Inside Columbia


A New View: Penny

By Inside Columbia

Photo by L.G. Patterson

While enjoying a beautiful day downtown, I thought it was my lucky day while jaywalking across Cherry Street. I looked down and saw a penny in the middle of the street. I know most people wouldn’t waste time to stop and bend over to pick up a penny.

It’s pretty much worthless, right?

I mean nickels, dimes and quarters are useful for parking meters. Pennies get you nothing. I thought I could use a little bit of luck that day, so I reached for some hope.

This penny wasn’t going anywhere; it was wedged in a crack in the street, and I struggled with it until a couple of cars started honking at me.

I gave up.

No luck for me that day.

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