Journal Entry: Weight = 177.6; Coinage = $1.10, ten pennies, 3 nickels, 6 dimes, 1 quarter; Glass bottles retrieved = 3; ground scores = 11. Event of the day: Finding six dimes on one walk, a record for me. Super event of the day: Finding an unopened box of Kool cigarettes and then “selling” them for $ 3.00. I’ve faced this dilemma once before, of what to do with found cigarettes. This one was different; these cigarettes looked like they had just been purchased, cellophane crisp and untouched. What happened next required gumption. It was 6:30 a.m. when I spotted four well dressed workers standing in front of a closed gate. They were New Orleans Firemen Trainees waiting for their classes to begin, most were smoking cigarettes. With too much boldness I remarked, “Hello, I am a moneywalker that looks for coins as I exercise. All found money goes to the Friendship House for Abused Women. I just found these cigarettes and would like to sell them for $1.00.” One man looked at me, looked at the cigarettes, reached in his pocket and gave me $3.00 dollars. We both smiled as I walked away.
The MoneyWalker needs help!