Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Found Money... and a Seat on the Subway!

This is the weirdest way I've ever picked up change: the other day, I got on a crowded subway car. I saw one empty seat but quickly realized it was being shunned because someone had spilled coffee on it. Then I saw another empty seat-- that one was being shunned too, apparently for no other reason than that someone had left 4 pennies on it! In the split second it took me to snag the seat, my brain somehow decided that I should just sit on the money rather than picking it up first! But at the end of my ride, I remembered to grab them out from under me.

I guess you could call that a bum deal...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Way to pinch your pennies :)

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Optioned Unarmed said...

You should have left the pennies there to save your seat for the next day... Just kidding. Unbelievable that people won't sit down because they are afraid of four stray pennies.

Jeremy said...

way'd to use your assets.

Anonymous said...

Penny wise and pound(s) foolish

Anonymous said...

The pennys are only an object to people that see the seat, and they do not know how to react, sit on the pennies,swipe pennies on the floor, pocket pennies than seat. All these options are under the scruteny of assuming everyone on the subway will be judging what you decide. Hence the empty seat because most people are mentally weak and can't handle such a simple obsticle.

I hope you only picked up the pennies that lay heads-up :)

Junior said...

Hey those were my pennies!!!!!!

Barb Dwyer (bad pun) said...

If it had been 4 dollars instead of 4 pennies, you would have stood all the way to work.