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I am $0.01 richer.

October 3rd, 2005 at 03:44 pm

Today I found a shiny new penny in the school parking lot. It's a rare find considering how many people complain about being broke and unable to afford tuition lol. When I got to class, my wise beyond his years English professor asked me why I was smiling and I told him about the penny. He looked at me quizzically and told me how I didn't look like the 'pinching type'. I informed him that in addition to the penny, I've found approximately 27 dollars around campus since January. This caught the ears of a few classmates and one asked why I haven't reported it to which I replied:
"It's not like you guys want it. You throw it around campus and the lawns. I simply pick it up."
I was referring to the abundance of recyclable cans I find all over the place. I have a bag in my car complete with gloves and I go to town around campus when I get the chance. It spruces up the campus AND gives me some additional cans to cash in at the end of the month. There's no shame in it... most people go out of their way to ignore the cans but when I see a can on the floor, I think to myself "Oooh.. I found a nickel!"

So in short.. I laugh all the way to the bank Smile


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5 Responses to “I am $0.01 richer.”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Good for you!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Way to go!

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Do all recycling centers offer $.05, or is it a state thing? :-) I like it!

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Actually in Maine (and I think Hawaii) it's 10 cents.. but I can hardly justify moving there for now LOL!

  5. empty spaces Says:

    we recycle the cans in my office too. after nearly 3 years we had enough to buy lunch for the team!
    that was quite a while getting there but we had a lot of fun every friday stomping them to put more in the huge plastic bin where we collected them.
    [thats really team building!]

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