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(YouTube)   Accidentally leaving $13,238.86 in an NYC taxi cab   (youtube.com) divider line 29
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2012-08-05 03:16:00 PM
And I thought I had bad handwriting.
 
2012-08-05 03:23:42 PM
"before you call me an asshole for forgetting my stuff in a cab consider i'd been traveling for 10 days straight always with a producer who was responsible for the gear. this one time i offered to take it. was distracted w my cell phone, the bags were in the trunk and i was dead tired. these things happen in life."

Asshole, no

Moron
Putz
Idiot
Dumbass
Stupid

yes
 
2012-08-05 03:56:32 PM
 
2012-08-05 04:05:57 PM
img43.imageshack.us

Pffft. Amateur.
 
2012-08-05 05:57:10 PM
Wow, he had a lot of stuff. I like to keep it to money, keys, comb, wallet, lighter, hanky, pen, smokes, rubber and change. @$5
 
2012-08-05 06:15:41 PM
i.imgur.com

/thanks Rincewind53
 
2012-08-05 06:42:45 PM
^^^^ all went well until he HAD to mention GIVING 500 DOLLARS
 
2012-08-05 07:00:41 PM
"Hi, is this Muhammed the taxi drive?"

........yes
 
2012-08-05 07:01:28 PM
I worked at one of Johnson & Wales 'practicum' facilities, an operating country inn. There I was taught a lot of strict rules about hotel operations, including a strict system for dealing with lost and found items. Under the rules:
- All items that are not *clearly* trash or discard items (including perishables) are saved, even if thought worthless.
- The cleaner who finds the items puts it into a bag with the date, room number, and their own name.
- The item is logged with the above information, plus a brief description.
- The item is retained for six months. We *do not* contact the guest about the item, for privacy reasons.
- If the item remains unclaimed after six months, it is offered to the person who found it. If they decline, it then goes into a general pool for anyone on the room cleaning staff to claim. After that, general staff are allowed to claim items declined by the cleaning staff. Management staff are not allowed to claim items until and unless every non-management worker (rooms staff only -- not banquets, sales, etc.) has declined.

When I later worked for a crappy hotel chain in the Boston area, I found their L&F policy vague and inadequate, so I applied the J&W policy. Cleaners were at first reluctant to save items they thought worthless, but adapted to the new stricter policy. One item that was saved was a cheap-looking ring. No one thought it had any value or would be claimed, but the policy said to save it anyway, and it was. It turned out to have substantial sentimental value to whomever accidentally left it behind. The cleaner received a substantial cash reward from the guest.

If it costs you nothing personally to do the right thing, just do it. Never mind the reward, since there usually isn't any. Just knowing that you did the right thing should be enough. But sometimes, there is a material reward anyway, and you should accept that gracefully.
 
2012-08-05 07:13:32 PM
i566.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-05 07:23:59 PM
Three words could have made this whole thing not happen;

YOU

GOT

LUCKY
 
2012-08-05 07:48:52 PM
I'm wondering if it was $13,000 in cash would it have been the same result.
 
2012-08-05 10:05:38 PM

buntz: I'm wondering if it was $13,000 in cash would it have been the same result.



It has before: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8455897.stm



/I prefer the cash cab
 
2012-08-05 10:42:20 PM
I promise you this guy returned it because he wouldn't know what to do with $13,000 worth of camera equipment. It's not like you can throw it on craigslist without getting stung by an undercover cop. Cash and he takes every penny and burns the bag in a barrel out in the country.
 
2012-08-06 03:13:48 AM
i2.cdn.turner.com

13K? it will end up taking up space, i'll give you 300 bucks.

xfinity.comcast.net

250 is top of the mark.
 
2012-08-06 03:22:17 AM

Rincewind53: [i.imgur.com image 481x473]

Blank if anyone wants to do a better job


I would say if this were for the nytimes website it would be done for free in the spare time of the journalist
 
2012-08-06 06:53:45 AM
I don't know, that was slightly heart warming. Most taxi cabs I deal with taking me to the airport in chicago don't give a crap (or hardly speak english, or know what 2am pickup means "Is that night, or next morning?"). I forget stuff, it's gone. I forget to get a receipt for work purposes, call them up, "Oh sure, no problem, I mail".. Never get a receipt, so I'm out cab fare.
 
2012-08-06 11:14:33 AM
White watch? Douche.
 
2012-08-06 02:02:29 PM
We get it. You live in New York.
 
2012-08-06 08:01:32 PM

Tommy Moo: I promise you this guy returned it because he wouldn't know what to do with $13,000 worth of camera equipment. It's not like you can throw it on craigslist without getting stung by an undercover cop. Cash and he takes every penny and burns the bag in a barrel out in the country.


I guess everyone you've never met is a piece of shiat.
 
2012-08-06 09:19:30 PM

Rye_: Tommy Moo: I promise you this guy returned it because he wouldn't know what to do with $13,000 worth of camera equipment. It's not like you can throw it on craigslist without getting stung by an undercover cop. Cash and he takes every penny and burns the bag in a barrel out in the country.

I guess everyone you've never met is a piece of shiat.


You don't have to be a piece of shiat to take $13,000 cash. In fact you pretty much have to be a monk not to. Nearly all decent, honest people would be severely tempted by it.
 
2012-08-07 08:29:10 AM

Tommy Moo: You don't have to be a piece of shiat to take $13,000 cash. In fact you pretty much have to be a monk not to. Nearly all decent, honest people would be severely tempted by it.


I wouldn't, and I actually don't think most people would.

I lose my wallet pretty frequently, at least once a year (I have a terrible memory for stuff like that). I'd estimate I've lost it at least 15 times in my adult life. On all but two occasions I've got it back with all the money inside and I usually have at least a couple hundred bucks in my wallet.

Most people are decent. The only people who think differently tend to be the sort of people who want to believe that everyone is as rotten as them.
 
2012-08-07 09:53:20 AM
and he's Muslim. a southern baptist would have taken the money and run. snicker.
 
2012-08-07 01:28:59 PM

netizencain: White watch? Douche.


LOL. Just what I was thinking.
 
2012-08-07 07:33:21 PM
I lost my wallet in an arcade back in 85,. Just cashed my check..pretty much all the money I had at the time. Went back to the arcade after I had realized I left it on the change machine about an hour later. Went to the guy running the arcade and asked him if he had found a wallet. He said no. After much lamenting and explaining that was all the money I had, he reluctanly produced the wallet with the cash in it from under the counter. I gave him 20 bucks as a reward and decided not to come over the counter at him for trying to steal all I had. I was a dumb kid at the time and stoned. Flash back to approx. a year earlier. I found a wallet with 5000.00 in cash and a cashiers check for an additional 4500.00 in a bathroom at a grocery store. I looked the owner up through his drivers lisc, and returned the money in full. Barely got a thank you, but I did get my wallet back a year later. I have believed in Karma ever since. Do the right thing has always been my motto ever since.
 
2012-08-07 11:53:34 PM

Coiled Hot 1: I have believed in Karma ever since


You believe a mystical, unknown, immeasurable force causes a good thing to happen in somebody's favor if they do a good deed? It was just a coincidence man.
 
2012-08-08 07:05:48 AM

dmars: Coiled Hot 1: I have believed in Karma ever since

You believe a mystical, unknown, immeasurable force causes a good thing to happen in somebody's favor if they do a good deed? It was just a coincidence man.


You say tomato I say tomoto. You miss the point.
 
2012-08-08 05:27:38 PM

Coiled Hot 1: You say tomato I say tomoto. You miss the point.


Tomoto isn't a word. The whole point of your comment is very nice. Do the right thing, I can commend that. Though, your statement about karma is still ridiculous no matter what point you are trying to make.
 
2012-08-08 06:18:11 PM

Tommy Moo: Rye_: Tommy Moo: I promise you this guy returned it because he wouldn't know what to do with $13,000 worth of camera equipment. It's not like you can throw it on craigslist without getting stung by an undercover cop. Cash and he takes every penny and burns the bag in a barrel out in the country.

I guess everyone you've never met is a piece of shiat.

You don't have to be a piece of shiat to take $13,000 cash. In fact you pretty much have to be a monk not to. Nearly all decent, honest people would be severely tempted by it.


People are tempted to do the wrong thing all the time. Rationalize it however you like, but if you take $13,000 cash that doesn't belong to you, you are a thieving piece of shiat.
 
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