Big Whoop

So I was returning from a lecture downtown. As I approached my apartment building, I spied a copper coin glinting on the road. Bending over to retrieve it, I remembered the poem

See a penny
Pick it up
And all day long
You'll have good luck

I glanced at my watch. It was 11:59 PM.

Oh, wow. Good luck for the next sixty seconds. Was the universe mocking me?

Actually, as I was running for the elevator, a friendly fellow held the door for me, with only moments left in my lucky day.

Too bad I didn't have time to buy a lottery ticket.

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