Good People Are Out There - Page 2 - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
» Main Menu

Discussion Forums
 » Twins
 » Tiger
 » General
 » RAT

Features
 » Blogs

Motorcycle.com Links

Contribute
 » Photo

Motorcycle Forums
» Insurance
» Sponsors
» Our Partners
»ATV Reviews
»Motorcycle Games

Biker Hang-Out The Biker Cafe' at the end of the Universe. C'mon in, we talk everything about motorcycles on Earth and beyond.


Sponsored by: Motorcycle Accessory Discount Superstore

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-21-2012, 11:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
Senior Member
Commentator
Main Motorcycle: 72 Bonneville T120RV
 
triumpt120rv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 9,790
Quote:
Originally Posted by BKK Jack View Post
Having lived there 6 years, I can also tell you that had the countries in this story been reversed, that money would have disappeared, along with the laptop I forgot in a taxi once.
I have returned 4 wallets so far in my life. All had money in them. One wallet, I found in the back seat of a cab. Instead of giving it to the cabbie I contacted the owner myself. There was a substantial amount of money in it. The owner gave me the money and took back the wallet.

P.S. Too bad about your laptop.
triumpt120rv is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-21-2012, 11:36 PM   #12 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
Moto Grand Prix
Main Motorcycle: 2013 Street Triple R
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: NOVA
Posts: 2,727
Well, thankfully, it wasn't really "mine." It was the gubment's. There was no sensitive information on it, but for all the paperwork I had to do, I almost would have preferred to lose mine, and just bought a new one.
__________________
Just because I'm paranoid, it doesn't mean the whole world isn't out to get me.
Words mean things.
BKK Jack is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-22-2012, 02:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
Senior Member
World SuperBike
Main Motorcycle: '06 Speed Triple
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NorCal
Posts: 1,811
Other Motorcycle: '96 Adventurer Cafe Racer
Extra Motorcycle: Not any more
Honesty is often variable.

I think if most of us had been in the cabbie's position we would have tried to give it back.

But what if it had been $50 or $100? I bet most would just keep it.

What that means on a societal level I'm not sure, but I suspect it's true.
__________________
Don
'06 Speed Triple
'96 Adventurer Cafe Racer
and a bunch of other stuff
If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough - Mario Andretti
zelatore is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-22-2012, 03:49 PM   #14 (permalink)
Senior Member
Legend
Main Motorcycle: KTM Duke 690
 
Boldor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Newcastle, Australia
Posts: 11,172
Other Motorcycle: '95 Speedie & '82 CB750
Extra Motorcycle: RGV250 Trackie
I think you are saying that the depth our morals are connected with the size of the event and the impact the event has on others, Zelatore.

If you lost $50 bucks, you'd probably blame yourself for being careless and let it go.

If you lost a million, some part of you would desperately hope that it was returned to you no matter how small the chances.

Please correct me if I am wrong.
__________________
"By looking at the difference between perceived danger and actual danger, you can fundamentally change your reaction." Chris Hadfield.
Boldor is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-22-2012, 04:23 PM   #15 (permalink)
Senior Member
World SuperBike
Main Motorcycle: '06 Speed Triple
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NorCal
Posts: 1,811
Other Motorcycle: '96 Adventurer Cafe Racer
Extra Motorcycle: Not any more
I guess that's part of it, but not really all. I wasn't really thinking of what I'd like to see happen if it were me who lost the money. For one thing, I can't really fathom having a million bucks to loose in the first place...

I think it's more of 'well, $50 isn't going to matter that much' vs thinking you'll never get away with it at such a large amount.

No, maybe that's not it exactly either. It probably helps to make the million something more imaginable, say a few thousand bucks. Most of us have probably had that sort of cash on us at one time or another, say going to buy a used car or bike.

It just seems like there's a sliding scale of honesty. A little bit of money and you'd keep it. As the number gets bigger, the less likely you'd be to hold onto it. I don't know...I'm just sort of stream of conscious writing as I go here.
__________________
Don
'06 Speed Triple
'96 Adventurer Cafe Racer
and a bunch of other stuff
If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough - Mario Andretti
zelatore is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-22-2012, 05:14 PM   #16 (permalink)
Senior Member
SuperBike
Main Motorcycle: 09 Bonneville Black
 
LittleJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Posts: 1,633
Other Motorcycle: 02 Ducati 748S
Extra Motorcycle: Kawi ZX-7R (trackbike)
Glad my stirring of the pot moved the conversation farther.


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com Free App
__________________
Dogtired, "This beggers the question, is Microsoft the HD of operating systems?"
LittleJoe is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-22-2012, 05:42 PM   #17 (permalink)
Premium Member
Site Supporter
Team Owner
Main Motorcycle: 2003 Bonnie
 
Demonic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 5,221
Other Motorcycle: 2003 Speed Triple 955i
Extra Motorcycle: Monkeybike!
I once found just under two ounces of cocaine in the back of a cab. Street value somewhere around 3000 pounds. I didn't think anyone would be reporting it missing, so I did the Christian thing and shared it amongst my friends. Excellent evening was had by all.
__________________
-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.
Isaac Asimov
-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
Demonic is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-22-2012, 07:10 PM   #18 (permalink)
Senior Member
SuperSport
Main Motorcycle: '02 Bonneville
 
steve betts's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Maple Ridge, B.C., Canada
Posts: 1,295
Other Motorcycle: '02 VFR
Quote:
Originally Posted by PopPop View Post
The whole bag full of money thing is strange but the real story here is the honesty and selfless good will of a cabbie. Why is it that a thread about a whiny Norwegian mass murderer gets over 200 posts and this fella is ignored.


Sent from my iPhone
What those two stories have in common is both are unusual and shocking.

I have a strong suspicion when a million dollars is left in a paper bag in a cab, that it is either crime money or a case of people with more than they need, and perhaps more money than brains. The cabbie not wanting to take something that isn't his is laudable, I suppose.

I'm not that strong. With what a cabbie makes in Singapore, short of previously mentioned concern of forcible fingernail extraction or other concerns for remaining family, I would've disappeared. Just being "honest".
steve betts is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-22-2012, 08:19 PM   #19 (permalink)
New Member
Minitwins
Main Motorcycle: Triumph Thunderbird 1952
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 16
wow...............
ironpony is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2012, 02:50 PM   #20 (permalink)
Senior Member
Team Owner
Main Motorcycle: 2010 Triumph Scrambler
 
LoVel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Birmingham Alabama U.S.A.
Posts: 5,063
Other Motorcycle: 1972 Honda CB500four
I found $100 laying between the street and the sidewalk. Had no way to figure out who it belonged to. Put it in my pocket and kept on running. Found $50 on the floor at the Mall. Sat at a bench near by for about 1/2 hour and watched to see if anyone walked by obviously looking for something.

Found $300 in a wallet with ID. Contacted the person and returned everything.

When I find credit cards (3) I throw them in the trash.

Student ID (2) returned to the campus police.

Drivers License (3) the 2 vaild ones were mailed back and the out of date one was tossed.

I wouldn't keep your stuff if I found it.
__________________
"My playground fears have faded to a place with grown up nightmares that come true."
Jason Isbell

Previously owned 2006 Sprint, 2007 VFR.

Last edited by LoVel; 11-26-2012 at 02:53 PM.
LoVel is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stator=good, rec=good, charging=no good? cbold130 Daytona Deliberations 19 05-29-2012 04:14 PM
HI good people laflafs The Welcome Center 2 09-25-2011 01:27 PM
Hello People! Irish Guardsman The Welcome Center 1 07-06-2010 09:46 AM
Hello good people. ramdonkey The Welcome Center 1 11-17-2009 11:58 AM
GENMAR Risers, good people... Longshot92 Sprint Forum 1 09-20-2005 06:24 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:23 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum Ninja H2 Forum Ducati Scrambler Forum

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.