I almost never use cash. Just about everything I buy, from a McDonald's coffee to my groceries, goes on my President's Choice MasterCard. I'm trying to remember the last time I bought something with cash and I'm drawing a blank.
For this reason, I won't even notice the penny has been retired. If my bill comes to $18.48, that's exactly what I'll pay. Electronic pennies will never die, just the annoying copper-plated zinc or copper-plated steel coins.
Even Google has got in on the act, posting a Google doodle featuring the penny on Google.ca today.
And even without the penny, I suspect common penny expressions will survive. A penny saved will still be a penny earned and I'm sure we'll still offer a penny for your thoughts. On that note...
Will you miss the penny?