Street Money Update! It’s been a long time…

July 28, 2009 at 10:40 pm (Street Money) (, , , , , , , )

All these things have been going on: We have traveled. We have walked. On roads. In parking lots. Through fields. At stores. By registers. Places that accumulate many, many people; with what would seem like endless opportunities to find loose change on the ground.

And yet…nothing.

Until Sunday. Pierogi Fest.  A virtual goldmine of pennies, dimes, nickels, quarters; change haphazardly stuffed into pockets, falling to the ground, waiting to be retrieved, while their people balance plates of steaming, delicious, Polish fare, and never even notice.

You would think. The streets should be shimmering with lost coins. But still…no.

Later, in a side lot, waiting for someone to finish something, trying to stay out of the way: a pay phone. Sticky, dirty, battered and chipped but containing no money. Keeping the youngest child from touching it at all, your desperate eye catches a glint of…something. Next to the phone, on the ground, there! Two little pennies hiding on the asphalt.

Glory! The slump is over. Losing streak finished. Rough patch transversed. Smooth sailing from here on out!

Two cents.

How long has it been?

Too long.

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