Penny Wise - frequently asked questions
Should I, or should I not pick up a penny that is Tails-Up?
We get this question often. One co-worker at the National Marshmallow Roasters Institute insists you'll only receive good luck if you pick up a penny that is Heads-Up. Other Institute staffers are now asking if this is true. I can see we have some training yet to accomplish in 2009.
Answer: By all means, do pick up all pennies, whether Heads-Up or Tails-Up. It has been scientifically proven by NMR Institute researchers that people who ignore Tails-Up pennies are only half as lucky as people who pick up all pennies. And, they are ever so slightly less wealthy than the average Penny Picker-Upper.
What is the Value in picking up a penny?
It takes about one second to pick up a
penny when you see it. So what is that per hour?
Still, people ask me, "Jerry, why should I waste my time picking up a penny? It is hardly worth the effort." One person today said, "If I have a few pennies in my hand, I just throw them away. They're just not worth it."
My, my, my...There is so much value in picking up a penny than just an immediate small monetary gain.
Picking up a penny may not make you
What is the value in smelling a rose? What is the value in walking 'around' rather than under a ladder? And, what, for gosh sakes, is the value in roasting a marshmallow, keeping a promise or reading a poem?
It has been proven to us at PennyPickerUpper.com time and time again, that people who pick up pennies are luckier than people who do not pick up pennies. Of course, we don't believe in luck. We simply believe that opportunities present themselves to people who are observant, in-tune with their surroundings, and open to the possibility of happiness in their world. Finding and picking up a penny is a little message to you that you are on the right track in life. It all boils down to the penny picker-upper, 'glass half full', happy people of the world versus the penny snubbing, 'glass half empty', unhappy people of the world.
Who would you rather be? The choice is yours. And it is truly that: a choice. One is not born a penny picker-upper or a penny snubber. It is the epitome of nurture, or learned behavior, over nature. And because it is a choice, penny snubbers can always change. We welcome all penny snubbers here at PennyPickerUpper.com because they are the penny picker-uppers of the future.
Americans for Common Cents
Americans for Common Cents aims to inform and educate policymakers, consumers, and the media about the pennyís economic, cultural, and historical significance. Through coalition building, media outreach, and community partnerships, ACC attempts to ensure that accurate information about the penny is widely disseminated, and that the impact of any changes to the pennyís role in our nationís monetary supply is adequately understood.
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