Over the last week or two, I’ve been noticing a surprising amount of pennies on the streets of DC. They lie on the cold pavement, waiting for some DCer to take .4 seconds out of their day to bend down, pick them up and put them to use.
While I agree pennies can be annoyingly heavy, and have a habit of multiply like bunnies in your pocket, WE ARE IN A RECESSION PEOPLE! Is carrying around that one penny really that hard?
If you can tolerate carrying, OMG say just 5 pennies, you can buy a piece of Bazooka Joe gum, read the accompanying comic, and laugh your winter recession blues away. Or if you hang on to 25 pennies, you can upgrade to a pack of Juicy Fruit. And for hoarding 100 pennies, you can get a McChicken sandwich from McDonald’s.
So save let’s try to save the pennies and reap the rewards.