Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Finders, Keepers

I have a pair of rather sharp eyes (although glasses-assisted). Very often during outings, I will find money lying around, gold lying around... did I just say gold? Well, read on hahaha!

Just this afternoon, I found a 5 sen coin on the floor while shopping in Tesco with mummy. Unfortunately, I soon lost the coin after it dropped into the toilet bowl while I was doing my big business (I was holding the coin). Barely 3 minutes after coming out of the washroom (and after a long-winded "ceremony" of saying goodbye and sending the 5 sen coin to poo-poo land), I found another 5 sen coin at another spot in Tesco! Is this pure coincidence or what?

A few days ago, I also found a 10 sen coin while dining in a restaurant plus many other similar incidents in the past. This "coin-finding" happens so often that mummy joked sarcastically to me one day "Why do you only find 5 sens, 10 sens and 20 sens? If only you can find gold this easily one fine day"...

... and that's exactly what happened! Last week, while playing in a children's playground, I actually "struck gold". I found a heart-shaped "gold" pendant on the slide. A kid must have dropped it while running around or playing rough in the playground. Unable to find the owner of the pendant, we brought it home.

This is the "gold" pendant which mummy believes is only gold-plated (but it's heavy and solid to the touch)

Mummy does not want to keep a stranger's personal belonging and had wanted to dispose/donate it away but it has since gone missing among my piles of stuff! One day when we find it again, we will definitely give it away (maybe hide it among my toys and donate).

What do you do if you see money lying around? Do you pick them up too?

16 comments:

  1. Chloe's eyes must be super sharp...

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  2. never lucky enuf to 'strike gold' or money. hilang duit got lah..

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  3. Wah very sharp eyes you have. Me too, I don't wanna keep stranger belonging unless it's money haha

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  4. When I was a kid, I'd pick them and keep them. Eventually when I grow up, I won't simply pick and keep money on the floor....

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  5. Not sure why...even there is a pcs of red notes I also refuse to pick it. scare kena jampi..

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  6. When I was smaller, I used to have sharp eyes, like Chloe. Always found coins everywhere I went. Until one day, a friend's mother saw me picking up money from the ground and she told me not to do so...something to do with Chinese "pantang"...ooo.

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    1. If you're not pantang, it should be ok I guess, cos I've been picking up coins since I was a small girl too (though very rarely).

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  7. oh..you are so lucky! hmm...actually i won't pick up any coins from the ground because i was told that some ppl actually throw them to get rid of bad luck. i don't know how true that is so better not pick up any :P

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    1. What I heard was the opposite... according to some, if you spot money, it's your good luck :) Personally, I don't like to pick up coins cos don't wanna dirty my hands haha...

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  8. Find "coins" or "gold", I don't have that lady luck beside me. I don't recall picking any coins.... hmm, I'm so suey meh?

    That pendant is only gold-plated? Didn't get the jeweller to check it out? The price of gold is very high nowadays, hehehe~

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  9. I'm not so lucky to even spot a coin. Gwen too but Hubby is the opposite.

    Chloe is very lucky indeed to have found a gold pendant. Looks like real gold to me but I don't have the heart to keep it either.

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  10. Wow! Gold, you can actually sell it off. Gold is very expensive now.

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  11. In the family, only my mom has that luck to pick up money.

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  12. Like Mummy Ling, I also dare not pick up...takut kena jampi too :P. Probably we have been scared when we were young, not to pick up anything from the roadside.

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  13. Wow...Chloe's eyes are really sharp! My whole family doesn't have such luck but MIL is very lucky. Most of the time, she is the one who spotted coins or RM1 on the floor.

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  14. Very lucky indeed. What I will do is donate something else back to the needy/people in need.

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