Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Journal Entry: Weight = 175.6; Coinage = $.56, 31 pennies, 1 nickel, 2 dimes; Glass bottles retrieved = 3; Ground Scores = 7. Significant find, a curb scatter of 1 dime and 3 pennies. My entire walk focused on that find and "the habit of carelessness." The Moneywalker follows "occasional" streets when returning to base from the end-point. These are usually a bit out of the way and so are not walked frequently. On most streets I remember which side I took on last walk and take the other side for the current walk. But today, I remembered that one block of the occasional street often gives up coins with high frequency. Sure enough, I abandoned the novel side for the high yield side and once again money was found. The results provided yet more data for the "habit of carelessness." Some people are just not careful when getting in and out of the car. They lose coins over and over and in the same place. My mind remembers these locations and never fails to guide me to these locations.
Because the Habit of Carelessness is so pervasive and pertains to so many behaviors, Ms. MoneyWalker is well acquainted with a person with this problem.