From time to time my family and I go out to eat at The Mandarin, a child-friendly restaurant that serves a buffet. Many of the dishes served are influenced by Chinese cuisine, as is the decoration. One of the Chinese characteristics found at this place is the fish pond that has been placed at the entrance (this is to ensure good luck and fortune).
When looking at the fish pond, one notices the goldfish swimming quite happily in their space.
What is amusing, though, is the sign that has been put up warning people not to throw pennies into the water. This may no longer be a problem as pennies are being discontinued!.
I wonder whether the sign works, or if the workers have to fish for copper coins at the end of their shift.
Do you throw copper coins into fish ponds for luck?
(This post was inspired by Sara Rosso’s prompt over at WordPress.com)