December 31st, 2008

Albus Dumbledore

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Neither genius, fame, nor love show the greatness of the soul. Only kindness can do that.
-Jean Baptiste Henri Lacordaire, preacher, journalist and activist (1802-1861)
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Take-A-Penny/Give-A-Penny

Yesterday I stopped at the gas station for milk on the way home from work. I noticed the take-a-penny-give-a-penny container/tray/thing near the register and made me think about it. Probably a little too much. This poll was born.

Poll #1323413 takeapenny

Have you ever Taken A Penny?

Yes
19(79.2%)
No
5(20.8%)
What?
0(0.0%)

What is your reasoning for taking/not taking a penny?

So the cashier doesn't have to make lots of change
9(37.5%)
Because I didn't have any change at all
1(4.2%)
Because I was actually short the money, and I need a few cents so I didn't have to put something back or leave empty handed
1(4.2%)
I like getting lots of change back, so I never use it.
0(0.0%)
Taking a penny seems like stealing
1(4.2%)
If I take a penny, the cashier will think badly of me
0(0.0%)
I just don't pay attention to the take a penny thing.
2(8.3%)
Something else I will talk about in the comments
0(0.0%)

How much money would you take from the take-a-penny jar?

nothing
5(20.8%)
1 penny
2(8.3%)
a few cents
15(62.5%)
ten cents max
1(4.2%)
I would empty it out if I needed to
0(0.0%)

Have you ever Given A Penny?

Yes
18(75.0%)
No
6(25.0%)
I am still clueless
0(0.0%)

What is your reasoning for giving/not giving a penny?

I like to "pay it forward"
7(33.3%)
Change is dumb, any way to get rid of it is good for me
4(19.0%)
I love my change and I will never part with it
0(0.0%)
It's my money, I don't want to just leave it someplace
1(4.8%)
If I give a penny, maybe someone will see and know I'm a good person
0(0.0%)
I just don't pay attention to the give a penny thing.
3(14.3%)
Something else I will talk about in the comments
1(4.8%)

How much money would you give to the give-a-penny jar?

nothing
2(8.3%)
1 penny
1(4.2%)
a few cents
13(54.2%)
ten cents max
2(8.3%)
I would dump all my change in there.
2(8.3%)