Thursday, September 22, 2016

A Useless Thing Still Given A Ring!

Did you know that many countries have given pennies the heave ho? Wowee, that must mean things really went to shit you know. We can't not have a penny for your thoughts. We just need lots. Err umm, nope. Maybe the US should finally yank out the rope.

Pennies are great.
Idioms are first rate.
That we sure know.
Already gave that a go.

Pennies are worth one cent.
Duh, does your brain have a dent?
Are you saying that to me?
Thinking it at your sea?

But guess what?
They must be made by a mutt.
They cost more than one cent to make.
Hmmm, need a double take?

One cent costs more than one cent.
Damn, whoever made that has a dent.
Let's keep things that cost more to make than what they are worth.
That oh so very great knowledge should be spread across Earth.

Whoopsy, other countries got a grip.
They let the penny rip.
Saving some dough with ease.
Boy, was that a breeze.

But wait, there is a penny brigade.
Their mandate is to never let the penny fade.
Nope, can't have that.
Some have brains of scat.

Oh and we can't give them the heave ho.
We need to fill space in a news show.
That is right one and all.
Some days there are no shootings to give a call.

So we need to go throw pennies on the ground.
We love to hear their clanging sound.
Then we film and watch as people go by.
They don't pick up pennies when they catch their eye.

Woweee, that is first rate news.
How can such a story lose?
It has only been done 1000 times before.
What's one more encore.

And there is one other reason.
We surely can't commit penny treason.
People need them so they can throw them in the trash.
Garbage workers need a tip in cash.

Pfffft, do you pick pennies up off the ground? I had to give this a go when an article was found. All the reasons the penny won't die south of the border. Hmm, which is the lamest of that order? I'm not sure what would take the cake. But a penny millionaire they could make. Estimated to be millions of pennies in landfills. Go digging and you could have millionaire thrills. A disease may also come to pass. Those landfills are far too germy for my little rhyming ass.

Later all, have a nice fall.

86 comments:

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  2. The only thing a penny is good for is to avoid get back $.99 change for a $1.01 charge. Oh, and for finding one heads up for good luck!

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    1. We just round here
      So no 99 change to fear

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  3. What would suck is everything would round up, not down. We'd end up paying more for everything.

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    1. We don't do that here
      Rounds down when it is more near

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    2. Exactly I want to keep pennies around.

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    3. Makes accounting at year end a pain
      But otherwise easy peasy in the grocery lane

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  4. A Useless Thing Still Given A Ring!
    Pick one on the road still a good thing
    Luck is smiling
    Lots in the offing
    Penny saved reflected in much blessings

    Hank

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    1. Luck from a penny on the road
      May more or less be a load lol

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  5. When I lived overseas
    We never had to use our pennies
    They said, "Don't worry about the change."
    But then back in the States we had to rearrange
    and start using them again
    So they pile up in a jar in my den

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    1. We blew them away
      No pennies we have to pay

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  6. I remember when a penny could
    Actually buy something in my youthhood...

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    1. Can't one bit now
      Try it and may get a raised eyebrow

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  7. Other coins have come and gone
    as they didn't sing a popular song.
    The dollar coins and two dollar bill
    just sit there on a window sill.
    But the penny seems to be loved
    so don't your opinion on us shove.
    And they are lucky, you know,
    as in a wishing pond they go.
    hahaha :)

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    1. haha love worth the cost
      As they are kept not tossed?
      Seems kinda dumb
      Backwards and then some
      And pffft to luck
      Fake like a magically flying truck

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  8. I don't pick up a penny on the ground
    Leave it for a kid to find
    They get all excited and filled with joy
    That's why I leave it behind

    Betty

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    1. That is a good reason
      Kids enjoy them in any season

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  9. My cheapo husband picks up a penny every single time he sees one. He saves them and after a couple of years he turns them in at the bank for $$$$. He always says when he leaves with his "big bucks", "they all laughed when I picked up a penny, but who is laughing now baby?"

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    1. haha that must be some big money he comes back with from the bank
      Enough to fill a gas tank?

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  10. Students told me one day that they threw away pennies when cleaning up. I always pick up pennies, paper clips etc. I guess that is why I have a junk problem.

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    1. That could be the issue with junk
      As you make nothing go kerplunk

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  11. Great as always to read Pat, how you come up day after day beats me.
    Yvonne.

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  12. I never throw them away, but if they ever discontinued making pennies, I wouldn't care.

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    1. One day they might
      But yeah, no need to make them from your wallet take flight

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  13. I still live by pennies bring good luck. What the heck.

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  14. in germany we still have the 1, 2 and 5 cent coins - sometimes they get on my nerves cause they make the purse heavy - ha
    there's a german saying "wer den pfennig nicht ehrt ist des talers nicht wert"
    smiles

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    1. I'll nod and agree with that haha
      2 cents coins too at your mat?

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  15. Whenever my brother-in-law gets change, he just throws it on the ground because that's "poor people money." Not just pennies, but even quarters, too. He's a fun guy to be around.

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    1. Damn, so one just has to follow him around to get rich
      Must be nice to just chuck all change in a ditch

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    2. Last time my wife was over at his place she gathered a mason jar worth of change ($18). We got so many car washes. He doesn't drive, so I guess he just really doesn't appreciate the value of a handful of quarters.

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    3. Gets chauffeured around too?
      Got it made at his zoo
      That's a lot of quarters lying around
      Good that car washes can abound

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    4. This reminds me of something that happened the other day. This very old woman had an envelope of cash. A couple of pennies dropped out without her knowing. A man went and picked them up and in his pocket they did go. Someone yelled whoa and he grinned "finders keepers"

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    5. Wow, that is a douchey thing to do
      Even if it was only pennies that fell through

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    6. I agree! I thought oh he is picking them up for her but, no he was just a smuck

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    7. So he wanted to hit someone?
      lol Schmuck he was a ton

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  16. a penny a kiss... a penny a hug... i'm gonna put my pennies in a big brown jug. My MIL used to sing that song. :)

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  17. Pennies From Heaven is a song
    What if you sing it all day long
    Maybe pennies will turn into pieces of gold
    Like old King Midas in days of old

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    1. That would be grand
      Unless you golden your hand

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  18. Some humans have no cents at all!

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  19. I still will pick up a penny from the ground
    I save them in my jar, this money I have found.
    I had $20 in pennies a couple years back.
    which made me smile since I have the knack
    for making money grow. Now the penny must leave
    this I do believe.

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    1. That is a lot of pennies to save up
      Could fill a might big cup

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  20. When my mom passed away 5 years ago and my brother and I had to clean out her apartment. We found a large coffee can filled with pennies and one filled with quarters. My brother didn't want the hassle of either so I took them and took them to coin star at my bank. I cashed out well over $120.00 for my effort.

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    1. That isn't a bad cash out indeed
      Must have been an awful lot of pennies at her feed

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  21. A penny for your thoughts
    can thoughts be bought
    A penny heads up brings luck
    if on tails you better duck
    Toss them in a wishing well
    Then all will be swell .

    Haha well maybe???

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    1. Riiight.
      Pennies grew such power over night

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  22. I pick up pennies! I guess I have no shame?

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    1. No shame isn't bad
      I'd wash your hands after touching them though at your pad

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  23. Pennies are good. Just takes too much effort to count them. But it is money after all.

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    1. It all counts in the end
      No matter the trend

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  24. I pick up pennies, if I spot them; but I'd be more excited to find a loonie or toonie. Better yet, a nice big bill! Canadians may have given up physical pennies, but they use pennies when they charge. I have a little hoard of Canadian pennies that I won't be parting with.

    For all their talk about innovation and being the best in the world, Americans are really adverse to change. Canadians more willing embrace practical changes ~ like the metric system or eliminating physical pennies.

    Have a good one!

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    1. Yeah, still charged the penny if using debit or credit and such
      I'd like to find a bill worth much

      Yep, many Americans hate change every which way
      Always go back to the old 200+ year constitution at play

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  25. I saw a lady look at a penny on the ground and said "pennies from heaven". Why can't angels leave bigger change. Or even that whole cure for cancer thing?

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    1. Yeah, it would be so nice if they gave more change
      Stingy angels up there on "heaven's" range

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  26. How would you make change without pennies? Or what would you throw in the wishing well? :) But other than that.....

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    1. They just round up or down
      Easy peasy at our town

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  27. orlin N casie....itz all cash ta uz N ewe betcha if we see em on de ground we pik em up ~~~~~~

    frank lee... bee tween uz catz......we haza cache of penneez hidin in:

    ********************************* { blocked ta pree vent de food servizz gurl frum see in }

    N while we iz knot de best at math we think therz like 12 cents in ther ☺☺☺♥♥♥

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    1. Well you never know
      That could grow
      And she shouldn't know
      Where they go

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  28. Bought some chocolate today/99p it cost, I gave a pound, was all I had to say/she wanted to keep the change, I think/I'll have my penny back, you dirty, old stink! :-)

    Greetings from London.

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    1. haha not letting them keep the change
      As they try and rearrange

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  29. When I go through a toll
    The sign says, "NO PENNIES PLEASE"
    Oh, my, ain't it so droll
    to throw fifty cents with ease?

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  30. Who uses cash money anymore? I use my debit for almost everything. Tolls are paid with an easy pass scanner. Unless I am out at yard sales, I don't ever touch money, so they can do away with those pennies for all I care.

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    1. Money is germy anyway
      So not touching it is good at your bay

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  31. You better keep your paws off of my pennies.
    I haven't counted them lately so don't know how many.

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    1. If you got a few
      Much dough could come due

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  32. I picked up a penny for luck
    When by glorious legs I was struck
    My wife went insane
    I tried to explain
    Till penny in brain she did tuck

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  33. I pick up coins
    But it's hard to bend over
    So sometimes I leave them
    For another's clover

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    1. I'll pass on by
      Unless a loonie catches my eye

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  34. If there is a penny I will stoop for it
    After all 100 pennies make a dollar!

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    1. That is a lot of stopping
      As out one is hopping

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