So I have this spring/fall coat for years now. It needs to be replaced.
In all the years I have had it, there's been this one penny in the left pocket. It's become a talisman. I rub it between my fingers and get a nice patina going. Whatever.
In putting on the coat again for this new season (it'll be replaced with something from Noo Yawk, I swear), the lucky penny is still in there. Only, it got a little darker over the summer.
I am now furiously rubbing this stupid penny in my pocket (and God knows that that looks like on the outside), all so I can get it nice and shiny again like it's supposed to be.
I now have a completely black index finger and thumb, and dammit it just won't wash off. Brilliant move, Louis.