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Old 11-26-2012, 04:30 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Very much the same LoVel . I remember as a young fella picking up what was a fair bit of cash to me at the time ($90 something ). I was thinking this is my lucky day .Then met a young bloke coming the other way bawling his eyes out cause he'd dropped his old mans change from buying him some smokes . The old fella had given him a touch up and sent him back out to look for it (DICKHEAD !) .
I handed him the cash and felt better for it .
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:59 PM   #22 (permalink)
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It's fair to say most of us won't have to wrestle with the ethical dilemma of what to do with close to a million bucks in cash left in our cab.

I wonder how it would feel if you returned the loot to the owner, and he smiled through his gold teeth, lit a Cohiba cigar with one of the hundred dollar bills out of the bag, turned to his gangster moll standing by dripping in diamond jewelry, and said "C'mon baby, let's go get you that necklace."
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:14 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Steve, in a perfect world it wouldn't matter. But of course, who's perfect? The most cash I ever found was $92 lying on the floor of the parking garage at work. I reported it to building security and left my card (not the cash) with the officer I spoke with. Hearing nothing, a month later, the cash bought me a nice bottle of Glenlivet.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:27 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Agree, Pop. I was just having fun with something so hypothetical it boggles the mind. I can beat my breast at my imagined piety because I ran around at considerable inconvenience to return a Nikon camera with a telephoto lens (worth 2 G) to its rightful owner, after I saw it roll off the top of an SUV when I was out riding last summer. I'll never own a camera that nice, the owner barely said thanks, but I'm okay with my decision.

Some people conflate morality with following orders. Others believe there is an eye in the sky subjecting us to inscrutable tests that if we pass we will get a particularly fluffy pillow to lay on in the clouds for eternity. I prefer critical thinking.

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Tell you what, If I ever find that bag-o-cash I will call you and the two of us can decide together the best way to address the issue.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:49 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Having recently lost a wallet and the found myself having to change quite a few direct debits (home loans, insurance payments etc), dealing with useless bank attendants, I found the inconvenience of loosing cards, license etc more annoying than loosing the bit of money I had in there to begin with. The lady who found and handed my wallet back got a nice present from me....

Different perspective tho - what happens if you hit a car in a car park? Do you hang round for the person to return? Leave false details on their windshield so it looks like you're doing the right thing? I reversed into a Prado in my 4WD and left a nice hole in the plastic bumper (thanks mainly due to the army spec rear bar on mine - I didn't even feel I'd made contact). When I left my details the bloke called back, was quite polite and said in the past year he had 3 similar incidents when people left fake contact details.

Point being - that bloke has crap luck with cars and I don't want to go anywhere near him in case it rubs off on me!
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You gotta play the odds: what's the chances of some poor sod leaving the Triads money in a paper bag in a cab or a twit losing what they can afford to?
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Having recently lost a wallet and the found myself having to change quite a few direct debits (home loans, insurance payments etc), dealing with useless bank attendants, I found the inconvenience of loosing cards, license etc more annoying than loosing the bit of money I had in there to begin with.
Certainly a lot of truth there. On average, how much cash do most people carry? $100? $200? maybe even as little as $20 given that so much is done with plastic these days. On the other hand, how many credit cards, ATM cards, ID cards, and other important documents with critical personal information are in your wallet right now? The cash is the least of your worries under any but extreme circumstances.
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