Monday, March 17, 2014


So a week ago, the monitor on my computer at work stopped functioning. I called IT, and they said they'd probably have to replace the monitor.

The next day, I came to work and the monitor was functioning again. Except there was a penny taped to it:

I can't figure out why the penny is there. But I'm afraid to remove it because it may be the only reason the monitor is working.


  1. I wouldn't remove it. I can picture it breaking down again and the IT person asking, "OMG, you didn't take the penny off, did you?"

    1. It looks like it's "heads-up", so it must be there for good luck. Which would then mean the monitor is powered by luck. ;)

      I like this theory.

  2. Does it seem like the penny is keeping the power button pushed in?

  3. You didn't know a heads up penny fixes so many things. The next time you can't figure out what is wrong with your patient, just tape a heads up penny to his forehead and see if he doesn't get better.


  5. This reminds me of the story where a group of hikers disturbs a human sacrifice site they find in the desert and the sky suddenly goes dark. They end up sacrificing one of their own group and the sun comes back up.

  6. They could just be messing with you. Or you could be an unwitting participant in an experiment by the psychology department.