What would you do if you saw a dime lying on the street?

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  1. Mr_Incognito

    Mr_Incognito Senior member

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    This is a serious question and sometimes it can be quite awkward, so I thought to seek opinions of SF members as to how they react if they see a quarter, dime etc lying on the street.
     


  2. ama

    ama Senior member

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    Keep right on walking.
     


  3. mm84321

    mm84321 Senior member

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    I only bend for Sacagawea.
     


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    changy Senior member

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  5. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    I would bend over to pick up a quarter under these strict conditions:

    1. The quarter is less than three feet away.
    2. The quarter is not dirty, not covered in blood, and not Canadian.
    3. I need a quarter to make a phone call because it must be 1990, the last time a quarter was worth anything.

    I would never pick up a penny, nickel or dime.
     


  6. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    I've seen larger amounts and kept on walking. could be a trap you know- like some hidden camera gag show. [​IMG]
     


  7. Mr_Incognito

    Mr_Incognito Senior member

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    I've seen larger amounts and kept on walking. could be a trap you know- like some hidden camera gag show. [​IMG]

    Must have taken some courage to walk away from larger amounts [​IMG], but I guess if you are already well off there is no point in risking your reputation as can be seen with the well dressed people in the video posted above. But, I also believe the scenario is a bit different with smaller amounts( less than $1). Harvey's suggestions sound practical to me in that case.

    I would bend over to pick up a quarter under these strict conditions:

    1. The quarter is less than three feet away.
    2. The quarter is not dirty, not covered in blood
    , and not Canadian.
    3. I need a quarter to make a phone call because it must be 1990, the last time a quarter was worth anything.

    I would never pick up a penny, nickel or dime.
     


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    imschatz Senior member

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    I would bend over to pick up a quarter under these strict conditions: 1. The quarter is less than three feet away. 2. The quarter is not dirty, not covered in blood, and not Canadian. 3. I need a quarter to make a phone call because it must be 1990, the last time a quarter was worth anything. I would never pick up a penny, nickel or dime.
    Canadian quarter is currently worth more then the US quarter. Unless I'm sitting down (on the bus or park bench etc) and the quarter is within reach .. I won't bother.
     


  9. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    I'm young, fit, and a cheapskate. I pick up any currency I find, if it's not a giant inconvenience. If I'm being pushed along by a crowd somewhere, perhaps I wouldn't bother.

    But it takes what, 3 seconds of my time to pick the thing up and jam it in a pocket? Just throw it in the change cup at home, it'll add up eventually.
     


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    alexwgoody Senior member

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    I pick up any and all coins I find, my friends are sure it's due to me being a Jew and they remind me of it every time.
     


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    lol this vid. all the fucking sly people like the blackguy with the roses or people who try do it in one swift motion haha.
     


  13. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    I have SuperGlued coins to the sidewalk and watched people try to pick them up. Some hilarity ensues.

    btw: I always pick up money I see lying on the ground.
     


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    Nosu3 Senior member

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    It's trash that you can use, so why not pick it up? Helps clean up the community. I was banned from a fast food place because I would pick up the change at the drive-thru. You would not believe the amount of money people would just let accumulate on the street and that's not including what employees pick up every so often. One day I made $4.50.
     


  15. Master-Classter

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    shmoke it
     


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