How Honest Are You?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Stringbanger, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. BigDaddyLH

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    More seriously ... a friend of mine was on holiday in Japan, and he, absentmindedly, was leaving his fancy SLR camera behind everywhere. People were constantly running after him to hand him back his camera!

    I also saw, when I was in Japan, people getting up in coffee shops to go to the bathroom and leaving their smartphones and laptops alone on tables. I saw this all the time.
     
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    My son found a credit card on the ground in the park by our house. I googled the name and came up with a voter registration site showing her address just around the corner. When she answered the door I asked for her name, when it matched I handed her the card. After she asked how I found her and I told her how, she gave me a look as though she'd have preferred I left it in the park. Oh well.
     
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    You sound like a bitter shut-in with no one to bequeath your considerable analogy skills to.
     
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    "I know which people on this thread I would buy used gear from."

    ---- That right there is funny ---- :):D:lol:

    (and true.....o_O )
     
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    Ever hear of the phrase "morally bankrupt"?
     
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    Unless, of course, the Alzheimer's had kicked in.
     
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    From article:

    Kerby said he didn’t feel right keeping the money. So, he reached out to the store to find out who had donated the couch.

    It turns out, it was Kim Fauth-Newberry. The couch originally belonged to her grandfather, who died last year.​

    I reckon being dead makes you forget a lot of things.
     
  8. RoyBGood

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    Well you're clearly much better off than I am.
     
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    Pshaw!
     
  10. teletail

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    Somebody worked for the money to buy the land. ;)

    what if you found out that the $43,000 was inherited by the people that sold the couch and they hadn’t worked to earn that money?
     
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    ^ Integrity doesn't pay the bills.
     
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  12. kingofdogs1950

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    True, true. The thing is, it was the early '70s when I lost my wallet and there was no internet for searching and the government seemed (at least...) less intrusive and watchful. Little did I know.
    Reminds me of when my roommate in 1972 came home to find two guys rooting around our living room.
    My roomies sez, "Hey! WTF is going on?"
    They were police detectives who said our house had been previously been used for 'criminal activities' and they had, somehow, come to have a copy of our front door key.
    My roomie is naturally looking at the dope tray sitting on the coffee table.
    For whatever reason, the cops ignored the tray. Whew...
    We came to find out that the house had been a big time den of inequity before we moved in.

    Iniquitous Dog on the run
     
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    What if...

    [​IMG]

    I'd say put your foot in it gramps.
     
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    what a strange statement to make. I am sad to see such a thing said as an insult among friends on the TDPRI. It is really true, we are no longer able to discuss anything without resorting to insult and injury.
     
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    my wife once bought a little dictionary-table at the flea market in Brussels. We found a whole bunch of cash money - Belgian francs!! - stashed inside. But when we tried to cash them in, we were told that the bills were so old and out-dated that they were no longer viable as currency, and were of no value at all.

    So next time you stash some money away, think about that!
     
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    Apropos of nothing, my grandfather died in 1987. He had a funky old tool shed full of old man junk including his old penny and farthing collection in a big tin box.
    Later that year a local record store had a promotion on the 20th anniversary of the release of sgt pepper by the Beatles - you could get a copy at the old money price in shillings.
    So in I go with granddad 's copper collection which weighs a bloody ton. Guy in the shop looks at me like I have two heads. I'm not counting that out he says. Then he gives me a copy anyway because of my sheer bloody mindedness in bringing it in. He also made me take it back home with me.
    So let that be lesson to all of you, or something.
     
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    You could say that, but you have absolutely no basis for that opinion. And silly, irrelevant memes don't help your case. ;)

    But I come here for fun and putting you on my ignore list will be fun. :D
     
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    Woosh. I'm sure I will be in good company.
     
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    I was only being honest in my comment on what was said. I don't believe that heredity necessarily grants heir or for that matter that being frank or honest is not discussing something with civility. I called no one a name, I was the one accused of lacking integrity and mocked for being a shut-in which I took with a smile. I've been involved with probate both as executor and bystander, inheritance destroyed my deceased wife's life so I have opinions. Windfalls of cash are not good for everyone. I respect the law and fate. It's only money after all and not anything of real value. Maybe honesty isn't welcome in the cafe?
     
  20. Mexitele Blues

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    I appreciate you taking the time to type out your thoughts. I don't believe I accused you of lacking integrity, only pointed out that the virtue being discussed in this thread had been misidentified. However, I'm not sure you can lay claim to being mocked while denying calling me names.

    Your life experience in relation to this thread matters, and while the internet is not always conducive to sincere discussion, it becomes a better place when it happens.
     
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