]
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    edited 3 October 2018 at 8:34AM

    If people really aren't bothered about coppers, I'm happy to provide bank details where you can send them, to make sure that your balances are nicely rounded down ;)

    It'll be far more aesthetically pleasing to your eyes, and will help this ascetic no end!
  • ziggycj
    ziggycj Forumite Posts: 306
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    If no one is watching, I'll pick it up. You see loads of people just walk past like they're rubbish so you feel judged like you were picking up rubbish.
  • Wizard_of_Id
    Wizard_of_Id Posts: 5,512 Forumite
    Found a 10p coin this morning (in the dark) :D
  • Sheilah_Roberts
    Sheilah_Roberts Forumite Posts: 1 Newbie
    I deposited £3. into my bank account last week. Not much I hear you say but every penny was picked up
    when out walking. Every penny counts!
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