About a year ago this situation sparked my one and only pit thread which was subsequently lost. No big deal, it was only a curse. Anyway back then I never imagined that it would still be happening now a year later.
Roughly 15 months ago pennies began to appear at my front door. One at a time mind you. I’d go out for a walk or out shopping and there in front of my door was a single penny. Now although I saw them they never really registered, I mean who notices a penny? So I simply walked out and somewhere deep in my subconscious a little note was made and filed. Eventually the penny would disappear when it was either vacuumed up or picked up by my Grandmother and life went on as always.
But after a few months of this, a penny appearing every few days, the notes in my subconscious began to pile up and eventually my conscious self took notice. It was quite a puzzle trying to figure out where these pennies came from.
I live in a secure building pretty high up and you need a security key to get in. My first thought was that somehow the newspaper delivery boy was leaving them as some sort of freaky rebate. But one night in January 2002 I went out at 11:00 PM and noticed that there was no penny and when I got back at 11:30 PM there was a penny sitting there. Now my paper comes at 5 AM so that wasn’t it. It certainly wasn’t my Grandmother as she has no money whatsoever, this to prevent her from taking TheBus somewhere and forgetting how to get home. I know each and every family on my floor and not a single one of them would do this. Besides why would they continue to do it for 15 months when I made not one mention of it to them? The only people I’ve told are my sister and my mother, neither of which could possibly be involved.
I was completely befuddled by the pennies. But having watched the “Upright Citizens Brigade” I decided that I would be better off not touching them so I began kicking them down the hallway to the elevators but still they kept appearing.
And so here I am. For 15 months somebody has been placing pennies in front of my door every few days. I’ve never caught the person responsible, although as you can see I’ve come close. I can’t say as it particularly bothers me. I know it’s weird but I don’t feel like it’s anything dangerous. I have considered keeping some sort of log detailing everytime I leave and enter the apartment and noting whether or not there’s a penny there but it just doesn’t seem important enough for that.
So what do you think? How weird is this? Would you be worried? What would you do? Any advise?