How many RVers will bend over to pick up a penny laying on the ground? How about a nickel? A dime?
You may not know the answer, but we do. Over the last few months we asked you what it would take for you to bend over to pick up change you came upon. Heck, just walk across any supermarket parking lot and you’ll almost always find a penny.
Approximately 10,000 of you responded to these polls.
Not surprisingly, the more valuable the coin, the higher probability you would bend over to pick it up.
The lowly penny is not worth the effort of bending over for many of you. Only a third of you will always reach down to pick one up. The rest of you report you might pick one up, but you might not. Six percent will never go to the trouble to reach down for such a pittance.
A nickel is more likely to get picked up. Eighty-five percent of you will always reach down for it. One percent of you could not be bothered — you’ll leave it for someone who needs the money more than you.
Now, a dime … that’s starting to get some respect. Ninety-one percent of you will reach over to grab that ten-cent piece. Still, like the nickel, one percent of you will walk right by. We’ll take a guess that these folks are well off and, heck, what can you buy with a nickel or dime, anyway?
So there you have it — the amount it will take for you to bend over.
Okay, while we’ve got your attention, what’s the chance you’ll reach down for a quarter? Take a guess before you respond, then see the actual results. Our editors are betting about 97 percent of you will grab it.