Cliff Gardner

Monday, July 17, 2006

The penny can go to hell!

Do you hear me, pennies? You go to hell! You go to hell and you die!

Like most things that don't offer any real benefit while costing us something (the only exception being ground hogs), I'm hostile towards the penny. Apparently, I'm not alone. I don't like nickels either but for some reason they've never bothered me as much...maybe because penny abolition was mentioned in a big block of cheese West Wing episode. Anyway, it's not like there aren't arguments to keep the penny. After all, without this coin that no one uses and most people throw away, this hunk of metal that was mined and hurt the environment in the process, this cent that costs more to make than it is actually worth, without it, we would forget about President Lincoln. Oh wait, I forgot about the five dollar bill and that huge ass monument.

Everyone go here and vote to abolish the penny!


  • Just take a hand full of them when you are at a toll booth outside Chicago.

    By Blogger truax, at 8:55 PM  

  • If they get rid of it, then they need to make everything even amounts! Pennies are a slap in the face...

    Good points;)

    By Anonymous Kim, at 9:02 PM  

  • It would be way too complicated to get rid of them (hubby and I discuss this often... no shock there... )... the problem is that you'd have to either round prices up or down when giving cash change, have different prices for those paying on credit, or reverse engineer the prices so the total with tax comes out to end in a 5 or 0. All of that is way to complicated for retail workers...

    By Blogger Inside the Philosophy Factory, at 7:52 PM  

  • By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:21 AM  

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