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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Here is a nice story.

What a darlin'

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-2...engers/4383568

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That's nice. It's good to be reminded of people who have their values straight.

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You have to have some serious money when you don't have to explain what you were doing with a million bucks in a brown paper bag let alone forgetting it in the back seat of a cab.
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Seriously. In the US the FBI would be involved just because it is that much cash. Even if it perfectly legal, you would be treated like a criminal.

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It would be hard to spend that much money without notice or explain how it got out of the cab. Then when the guys started pulling your fingernails out with plyers you would probably fess up anyway and be worse for the wear. Just turn it in to start with and save yourself the trouble.

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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.


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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.
Because it's more fun to be snarky about bad guys?

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I'm not a good person. If I were that cabbie that money would have been "lost" somewhere. My only motivation to turn the money in would be based on how traceable it was though the cab company. I'm sorry, but that amount of cash in Thailand, those people are up to no good. Their loss, my gain.


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I'm not a good person. If I were that cabbie that money would have been "lost" somewhere. My only motivation to turn the money in would be based on how traceable it was though the cab company. I'm sorry, but that amount of cash in Thailand, those people are up to no good. Their loss, my gain.


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Really? Exactly how much do you know about Thailand? There is a lot of "old" money there. Your average Mercedes Benz that might cost $60-80k in the U.S. can be $240-400k there, because of import duties and taxes, but there is no shortage of them on the streets of Bangkok.

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.

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Seriously, who can forget a million dollars in a paper bag in a cab? Regardless of what country you're in, if you have "old money" you don't take a cab, you hire a car. There is a major difference in those two things.



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