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  1. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Returned: wallet full of cash.


    My wife found a wallet last night on the sidewalk near our house.

    $390 cash. A paycheck for $700. Picture of the Virgin Mary. Green card. Pre-paid phone cards from Mexico.


    She finally got a hold of the guy today. We went to his house on my lunch break and gave him back the wallet with everything in it.


    He was astounded. He had his friend thank us in broken English and we said Feliz Navidad and were on our way.


    It felt good to do the right thing.







    But in the back of my mind:

    :banghead:
     

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  2. johnbryanpeters

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  3. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Well done, H8R. :)
     
  4. X3pilot

    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

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    I'd have made him recite the alphabet in english and deducted $10 for every wrong letter.


    Oh wait, that's when i found PSP's wallet.


    BTW, el karma to you.
     
  5. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Nicely done, Mr. Honest! :thumb:
     
  6. Da Peach

    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    Think of all the Mexicans you could have bought with all that cash!
     
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  8. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    Think of all the day labor and Tecate.
     
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    You are a dumbass! :banghead:


    Over the summer I found $400 in benjamins outside our entrance here at work, I scooped them up and put them in pocket.
















    Then handed them over to the dude that dropeed them when I heard he dropped his cash. I only could have kept the cash if it belonged to a co-worker since I wish death upon all of them.
     
  10. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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  11. geargrrl

    geargrrl Turbo Monkey

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    I bet it did.:clapping::clapping::clapping::clapping:
     
  12. WestCoastHucker

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    good on you. i lost my wallet a couple months ago near disneyland, imagine my surprise when i received a call from some older dude with a southern accent to tell me he found it. i tried to give him the cash in it, but he wasn't having any of it...
     
  13. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Do people really carry more than $40 cash in their wallet any more?
     
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    Good on ya, dude.
     
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    that was a good chance you passed up for free hookers and blow!!

    but it was a nice thing you did
     
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    But he can't even spell ABC.
     
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    Nick My name is Nick

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    That will come back to you some time with interest.

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    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    Good for you. I would have wrestled with my conscience, but would have done the same as you.
     
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  22. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    It was a test of some sort. I dunno.

    My wife is on disability so it's been really lean lately. We've canceled all our Christmas plans, not enough dough to go out of town to make visits. Etc etc.
    :violins:


    Someone up there has a fvcked up sense of timing.

    :think:
     
  23. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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  24. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    And yet you still have sh!t to be happy about. Aint life a bitch? :D
     
  25. def

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    Done a few times:

    Working in a shop back in college, a customer called asking if he left his wallet there. I looked, found it in the parking lot - called him back, described it and said come pick it up. I didn't even look in it. The guy shows up an hour later, opens it up and I see a butt of cash - he throws a $100 on the counter and says thanks for being honest.

    A few weeks ago, paying for some gas I find a wallet on the floor by the coolers of the gas station. I just handed it in to the lady at the register. Later that day, I win a set of I-9 hubs in the windrock raffle. (I'm stretching here, but karma had to be in there somewhere)

    I believe it all comes around.
     
  26. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Life is fvcking great. Seriously.
     
  27. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    good on you for staying on the righteous path.

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  28. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    nice.. very nice.. im sure many thoughts crossed your mind but the right ne was acted out
     
  29. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    I have the same problem. I guess it's a good kind of problem to have, though.
     
  30. BIGHITR

    BIGHITR WINNING!

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    $700 a week! TELL THAT MEXICAN I NEED A JOB!!!

    You did the right thing. I found a wallet in college with $89 bucks and a ton of credit cards, I could have gone to any gas station and filled up, spent the cash that day, but I called the guy and gave it back to him. He tipped me $20 for being honest. I gave it back to him. That mexican had the virgin mary in his pocket, he's a good man. Not to many god fearing people anymore. you did the right thing and the virgin mary may pay it back to you one day more than ten fold.

    And yes, I thought about keeping it too. But what would I be today twenty years later, with $89 bucks. I'd know I was dishonest. I'm glad I did the right thing.
     
  31. Knuckleslammer

    Knuckleslammer took the red pill

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    You should have gave him the cash and told him it was going to cost him 390 for the green card :D
     
  32. dexter

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    good for you. i have done the same a few times but not with as much cash.


    this summer when i was back in denver visiting my dad i left the gym with my jeans in my hands (still wearing my gym shorts) and walked out to my truck parked directly out front. somehow my wallet slipped out of my jeans somewhere between the gyms private elevator and my truck, a distance of 60 ft max. it was a brad new on warranty from the previous day mens burberry black wallet ($3**) loaded with my two cards and montana drivers license, school id, medical and dental cards, 260 cash, four of my moms credit cards and receipts for over 3k worth of returned clothing (mom is in the movie business and i return clothes that are unused for her when im home randomly). got about three blocks away before reaching for it to order new fly rod and realized it was gone. jammed back there and looked and asked around but no luck. found out that 2 of the lower levels of the building my gym is located in are a parole office and a drug/alcohol/etc abuse clinic. needless to say some crack head dead beat picked up the wallet, stripped it of its ****, and tossed it in a dumpster (spent two hours looking through trash cans and dumpsters in the area for it with no luck.

    karma my ass
     
  33. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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  34. skunkty14

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    Given my general lack of faith in humanity lately well done H8R and family. That's a solid move, your karma bank just had a nice deposit.
     
  35. MMike

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    I never have more than like $5 in my wallet. I'm debit card guy...
     
  36. Westy

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    Found a purse full of crap sitting on the floor of a coffee shop yesterday. No other customers in the place so someone clearly forgot it. I gave it to the manager of the shop to hold thinking the owner would be back soon to claim it. Took a leap of faith that the people in the shop were not going to ransack it and claim ignorance if the owner came back for it.
     
  37. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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    Nicely done. Props.
     
  38. spylab

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    I have been in the situation where my wallet was lost and later returned, sans all the money. It's a horrible feeling, and I would never want to pass that along to anyone else.

    Good on you.
     
  39. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    DAMMIT.


    Found another one. Now I have to be Mr. Nice Guy again.
     
  40. Da Peach

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    Are you sure you aren't a sleep-pickpocket?