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Would you have handed it in ?

Old Aug 24th 2011, 8:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Wanderer5 View Post
I handed a woman's purse in to a library enquiry desk once. When it was reclaimed, its rightful owner asked who had handed it in? She then came over to me and offered me 'reward money', and seemed offended when I refused it.

I don't know - maybe I'll go to heaven now for my righteousness, but I was uneasy with the idea that honesty can be bought
Would have done the same. I agree that honesty is given and not paid for. Now, if I happen to find a million or so, a reward would be nice.
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Old Aug 24th 2011, 8:39 pm
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I agree about the Karma thing. People who don't hand these things in can only expect the same treatment back. When we were in green park a few years ago we found a wallet by an icecream stall. We decided to take it to the police around horse guards rather than leave it with the stall guy. We found to owner sight seeing at horse guards. He looked amazed that a) he had lost it and not noticed b) we were giving it back.
A few weeks after that I stupidly walked away from a cashpoint without taking my cash and the man behind me ran after me with it. See, karma!
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Old Aug 25th 2011, 10:11 am
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...reading all these posts, its nice to know there are so many honest people in the world

It reminds me of a story I once read about the 16th US President Abraham 'Honest Abe' Lincoln. As a lad, he worked in a shop and one day he mistakenly overcharged a customer.

Although it was only 'chump change', 'Honest Abe' trudged, on foot, through difficult terrain, to make sure the customer was refunded his money.

I wonder how many US presidential candidates next year will say "I did that too!"
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Old Aug 25th 2011, 2:13 pm
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Default Re: Would you have handed it in ?

Originally Posted by Wanderer5 View Post
...reading all these posts, its nice to know there are so many honest people in the world

It reminds me of a story I once read about the 16th US President Abraham 'Honest Abe' Lincoln. As a lad, he worked in a shop and one day he mistakenly overcharged a customer.

Although it was only 'chump change', 'Honest Abe' trudged, on foot, through difficult terrain, to make sure the customer was refunded his money.

I wonder how many US presidential candidates next year will say "I did that too!"
Actually, there's only one I could imagine it possible of - Bill Clinton. IMHO, he is, for all his descent into the abyss of politics, still just an "ole' country boy", I think.
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Old Aug 25th 2011, 4:51 pm
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Actually, there's only one I could imagine it possible of - Bill Clinton. IMHO, he is, for all his descent into the abyss of politics, still just an "ole' country boy", I think.
Maybe Jimmy Carter as well. He seemed a decent enough sort of person for a politician.
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Old Aug 25th 2011, 5:33 pm
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Maybe Jimmy Carter as well. He seemed a decent enough sort of person for a politician.
Well...maybe Richard M Nixon "would have handed it in" once (at least) - after all he came from a hard-working background, before the "just don't get caught" days of his presidency and Watergate
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Maybe Jimmy Carter as well. He seemed a decent enough sort of person for a politician.
Yes, maybe so. He was possibly just too naive to be President, that was all.
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Old Aug 26th 2011, 12:18 pm
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Maybe Jimmy Carter as well. He seemed a decent enough sort of person for a politician.
He does seem a decent sort of man which is probably why he was not a very successful president.
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Old Aug 31st 2011, 10:46 pm
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He does seem a decent sort of man which is probably why he was not a very successful president.
LOL so true...are there any decent moral men/women in power these days? they've all been fiddling their expenses or their PA's these days!
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LOL so true...are there any decent moral men/women in power these days?
Were there any in previous days?
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Old Sep 1st 2011, 1:16 am
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Default Re: Would you have handed it in ?

Not only would I have handed it in, but I'd have slipped an extra tenner in there just to compensate the owner for the pain and suffering of being parted from it.
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Old Sep 1st 2011, 1:17 am
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Not only would I have handed it in, but I'd have slipped an extra tenner in there just to compensate the owner for the pain and suffering of being parted from it.
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Old Sep 1st 2011, 1:20 am
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Not only would I have handed it in, but I'd have slipped an extra tenner in there just to compensate the owner for the pain and suffering of being parted from it.
Can we arrange for me to lose my wallet somewhere in your vicinity?
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Old Sep 1st 2011, 1:20 am
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I wouldn't have handed it in. Anybody daft enough to be a Reading fan, deserves to be parted from their valuables.

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