Tweet: Jerry just found another penny outside the donut
No Donut Left Behind
can't think of a better sight than this ...
a warm box of fresh donuts waiting for us when we get to work in the
Today's donuts were from Donut Happy on College Oaks
in Sacramento and they went fast . We added a dozen Bagels for the
health-conscious among us.
We're bringing more donuts when the pennypickerupper
jar gets full again!
Get 'em while they're hot!
The Donut Fund
Our Donut Rating system is live. Donuts we buy with the
PennyPickerUpper Donut Donations will be rated by the NMR Institute staff.
Our latest donut buy was at Donut Fair in Sacramento. Warm, moist, and the
bear claw I had was huge and filled with still-warm apple filling. Another
great reason to get to work early! We'll buy more of these!
The NMR Institute is
filling the Donut Fund with our pennies again. I took the photo at
right before I brought the pennies home to count.
As you can see, Mr.
Mallow is keeping busy at
National Marshmallow Roasters Institute!
He found the clear milk jug, shown in the picture at right, at a
thrift store across the street from the Institute for 100 pennies! GO
Put a small sign or
sticky note on your penny container saying something like:
(NMR Institute Penny Level Updated
Mmmmmm ... Donuts
served on 9/10/2008, 12/4/2008, 3/12/2009, 6/2/2009, 8/24/2009,
9/21/2009, 9/28/2009, and 3/9/2010!
And we're on our way to filling it with found and spare change again!
with a few pennies you've recently picked up somewhere, and watch
the pile grow. When you get enough, cash them in, and
bring in donuts (or bagels) for everyone at the shop
Jerry Grinstead (Aka,
President, National Marshmallow Roasters Institute
President, MarbleFree.com (a Free 12-step program for people who've
lost their marbles)
Where can you watch people pick up (or
not pick up) pennies?
The best place we've found
to place pennies is at the mall. Find one of those UN-comfy chairs (Do they
have to make them so hard?) that allows
you to observe the shoppers. Either you or a child or grandchild can
wander into the walking area and drop a penny. Settle into the chair and
watch all of the people. You'll find people:
who are completely oblivious
to the fact there is a penny on the ground. (the run-of-the-mill penny
who see the penny, but
disregard it, giving it nary a thought. (the classic penny snubber)
who see the penny, hesitate,
and then keep going. (the former penny picker-upper, now a penny snubber)
who see the penny, and
casually pick it up and keep going. (the run-of-the-mill penny
who see the penny, and get
excited and happy that they found it. (the classic penny picker-upper)
who see the penny, pick it
up and look around for the person that dropped
they feel a bit guilty, and it would be almost like stealing to keep
it, oh my! (the victimized penny picker-upper) (Needs
who see the penny,
hesitate, walk on a bit, walk back, and pick up the penny cursing to
themselves because they MUST pick it up. They are wonted to it. (Our favorite
type of penny
picker-upper to watch!)
who see the penny, pick
it up, and throw it in the nearest trash can .. oh my! (a real sicko
... pack up the kids and leave the mall right now ... do not look back
... no more penny picker-upper-watching today!