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(Great Falls Tribune)   Four teenagers find wallet containing $700 cash in field, go on wild spending spree. Just kidding; they turned it in to its owner, who needed the cash to pay rent. Free ice cream for everybody   (greatfallstribune.com) divider line 69
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2012-07-04 11:49:35 PM
Carrying $700 worth of cash to pay your rent seems pretty risky. Wouldn't a check suffice?

On an unrelated note, many Japanese routinely carry around that much money. It's just their 'walking around' money.
 
2012-07-04 11:49:58 PM
great feel good story for a slow news day.
 
2012-07-04 11:51:35 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Wouldn't a check suffice?


picardasciifacepalm.org
//who the f*ck writes checks any moar
 
2012-07-04 11:52:12 PM
Now that's what I call a sticky situation.
 
2012-07-04 11:52:59 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Carrying $700 worth of cash to pay your rent seems pretty risky. Wouldn't a check suffice?


FTFA: "which contained more than $700 from a paycheck he'd just cashed,"

this guy wouldn't know a checking account if it bit him in the wallet.
 
2012-07-04 11:56:17 PM
Sweet! Now they get free ice cream all the time since it's in walking distance.

/Lucky kids
//Cold Stone is good stuff
 
2012-07-05 12:01:20 AM
"Teenagers" and "good Samaritans" in the same sentence? Wow.
 
2012-07-05 12:02:18 AM
good on them, restores my hope for the younger set.

/git off my lawn
 
2012-07-05 12:02:50 AM

urban.derelict: AverageAmericanGuy: Wouldn't a check suffice?

picardasciifacepalm.org
//who the f*ck writes checks any moar


I write rent checks.. that is the ONLY form of payment by ~120 unit apt complex will take. No direct debit. Nothing fancy like that. I'm using checks from 2 addresses back..

Guy in the article likely paid a fee at a check cashing place sadly..
 
2012-07-05 12:03:46 AM
"I hooked them up with some free ice cream," Cleveland said.

I bet Cleveland gets fired tomorrow for giving away ice cream.
 
2012-07-05 12:08:48 AM
Four Great Falls teenagers have proved that while their age group might get a bad rap for being music-blaring, text-crazy, lazy individuals, they're still capable of doing good in the world.

That little rant is completely unnecessary. Actually, the whole first paragraph reminds me of one of Andy Rooney's sour, ageist turds, only this time with a bit of garnish and whipped cream.
 
2012-07-05 12:11:39 AM
Just dropped my wallet in front of an REI a week ago.
I figured it was long gone until REI called to let me know some dude turned it in.

Humanity is not lost...yet.
 
2012-07-05 12:17:30 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Carrying $700 worth of cash to pay your rent seems pretty risky. Wouldn't a check suffice?

On an unrelated note, many Japanese routinely carry around that much money. It's just their 'walking around' money.


Unless you have a full time job with direct deposit, checking accounts that don't fark you over are fairly hard to get.

If you aren't in school, most banks will charge something stupid like $10-20 a month in fees to open a checking account without direct deposit or a high minimum balance like $20,000 in the account.
 
2012-07-05 12:19:11 AM
Sadly lots of people can't get a checking account. It's nice these kids did the right thing. When I was unemployed I found $60 on the floor of a bar, and it was tempting to pocket it. It still felt better returning it to its owner.
 
2012-07-05 12:20:39 AM
Sorry, but I'm gonna called it bullshiats!
No teenagers would turned down $700 farking dollars in cash. Not in this day and age.
 
2012-07-05 12:22:45 AM

fugeeface: good on them, restores my hope for the younger set.

/git off my lawn


This.

Nice to see the younger generation is turning out to be less dickish than my generation.
 
2012-07-05 12:25:45 AM
So at least one of them has a decent perent.

This is good to hear.
 
2012-07-05 12:25:47 AM

RogermcAllen: AverageAmericanGuy: Carrying $700 worth of cash to pay your rent seems pretty risky. Wouldn't a check suffice?

On an unrelated note, many Japanese routinely carry around that much money. It's just their 'walking around' money.

Unless you have a full time job with direct deposit, checking accounts that don't fark you over are fairly hard to get.

If you aren't in school, most banks will charge something stupid like $10-20 a month in fees to open a checking account without direct deposit or a high minimum balance like $20,000 in the account.


My credit union requires me to keep a minimum of $100 in my savings account, but the only requirement I have for my checking account is not to overdraw it. I certainly don't have $20k in either account, and I don't have direct deposit either (small town, so walking to the credit union is on the way to the bank).

I hadn't realized that checking accounts were so hard to get at a bank.
 
2012-07-05 12:26:16 AM
A couple months ago, I found one of those little mini-purse things in a shopping cart and I have no idea how much (if any) money was in it. Just took it to the customer service counter unopened because the contents were irrelevant. Even if that little bag was packed with hundreds, it wouldn't have been enough to be worth the possibility of having a grainy photo of me show up on the evening news.

OTOH, if I run across a heavy canvas sack with a dollar sign on it, that baby's comin' with me. Morality has a sliding scale.
 
2012-07-05 12:28:20 AM

aspAddict: fugeeface: good on them, restores my hope for the younger set.

/git off my lawn

This.

Nice to see the younger generation is turning out to be less dickish than my generation.


You're so sweet!
Would you like to buy a bridge?

/shakes head.
 
2012-07-05 12:30:58 AM

RogermcAllen: AverageAmericanGuy: Carrying $700 worth of cash to pay your rent seems pretty risky. Wouldn't a check suffice?

On an unrelated note, many Japanese routinely carry around that much money. It's just their 'walking around' money.

Unless you have a full time job with direct deposit, checking accounts that don't fark you over are fairly hard to get.

If you aren't in school, most banks will charge something stupid like $10-20 a month in fees to open a checking account without direct deposit or a high minimum balance like $20,000 in the account.


That is why you open an account at a CREDIT UNION!

/Where you area partner not the product
 
2012-07-05 12:32:36 AM

Fecal Conservative: RogermcAllen: AverageAmericanGuy: Carrying $700 worth of cash to pay your rent seems pretty risky. Wouldn't a check suffice?

On an unrelated note, many Japanese routinely carry around that much money. It's just their 'walking around' money.

Unless you have a full time job with direct deposit, checking accounts that don't fark you over are fairly hard to get.

If you aren't in school, most banks will charge something stupid like $10-20 a month in fees to open a checking account without direct deposit or a high minimum balance like $20,000 in the account.

That is why you open an account at a CREDIT UNION!

/Where you are a partner not the product

//FTFM
 
2012-07-05 12:33:56 AM

RogermcAllen: AverageAmericanGuy: Carrying $700 worth of cash to pay your rent seems pretty risky. Wouldn't a check suffice?

On an unrelated note, many Japanese routinely carry around that much money. It's just their 'walking around' money.

Unless you have a full time job with direct deposit, checking accounts that don't fark you over are fairly hard to get.

If you aren't in school, most banks will charge something stupid like $10-20 a month in fees to open a checking account without direct deposit or a high minimum balance like $20,000 in the account.


Come on. There's no need for hyperbole. Even Chase only requires $1,500 minimum daily balance (or $500 in direct deposit, or $5,000 in savings/investment) and I'm pretty sure they're the Great Satan of banking.
 
2012-07-05 12:37:26 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Carrying $700 worth of cash to pay your rent seems pretty risky. Wouldn't a check suffice?

On an unrelated note, many Japanese routinely carry around that much money. It's just their 'walking around' money.


My gf and I live together and she usually writes the rent check and I just give her cash. So once a month I am walking home from my bank with $1000 in my pocket. There is no reason to drive because it's 5 blocks away. If I was stupid enough to lose it I would shiat myself if I got it back, especially in my ghetto ass neighborhood where I have had 4 attempted muggings against me in the last 2 years.
 
2012-07-05 12:46:01 AM

jtown: RogermcAllen: AverageAmericanGuy: Carrying $700 worth of cash to pay your rent seems pretty risky. Wouldn't a check suffice?

On an unrelated note, many Japanese routinely carry around that much money. It's just their 'walking around' money.

Unless you have a full time job with direct deposit, checking accounts that don't fark you over are fairly hard to get.

If you aren't in school, most banks will charge something stupid like $10-20 a month in fees to open a checking account without direct deposit or a high minimum balance like $20,000 in the account.

Come on. There's no need for hyperbole. Even Chase only requires $1,500 minimum daily balance (or $500 in direct deposit, or $5,000 in savings/investment) and I'm pretty sure they're the Great Satan of banking.


My mistake. Looking at a few of the other majors $1,500 seems about average.

I missed that lowest level because you don't actually get free checks with that account, only a debit card.
 
2012-07-05 12:46:50 AM
I keep saying that if we put all the members of congress at an Ice Cream Buffett we would be better off.

Ice Cream solves problems, & if you got a problem with that lets discuss it over Ice Cream.
 
2012-07-05 12:50:27 AM
Erder: I write rent checks.. that is the ONLY form of payment by ~120 unit apt complex will take. No direct debit. Nothing fancy like that. I'm using checks from 2 addresses back.

Billpay at your bank, add them as a payee (because the bank won't be able to find them).

Schedule a payment for them, and the bank will draft (print) a check and mail it to them for on on your behalf.

Rent gets paid and you can put your checkbook away until you run into something that only takes checks and can't be scheduled.
 
2012-07-05 12:51:24 AM
// I'm down to writing a single paper check per year. These last three chekbooks are going to last me FOREVER!
 
2012-07-05 01:00:45 AM

titwrench: AverageAmericanGuy: Carrying $700 worth of cash to pay your rent seems pretty risky. Wouldn't a check suffice?

On an unrelated note, many Japanese routinely carry around that much money. It's just their 'walking around' money.

My gf and I live together and she usually writes the rent check and I just give her cash. So once a month I am walking home from my bank with $1000 in my pocket. There is no reason to drive because it's 5 blocks away. If I was stupid enough to lose it I would shiat myself if I got it back, especially in my ghetto ass neighborhood where I have had 4 attempted muggings against me in the last 2 years.


1000 dollar rent in a ghetto neighborhood?
 
2012-07-05 01:05:59 AM

libranoelrose: titwrench: AverageAmericanGuy: Carrying $700 worth of cash to pay your rent seems pretty risky. Wouldn't a check suffice?

On an unrelated note, many Japanese routinely carry around that much money. It's just their 'walking around' money.

My gf and I live together and she usually writes the rent check and I just give her cash. So once a month I am walking home from my bank with $1000 in my pocket. There is no reason to drive because it's 5 blocks away. If I was stupid enough to lose it I would shiat myself if I got it back, especially in my ghetto ass neighborhood where I have had 4 attempted muggings against me in the last 2 years.

1000 dollar rent in a ghetto neighborhood?


You know. Like Bellevue or Kirkland.
 
2012-07-05 01:12:32 AM

libranoelrose: titwrench: AverageAmericanGuy: Carrying $700 worth of cash to pay your rent seems pretty risky. Wouldn't a check suffice?

On an unrelated note, many Japanese routinely carry around that much money. It's just their 'walking around' money.

My gf and I live together and she usually writes the rent check and I just give her cash. So once a month I am walking home from my bank with $1000 in my pocket. There is no reason to drive because it's 5 blocks away. If I was stupid enough to lose it I would shiat myself if I got it back, especially in my ghetto ass neighborhood where I have had 4 attempted muggings against me in the last 2 years.

1000 dollar rent in a ghetto neighborhood?


It's San Diego. Anything more than a studio will cost you $1000 or more in the ghetto. We have a 3 bedroom so $2000 is nothing.
 
2012-07-05 01:31:06 AM
"We decided if we'd lost our wallet, we would want somebody to return it,"

Everything you need to know about being a decent human being can be found right there in that sentence.
 
2012-07-05 01:32:34 AM
I love to hear this. It gives me hope. I wasn't as good as these kids growing up, but learned my lesson. When i was about 10 or 11(79 or 80) my parents were grocery shopping at Fry's(They used to be a grocery place before they went to electronics), when wandering the aisles I saw a 10$ bill(FindersKeepers!). I picked it up, and went to the drug store next door, and bought myself a whole crapload of football and baseball card packs, and opened them. After, i went back into the grocery store to find my mom and dad, and they were talking to this lady who was in tears. She went to the store with her $10 to feed her and her family for the week, but now couldn't find it. I felt like such shiat, and told them all i had found the $10, but had already spent it. My parents gave her a $20 if I remember right, and she was thankful, and thanked me for being honest. I thought I was going to be in trouble with my parents, but wasn't. Instead they gave me the big talk on "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you". It stuck, but now and then I find myself not adhering to that when i troll on the internet from time to time. Mainly because trolling is funny.
 
2012-07-05 01:48:52 AM

titwrench: libranoelrose: titwrench: AverageAmericanGuy: Carrying $700 worth of cash to pay your rent seems pretty risky. Wouldn't a check suffice?

On an unrelated note, many Japanese routinely carry around that much money. It's just their 'walking around' money.

My gf and I live together and she usually writes the rent check and I just give her cash. So once a month I am walking home from my bank with $1000 in my pocket. There is no reason to drive because it's 5 blocks away. If I was stupid enough to lose it I would shiat myself if I got it back, especially in my ghetto ass neighborhood where I have had 4 attempted muggings against me in the last 2 years.

1000 dollar rent in a ghetto neighborhood?

It's San Diego. Anything more than a studio will cost you $1000 or more in the ghetto. We have a 3 bedroom so $2000 is nothing.


I visited SD a few years ago. It's a beautiful place (mostly). $2000 a month has got to wrench your tit, though.
 
2012-07-05 02:00:38 AM

libranoelrose: titwrench: libranoelrose: titwrench: AverageAmericanGuy: Carrying $700 worth of cash to pay your rent seems pretty risky. Wouldn't a check suffice?

On an unrelated note, many Japanese routinely carry around that much money. It's just their 'walking around' money.

My gf and I live together and she usually writes the rent check and I just give her cash. So once a month I am walking home from my bank with $1000 in my pocket. There is no reason to drive because it's 5 blocks away. If I was stupid enough to lose it I would shiat myself if I got it back, especially in my ghetto ass neighborhood where I have had 4 attempted muggings against me in the last 2 years.

1000 dollar rent in a ghetto neighborhood?

It's San Diego. Anything more than a studio will cost you $1000 or more in the ghetto. We have a 3 bedroom so $2000 is nothing.

I visited SD a few years ago. It's a beautiful place (mostly). $2000 a month has got to wrench your tit, though.


For $2000 a month though, you might be able to pick your own lemons off a tree. So worth it. Just ask the idiots who stay in CA. They are so much better off moving to WA and OR.
 
2012-07-05 02:17:39 AM

muck4doo: libranoelrose: titwrench: libranoelrose: titwrench: AverageAmericanGuy: Carrying $700 worth of cash to pay your rent seems pretty risky. Wouldn't a check suffice?

On an unrelated note, many Japanese routinely carry around that much money. It's just their 'walking around' money.

My gf and I live together and she usually writes the rent check and I just give her cash. So once a month I am walking home from my bank with $1000 in my pocket. There is no reason to drive because it's 5 blocks away. If I was stupid enough to lose it I would shiat myself if I got it back, especially in my ghetto ass neighborhood where I have had 4 attempted muggings against me in the last 2 years.

1000 dollar rent in a ghetto neighborhood?

It's San Diego. Anything more than a studio will cost you $1000 or more in the ghetto. We have a 3 bedroom so $2000 is nothing.

I visited SD a few years ago. It's a beautiful place (mostly). $2000 a month has got to wrench your tit, though.

For $2000 a month though, you might be able to pick your own lemons off a tree. So worth it. Just ask the idiots who stay in CA. They are so much better off moving to WA and OR.


You sound like a dick.
 
2012-07-05 02:20:53 AM

muck4doo: I love to hear this. It gives me hope. I wasn't as good as these kids growing up, but learned my lesson. When i was about 10 or 11(79 or 80) my parents were grocery shopping at Fry's(They used to be a grocery place before they went to electronics), when wandering the aisles I saw a 10$ bill(FindersKeepers!). I picked it up, and went to the drug store next door, and bought myself a whole crapload of football and baseball card packs, and opened them. After, i went back into the grocery store to find my mom and dad, and they were talking to this lady who was in tears. She went to the store with her $10 to feed her and her family for the week, but now couldn't find it. I felt like such shiat, and told them all i had found the $10, but had already spent it. My parents gave her a $20 if I remember right, and she was thankful, and thanked me for being honest. I thought I was going to be in trouble with my parents, but wasn't. Instead they gave me the big talk on "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you". It stuck, but now and then I find myself not adhering to that when i troll on the internet from time to time. Mainly because trolling is funny.


Fry's Grocery and Fry's Electronics are two different entities. Did you get your ass warmed up? Because you should have!
 
2012-07-05 02:23:59 AM

muck4doo: because trolling is funny.


I see now.

Thanks.
 
2012-07-05 03:28:18 AM
Found money is the best money.

(Best I did was $2 in a wallet and I gave it back....holding out for the suitcase of drug money)
 
2012-07-05 04:23:45 AM

Erder: urban.derelict: AverageAmericanGuy: Wouldn't a check suffice?

picardasciifacepalm.org
//who the f*ck writes checks any moar

I write rent checks.. that is the ONLY form of payment by ~120 unit apt complex will take. No direct debit. Nothing fancy like that. I'm using checks from 2 addresses back..

Guy in the article likely paid a fee at a check cashing place sadly..


(emphasis added) This! I finally broke down and got some new checks printed because they had the wrong address, wrong phone number, and the wrong spouse. but yeah I write like 1 check a year.

hestheone: Found money is the best money.

(Best I did was $2 in a wallet and I gave it back....holding out for the suitcase of drug money)


Was it a $2 bill? Good thing you didn't try to use it at Taco Bell...
 
2012-07-05 04:57:41 AM

Linkster: muck4doo: I love to hear this. It gives me hope. I wasn't as good as these kids growing up, but learned my lesson. When i was about 10 or 11(79 or 80) my parents were grocery shopping at Fry's(They used to be a grocery place before they went to electronics), when wandering the aisles I saw a 10$ bill(FindersKeepers!). I picked it up, and went to the drug store next door, and bought myself a whole crapload of football and baseball card packs, and opened them. After, i went back into the grocery store to find my mom and dad, and they were talking to this lady who was in tears. She went to the store with her $10 to feed her and her family for the week, but now couldn't find it. I felt like such shiat, and told them all i had found the $10, but had already spent it. My parents gave her a $20 if I remember right, and she was thankful, and thanked me for being honest. I thought I was going to be in trouble with my parents, but wasn't. Instead they gave me the big talk on "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you". It stuck, but now and then I find myself not adhering to that when i troll on the internet from time to time. Mainly because trolling is funny.

Fry's Grocery and Fry's Electronics are two different entities. Did you get your ass warmed up? Because you should have!


And yet I still consistently find idiots like you and others. 8 years going! Yes!
 
2012-07-05 05:02:09 AM

Linkster: muck4doo: I love to hear this. It gives me hope. I wasn't as good as these kids growing up, but learned my lesson. When i was about 10 or 11(79 or 80) my parents were grocery shopping at Fry's(They used to be a grocery place before they went to electronics), when wandering the aisles I saw a 10$ bill(FindersKeepers!). I picked it up, and went to the drug store next door, and bought myself a whole crapload of football and baseball card packs, and opened them. After, i went back into the grocery store to find my mom and dad, and they were talking to this lady who was in tears. She went to the store with her $10 to feed her and her family for the week, but now couldn't find it. I felt like such shiat, and told them all i had found the $10, but had already spent it. My parents gave her a $20 if I remember right, and she was thankful, and thanked me for being honest. I thought I was going to be in trouble with my parents, but wasn't. Instead they gave me the big talk on "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you". It stuck, but now and then I find myself not adhering to that when i troll on the internet from time to time. Mainly because trolling is funny.

Fry's Grocery and Fry's Electronics are two different entities. Did you get your ass warmed up? Because you should have!


Hurrr hurr hurrr. Hurr hurr hurr hurrr. Might as well just post that. What did i state in the comment above(if you can remember that far)?
 
2012-07-05 05:29:07 AM
titwrench: It's San Diego. Anything more than a studio will cost you $1000 or more in the ghetto. We have a 3 bedroom so $2000 is nothing.

I'm trying to figure out what ghetto in San Diego has $1000 for 1BRs (which is 1 size step above studio).

I don't live in the ghetto and people rent out their 2 BR, 1000 square feet condos for around $1200.

So I'm guessing this ghetto must be up north. Like San Marcos or Vista.
 
2012-07-05 05:32:21 AM
People should never carry more cash than they can afford to lose.
 
2012-07-05 06:00:51 AM

Harry_Seldon: People should never carry more cash than $10


FTFY
 
2012-07-05 07:21:11 AM

Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: RogermcAllen: AverageAmericanGuy: Carrying $700 worth of cash to pay your rent seems pretty risky. Wouldn't a check suffice?

On an unrelated note, many Japanese routinely carry around that much money. It's just their 'walking around' money.

Unless you have a full time job with direct deposit, checking accounts that don't fark you over are fairly hard to get.

If you aren't in school, most banks will charge something stupid like $10-20 a month in fees to open a checking account without direct deposit or a high minimum balance like $20,000 in the account.

My credit union requires me to keep a minimum of $100 in my savings account, but the only requirement I have for my checking account is not to overdraw it. I certainly don't have $20k in either account, and I don't have direct deposit either (small town, so walking to the credit union is on the way to the bank).

I hadn't realized that checking accounts were so hard to get at a bank.


Wells Fargo doesn't chage me $10-$20 a month or any money a month AT ALL for checking. and there's no minimum either. i know cause i only have $14 in there
 
2012-07-05 07:58:26 AM

aspAddict: fugeeface: good on them, restores my hope for the younger set.

/git off my lawn

This.

Nice to see the younger generation is turning out to be less dickish than my generation.


Thirded.
 
2012-07-05 08:29:55 AM
I would have been more likely to turn that wallet in as a teenager than I would now.
 
2012-07-05 09:07:43 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Carrying $700 worth of cash to pay your rent seems pretty risky. Wouldn't a check suffice?


7.7% of Americans have no banking services at all. 25% have accounts, but rely on alternative banking services.

For people who can't maintain a minimum balance for whatever reason, bank accounts are f*cking expensive.
 
2012-07-05 09:21:05 AM
why not use an e-wallettidbits.com
 
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