Journal Entry: Body Weight = 178.2 lbs; Found Money = $.70, 20 pennies, 3 nickels, 1 dime 1 quarter. The amount included .13 from a residual walk from yesterday; glass bottles retrieved = 6.
Feature Entry: The more time the MoneyWalker spends on the asphalt, the more insight is gained about where and how people lose money. Sometimes a new insight leads to a "playing a hunch." Today was such a day. Smart money walkers avoid rigid following of routines. For example, one of my end points is a large metro bus turn-around. Several newspaper stands, a pay phone, frequent bus arrivals, and bus benches make this a "hot spot" for money finds. It is about 30 minutes out from my home.
My return route is very predicable. From the bus station, to a convenience store, and then curb walking to a Burger King goes the route. There, the search includes a quick check of the drive through, the pay phone, the newspaper vending machine, and a scanning of the parking lot. Then onward to a Delgado Community College parking lot and across the street to USA Today and Times Picayune Newspaper stands for a quick look for coins carelessly left in the money returns.
Then a hunch! This morning, I notice a change, it is Saturday, there is no temporary fruit stand just down from the newspaper stands. The fruit vendor has broken camp. I played the hunch, walking with more visual attention than usual, I surveyed the curbed area where he usually sets up shop. At first nothing, then a nickel, then another nickel, then a penny, a second penny, and yet a third nickel all slyly blending into background of leaves and debris but waiting to be found. Playing a hunch yielding the MoneyWalker .17 cents of pure fun. Playing hunches is an important aspect of the MoneyWalker's overall strategy in finding money.