If I can find four pennies before noon, times can't be that bad. I found two on Broadway near 8th Street - one by a fruit seller and the other in front of Duane Reade. A woman watched me pick up the second one and blurted out the old saw, "Find a penny and pick it up - all day you'll have good luck." I felt like saying, "Lady, I'm lucky all day *every* day," because that's just how I feel. Instead, I told her that was my second one that day so she told me I'd be extra lucky today. She was right - I found four more pennies.
I found one on 5th Ave near 16th Street where people looked at me funny for picking it up. And the next in Union Square on the north side between McDonalds and the subway entrance.
And in the evening I found a pair of pennies hanging out on a sidewalk ramp toward a crosswalk on University at 11th Street.
Total haul today = .06
TOTAL to date = $11.25
4 years ago