This is the “give a penny, take a penny” tray sitting on the counter of the chinese place where I ate lunch yesterday:


I saw it and thought to myself, “That’s a lot of pennies.”

But it’s the guy the who ordered after me that did something interesting. He placed his order, got his drink and sat down at a table to wait for his order. Then, he took the trouble to go through his pockets collect all the pennies he had, walk back up to the counter and dumped them in the penny tray.

With that many pennies in the tray, I had to guess other people are doing the same thing.

Pennies are junk now, like metallic pocket lint.

What do you do with your pennies?