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    Smile Tossing coins in water fountains and the like

    Just a fluff thread

    Do you feel compelled to throw a coin(s) in a water fountain or water feature when you see one in public?

    We have one at our local shopping centre and all the coins go to charity. It is always full of coins and my kids cannot walk past it without asking for a handful of coins to throw in.

    But what about ones that aren't designated 'charity' ones so to speak, do you see coins in there and throw some in too? My DH thinks it's weird if I do and unless he's giving coins to the kids to throw in the charity ones, apart from the War Memorial I haven't seen him do the coin throw thing!

    I don't know, there is something about the clear water and the intrigue of seeing all the coins in there that gets me. (sad I know). I also like the Greek origins of it being good luck etc.

    That all said, I don't feel compelled to throw coins in at ones which are clearly not suitable to have coins thrown in and most of the time that is obvious when you see it.

    So.... are YOU a tosser?

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    Sometimes. Not often though. I don't tend to see to many fountains anymore.

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    I tossed some in the Trevi fountain in Rome. But that's it!

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    No, but i do feel compelled to stop and look to see what has been thrown in.
    I remember at some casino (can't remember which one) there is a big foundation out the front with lots of coins and chips thrown in - i had a look and there was a very high denomination chip in there. I couldn't help but wonder how it got in there - was it an accident? Did someone win massively and throw it in? Did someone have a fight and ended up throwing the other persons chip in? I also spend a bit of time pondering how i could get that chip
    I always wonder what people are wishing for when they throw coins in or if they are even wishing for anything...

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    I don't think I ever have.

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    Yep, I'm a tosser.

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    MothersMilk, I think that would intrigue me too, especially if it were such a high denomination. Maybe they were drunk and accidentally threw it in with less valued chips/coins. I'm surprised it wasn't 'taken' out sooner!

    Cindye, Very cool, that's the mother of all 'coin' fountains! Hope you made a wish!

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    Yes, I'm a tosser, haha and so are most members of my family and extended family.

    A few years ago I hosted a family reunion at my house and there were over 30 children who were 10 years and younger. The older cousins would go clubbing most nights and come home early hours of the morning, throw all their coins into the pool, and find a spare bed to sleep in for the rest of the day. The younger kids would wake up early, wake their respective parent, and go 'diving' for gold. They loved it. I think we counted over $200.00 in coins by the end of the reunion!

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    Can I come to one of those reunions! What a cool idea!

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    Oh dear Missie, that would be embarassing!

    Is it considered 'stealing' when someone knicks coins out of fountains etc?


 

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