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    Former MSE Lawrence
    'Would you bend to pick up a penny?' poll discussion
    • #1
    • 21st Dec 09, 9:45 AM
    'Would you bend to pick up a penny?' poll discussion 21st Dec 09 at 9:45 AM
    Poll ran 21-30 Dec 2009:

    Would you bend to pick up a penny?


    You’re walking down an empty street, and you see a coin on the floor a few yards away, slightly out of your path.

    How much would it have to be for you to step across and pocket it?

    There’s no 1p option to exclude ‘a penny for luck’.

    A. 2p - 34% (8473 votes)
    B. 5p - 8% (1955 votes)
    C. 10p - 11% (2844 votes)
    D. 20p - 11% (2813 votes)
    E. 50p - 16% (4130 votes)
    F. £1 - 10% (2482 votes)
    G. £2 - 2% (422 votes)
    H. Even £2 isn’t worth it - 1% (165 votes)
    I. It’s not my money, I wouldn’t pick it up - 3% (648 votes)
    J. I’d pocket whatever it is and give it to charity. - 5% (1199 votes)

    Voting has now closed, but you can still click 'post reply' to discuss below. Thanks

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    Last edited by Former MSE Lawrence; 30-12-2009 at 12:18 PM.
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    • adouglasmhor
    • By adouglasmhor 21st Dec 09, 9:48 AM
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    • 21st Dec 09, 9:48 AM
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    • 21st Dec 09, 9:48 AM
    Linky goes to last weeks poll for me?????
    • Stinkybell
    • By Stinkybell 21st Dec 09, 1:11 PM
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    • 21st Dec 09, 1:11 PM
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    • 21st Dec 09, 1:11 PM
    why would anybody (who is able!) not bend? Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves...
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    • Tombo
    • By Tombo 21st Dec 09, 1:41 PM
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    • 21st Dec 09, 1:41 PM
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    • 21st Dec 09, 1:41 PM
    I would definitely get the 2p. I need the money so I would definitely grab it.
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  • Sian the Green
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    • 21st Dec 09, 1:44 PM
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    • 21st Dec 09, 1:44 PM
    Best place to find money IMO is by a bar of a pub or club!
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    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 21st Dec 09, 1:53 PM
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    • 21st Dec 09, 1:53 PM
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    • 21st Dec 09, 1:53 PM
    Back seat of a taxi for me, can be worth more than the fare.
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
  • Rob Marx
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    • 21st Dec 09, 4:32 PM
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    • 21st Dec 09, 4:32 PM
    i drop pennies on the floor on purpose so i can laugh at the poor people who pick them up
    • Smiley_Mum
    • By Smiley_Mum 21st Dec 09, 5:25 PM
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    • 21st Dec 09, 5:25 PM
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    • 21st Dec 09, 5:25 PM
    I find money all the time. Collected around £20 in change etc within 3 months. Half to charity, and split the rest between my two kids. Since I emptied the caddy I put the change in, about the beginning of December got about £6 in it already, majority of it £1 coins too.

    Currently stands at £9.08 since start of December this year.
    Last edited by Smiley_Mum; 27-12-2009 at 7:38 PM.
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    • travellingbum
    • By travellingbum 21st Dec 09, 6:55 PM
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    • 21st Dec 09, 6:55 PM
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    • 21st Dec 09, 6:55 PM
    Would you bend to pick up a penny?

    I wouldn't notice it under all this snow and ice.
  • Mozette
    I've put 10p - I'd be lucky to see anything smaller, so might miss a 20p!
    • Coveredinbees!!!!
    • By Coveredinbees!!!! 22nd Dec 09, 10:23 AM
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    Coveredinbees!!!!
    2p obviously

    • susiejq
    • By susiejq 22nd Dec 09, 12:23 PM
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    Easy money
    I used to work in a furniture shop and every evening, particularly Saturdays, we used to check the display sofas for loose change that had escaped from customers pockets. It always paid off. Now I work in a College and the students must drop change by the bucket load as I 'm always picking it up in and outside the building.
    It all goes in my piggy bank.

    Nothing is truly lost until your mum can't find it!
  • atwitsend
    Being 34 weeks pregnant, I couldn't bend down to get it even if I wanted to....however my son is like a magpie, and will happily pockets coins he finds lying around :rolleyes:
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  • Alison13
    It would be interesting to see what difference would be made to the results of this poll if it wasn't an empty street.
    • bo drinker
    • By bo drinker 22nd Dec 09, 2:54 PM
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    There is a bloke locally who goes around looking for cash on the ground all the time, he is not destitute lives in a det bungalow doesn't work dresses well etc. I see him more in the summer time he does the rounds a few times a day, his eyes are constantly on the ground. He has a circuit that covers car park meters etc anywhere he can find cash. When he has enough he goes and buys the discounted food at the supermarkets. Fair play to him.
    I came in to this world with nothing and I've still got most of it left. :rolleyes:
    • Jennifer_Jane
    • By Jennifer_Jane 22nd Dec 09, 3:40 PM
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    i drop pennies on the floor on purpose so i can laugh at the poor people who pick them up
    Originally posted by Rob Marx
    Thank you so much, but could you increase it to 5p, please? You'll get more fun out of it and so will the people picking it up!

    Jen
    • Coveredinbees!!!!
    • By Coveredinbees!!!! 22nd Dec 09, 4:28 PM
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    Coveredinbees!!!!
    It would be interesting to see what difference would be made to the results of this poll if it wasn't an empty street.
    Originally posted by Alison13
    still 2p

    • luxor4t
    • By luxor4t 22nd Dec 09, 5:06 PM
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    DH & I found £25+ last year, but 'only' £16odd so far this year.
    • jamespir
    • By jamespir 22nd Dec 09, 5:09 PM
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    i would especially when im skint
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  • Navvie
    I pick up anything from 1p and up.

    In fact, I wish more people were ashamed of picking up coins from the street, there'd be more for me then. :-)
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