Saturday, August 17, 2019

It Must Be Those Darn Kids Trying to DePENCE Me!

This was not a good week for penny-picking. I wonder if other Future Pennyillionaires had the same problem. The only logical explanation I can form is that my former life as a teacher is catching up with me, and the current crop of back-to-school students are making me the object of their pranks.

I've been dePENCEd!

Not cool, kids. Not cool. Of course, I could just be making them the scapegoats when in reality it is The Universe dealing out justice. After all, some of these young whippersnappers might not even know what a penny IS. To them, you spend thin air by waving a plastic card. They go from the cradle to the classroom thinking pennies aren't good for anything besides swallowing, or jamming up their nostrils, or throwing across the gym.

I did manage to find ONE SINGLE PENNY on FRIDAY, August 16. Whew! I heard my pennylogical clock ticking.

See it there? Under the Funyuns? Under the overhang of the mis-shelved bag of Cheetos? Don't be fooled into thinking that white thing under the box of Sequin Slap Bracelets is a dime. It's most likely a tear-off seal from a bottle of energy supplement. And that's not another penny up in the left corner. That's a drop of soda.

I'm sure that by now, you recognize the filthy floor of Orb K. My penny was heads-up, a 1976 throwback. That was the year Val was VALEDICTORIAN, you know!

I managed to snap my pictures and pick up my rightful penny without even falling on my face! I've still got it, by cracky!

2019 Running Total
Penny     # 83.
Dime      still at 15.
Nickel    still at 8.
Quarter   still at 4.

Penny  131
Dime  17
Nickel  6
Quarter  1

2017 TOTALS (Started in March, 2017)
Penny  78
Dime   6
Nickel  0
Quarter  0


  1. What a relief to finally find a penny. Although at first glance I thought it was a dime, it's shiny enough.

    1. Yes, I nearly wiped my brow and sighed with relief. All the way to Friday is cutting it kind of close. I'll take them shiny or dull or crusty, any penny is good enough for me!

  2. Yes, the new generation loves those debit cards and will whip them out for the purchase of a mere dollar. Makes me crazy. I am anticipating a price increase to offset the processing fees!

    1. I hate that! They take so much longer than forking over cash. Especially in The Gas Station Chicken Store. Making it an INconvenience store.

  3. I have found nothing these last few weeks, of course I have barely been out of my shop so that could be the reason.

    1. Yes, that would explain your lack of coins. As I type this, it's Monday, and I found THREE today. The kids are back in school, so maybe my theory holds water.