Last weekend, as I was pensively staring into nothingness on the DC metro, a stranger approached me and said, "A penny for your thoughts?"
We struck up a conversation, then, two stops later, went our separate ways. But the idiom — a penny for your thoughts — lingered. And I couldn't help but speculate: What if the idiom were economically redeemable not just for musings spoken aloud, but the thousands of rapid-fire internal thoughts that go through my mind each day? If I got a penny for every thought I had, how rich would I be?
Let's find out.
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