July 17, 2012
Can someone please tell me the really real truth on whether or not picking up a penny is lucky and exactly what the rules are for the luck? You see, when I was a little tyke, I always picked up pennies for luck (and also to put in my loafers), because hey, pennies are lucky right? Then I saw Grease and it changed the game. I mean, Marty gave Kenickie a penny and look at what happened to him, he took a car door to the noggin and got a concussion. All of the sudden, pennies didnít seem so lucky.
Then the lucky penny saga continued into high school where I first heard the rumor that a penny heads up is good luck but a penny face down is bad luck. Hummm, so I guess what I need to know is, was the penny Marty gave Kenickie heads up or face down? The answer to that question could change my life.
Or, you know, if someone could tell me the definitive rule on whether or not pennies are lucky and if they are only lucky if you find them heads up, I would really appreciate it. Especially because I just bought my once-a-year bunch of scratch-off lottery tickets and I need something lucky to scratch them with.