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Are you guys this honest......

CT2TXtech

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what would you do


Ill be honest, i would have looked in the bag and kept it. Who else is with me?
I know, i know, there are lots of honest ATOT'ers good for you, but id keep the money
 

Nebor

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Jun 24, 2003
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She only gave him $20.... Ridiculous. She should have given him an M3.

EDIT: But she'll get hers when all the press causes the IRS to wonder why she has thousands of dollars in a purse.
 

Ranger X

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I would have taken the $3,000. To get over the guilt, I would buy myself something really nice. :D
 

PanzerIV

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Yeah, I would have returned it. A long time ago I was at the library and this woman left a purse by the computers used to search through their books, etc. Nobody was paying any attention and I could have easily slipped it under my shirt or blended it in with my books and folders. I took it up to one of the library employees and told them where she left it.
 

nebula

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On second thought, I may not work that hard to contact the owner, but if they returned to the store looking for it as in this case...
 

waggy

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Originally posted by: Ranger X
I would have taken the $3,000. To get over the guilt, I would buy myself something really nice. :D
i would also If i knew i could get away with it.

but to just give the guy $20? pfft. i would at least give the guy a hundred or so.


I lost my wallet about a year ago. A 14 yr old kid from down the street ofund it and returned it to me. It still had the $100 i had at the time. i was shocked! it still had it.

So i gave the kid the money and told him thanks. latter him and his mother came back to give me the money (she thought he stole it) when i told her no it was a reward for giving it back.

i have pictures, SS card, id's Credit card etc. stuff that is a pain to lose.
 

Anubis

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Aug 31, 2001
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i would have been like sweet i just found 3000$

Digital SLR hear i come
 

Lager

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May 19, 2003
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Originally posted by: waggy
Originally posted by: Ranger X
I would have taken the $3,000. To get over the guilt, I would buy myself something really nice. :D
i would also If i knew i could get away with it.

but to just give the guy $20? pfft. i would at least give the guy a hundred or so.


I lost my wallet about a year ago. A 14 yr old kid from down the street ofund it and returned it to me. It still had the $100 i had at the time. i was shocked! it still had it.

So i gave the kid the money and told him thanks. latter him and his mother came back to give me the money (she thought he stole it) when i told her no it was a reward for giving it back.

i have pictures, SS card, id's Credit card etc. stuff that is a pain to lose.
Wow, that's awesome of you! I found this really hot girl's backpack before because she lost it during lunch time, all she said was thanks. :|
 

Zenmervolt

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Oct 22, 2000
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Originally posted by: Nebor
She only gave him $20.... Ridiculous. She should have given him an M3.

EDIT: But she'll get hers when all the press causes the IRS to wonder why she has thousands of dollars in a purse.
You're kidding, right? He didn't even deserve the $20. People do NOT deserve a reward for doing exactly what should be done. Rewards are for going above and beyond the call of duty, this definitely does not qualify.

It's a sad, sad statement about current society that people think rewards are required for normal, decent behaviour. It doesn't say much good about a person if he demands monetary compensation to be a decent human being.

ZV
 

Lager

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May 19, 2003
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Originally posted by: Zenmervolt
Originally posted by: Nebor
She only gave him $20.... Ridiculous. She should have given him an M3.

EDIT: But she'll get hers when all the press causes the IRS to wonder why she has thousands of dollars in a purse.
You're kidding, right? He didn't even deserve the $20. People do NOT deserve a reward for doing exactly what should be done. Rewards are for going above and beyond the call of duty, this definitely does not qualify.

It's a sad, sad statement about current society that people think rewards are required for normal, decent behaviour. It doesn't say much good about a person if he demands monetary compensation to be a decent human being.

ZV
Zenmervolt is right, but with corrupt societies, jealousy and peer pressure, people get the wrong idea. :(

 

Ynog

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Oct 9, 2002
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Originally posted by: Nebor
She only gave him $20.... Ridiculous. She should have given him an M3.

EDIT: But she'll get hers when all the press causes the IRS to wonder why she has thousands of dollars in a purse.
The IRS doesn't care if you have 3 grand in a purse.

If you had 100 grand, they might start inquiring.
Banks doesn't report cash transactions that low, so the IRS isn't going to care.
 

Unkempt1

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I probably would have returned it as well. I would have felt bad knowing that I had kept $3,000 that belonged to someone else. Who knows, perhaps they had something very important to do with that money.
 

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