How Honest Are You?

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  1. Stringbanger

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    I feel it's not dishonest to keep that cash.

    If I find $100 on the ground I'm not going to start yelling "WHO LOST MONEY?"

    If I see someone drop $100, I'm going to say "hey man, your dropping money"
     
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    i'd be keeping that money. no two ways about it
     
  5. Stringbanger

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    I think I’m with you. Finders keepers. Although, he could have pocketed most of it and offered a couple grand back to the original owner.
     
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    .... I'm as honest as a Denver man can be....
     
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    This.
    I would remember if I had 43 thousand in a piece of furniture
     
  8. Stringbanger

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    I think that the owner’s relative stashed the cash, then the owner inherited the piece of furniture, not knowing that the cash was even there.
     
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    I have a feeling some of you guys will be cruising the second-hand shops this week.:eek:
     
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    A teachable moment: When throwing out your dead grampa's crap, make sure the senile old codger didn't hide cash in it.
     
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    Note to self: start hiding cash and clues about cash in odd places, leave note in will that “you gotta find it”.

    Hehehe....
     
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    Heck yeah! Anything really. Check all books, dictionaries, and bibles too. I even remember reading of someone finding cash in a framed work of art.
     
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    I’d try to give it back.

    You don’t know the family circumstances... dementia, unexpected death.
     
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    I would feel compelled to give it back.

    While Christmas shopping this past Christmas, I bought myself a $150 pair of Keen hiking boots. When I got back home, I realized that the clerk had not charged me for the shoes. They were mine free and clear, but I drove 35 minutes each way to bring them back and pay for them.

    I have a very hard time capitalizing on the mistakes of others, I just can't live with it.
     
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    I'd return the cash if I didn't need $43k. I wouldn't feel compelled to sell property back to the original owner if I discovered a vein of gold on it either.
     
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    This really poses a painful dilemma. I "like" to think I would return the money, but I would also like to know (I hope I'm not rationalizing) the circumstances of how the money came to be there. Maybe it was stashed stolen loot, or drug proceeds, or some other situation where the original owner was NOT a deserving person. In this case, it may have been, but then perhaps the "returnee" should have offered a substantial reward to the "returner". After all, they didn't "earn" the windfall, either. But I admit to serious reservations and confliction.
    Of course, with my luck, I'll never have to make this decision. :(
     
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    Not sure how honesty applies to this, if he bought the couch he owned the couch and it's contents. Honesty to my thinking is about being forthright and truthful. Whatever scenario caused a sofa stuffed with cash to end up at a thrift store is reason to question the source of the cash and who the rightful owner was before the thrift shop sale.
     
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    I'd try to give it back-but if I drove up to mansion with a gate and a property fence and guard I might then rethink that. Now I also think in this case, the original family who owned the couch should give the honest guy half of it.
     
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    I’m very honest.
    Unless I’m not.
    In that case how could you believe the first statement.
     
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    If you bought a used car from somebody and they forgot to get their sleeping kid out of the back seat would you keep the kid?
     
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