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2013-02-14 05:11:48 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I'm a newspaper pressman


What's a "newspaper"?
 
2013-02-14 05:13:26 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I'm a newspaper pressman

What's a "newspaper"?


I think  it's that paper covering for the exam tables used in doctor offices
 
2013-02-14 05:13:52 PM

Mikey1969: My last job, I would get Tech Tickets that said:

Subject: Not working
Details: Not working


We get many of those.  And then they gripe when was ask for details, logs, etc.

I got one last week that just had a screen shot.  No error.  Nothing obviously wrong.  No notes, no highlights, nothing.  I felt like I was playing one of those "find the things that are wrong with this picture" games.

Which I normally enjoy.  When I don't have farking work to do.

/threadjack
 
2013-02-14 05:14:26 PM
They goodness for the internet and personal blogging/twitt/??...
Or else the world would never have known that this dude got his panties in a wad about not receiving the gracious grattitude he thought he was due!!
Who gives a F***!!!!
 
2013-02-14 05:14:48 PM
So the moral of the thread is, if you do something and you aren't immediately rewarded in kind by some asshole, that makes everyone an asshole and you shouldn't bother Doing the Right Thing, and in fact you should perpetuate the shiattyness out of a strange sense of karmic justice.

Who cares if they don't thank you? It would bother me knowing that I did the sort of thing that would piss me off if I saw someone doing it to me. And, amazingly, I still feel this way even when someone HAS done that thing to me in the past. It's almost like one person doesn't represent everyone else. Do unto others and all that.

/not religious, even though many consider that a requisite for a conscience
 
2013-02-14 05:15:43 PM
I've found wallets a few times in my life. I always turn then into lost and found, but consider the missing cash my way of incentivizing you ti keep track of your things.
 
2013-02-14 05:17:45 PM

KangTheMad: Sin_City_Superhero: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I'm a newspaper pressman

What's a "newspaper"?

I think  it's that paper covering for the exam tables used in doctor offices


No, it's a delivery system for coupons those extreme couponers use.
 
2013-02-14 05:20:44 PM

numbone: Just wish I had half the money that I have lost.

[www.forextv.com image 397x599]


I wouldn't say that you lost it, Bob.
 
2013-02-14 05:20:50 PM

Yuri Futanari: I've got a CSB about how my life got completely changed by a stolen wallet.  It was in west Philly on a basketball court where I was shooting with some friends.  There was a wallet sitting by the side of the court and when I went to pick it up, some guys who were obviously up to no good came by and started making trouble.  They said that was their wallet when it obviously wasn't, and when we refused to give it up we got into a huge brawl.  At one point one of the big ones picked me up and spun me around like I was nothing, it was absolutely crazy.

Well because of this my aunt, who I was living with, freaked out.  She sent me to live with some relatives in California.  My entire life, flipped-turned upside down, because of some stupid wallet.


userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2013-02-14 05:21:04 PM

wxboy: As always in these things, we only have one side's story, which we usually accept at face value as absolute, complete truth.


It's hard to imagine what the other side of this story possibly could have been.

No matter what is going on with the other person, the correct response is always "Thank you." Nobody says the finder deserves more than simple gratitude for returning one's property, but your Weeners should not be "There better not be anything missing."

And if you are the finder, your expectation should not be more than a simple "Thank you." If your expectation for doing a simple polite deed is some kind of reward, then you should become a bounty hunter. The correct response is, "You're welcome."
 
2013-02-14 05:21:31 PM
If I didn't know until reading the comments why this was rude, am I now rude by proxy or just prone?
 
2013-02-14 05:22:41 PM
I once found a wallet; it was right where I left it.
 
2013-02-14 05:22:50 PM

wademh: sandi_fish: I found a wallet in a Walmart parking lot with $240.00 or so in it.  Drove it to the ladies house after work, she looked inside, checked for the cash and said "thanks" and shut the door.  I learned my lesson that day.

What lesson did you learn? Did you need a cookie for doing the right thing?
Be an adult.


I learned that next time, the person can come to my house, instead of me being inconvenienced, using my own gas, and unappreciated.  See, that's being a reasonable adult.
 
2013-02-14 05:22:56 PM

Zombie DJ: FTFA: "Never judge a book by its cover."

"You can't judge a book by its cover? Yes you can! That's why books have them!"
- Jim Norton


True. If you judge books by their covers, you'll be right way more often than not.
 
2013-02-14 05:24:28 PM

WayneKerr: I once found a wallet; it was right where I left it.


I guess you were right in where you left it.
 
2013-02-14 05:25:23 PM
Actually, the person with $1,200 cash who loses it is almost ALWAYS the douchebag, regardless of appearance.
 
2013-02-14 05:25:44 PM
I found a wallet and by doing some detective work via Facebook and Linkedin managed to track the girl down. Made arrangements to meet that evening outside of a cafe to give it back. She was incredibly thankful and gracious and didn't think twice that I may have taken anything. I even said "it looks like everything is still there, cards, ID, etc but I didn't know how much cash you had in the first place." She said "I don't even care about the cash, just glad to get it back."

No, we didn't bang afterward, but that would be a CSB.
 
2013-02-14 05:26:03 PM
Heh, Sin_City_Superhero, KangTheMad, and jst3p, I'd have clicked the "Smart" button on your posts, if it only had three more letters, "A-S-S" :)
 
2013-02-14 05:26:46 PM

you are a puppet: I found a wallet once on the curb while jogging, and I flip it open and see only the drivers license. Didn't look to see what else was in it. The address was close to the number of the mailbox in my line of vision, so I just walked down and rang the doorbell. Guy answers, same face on the license, I tell him I found his wallet 8 houses down on the curb and he flips it open and in a panic tells me the cash is missing, where's the $300. I tell him I didn't even look in it and he calls me a liar, says nobody would just not look, says to give him his money back. He grabs the collar of my shirt and I instinctively charge him, inside his house, ramming his head into the wall. I fall backwards from the impact, and when I look up the dude is motionless. I drove his skull against some sort of hook apparently, must have gone straight through his brain, killing him instantly. Not knowing what to do, I grabbed his wallet and got the fark out of there. I look in it when I get home and crazy thing is, the $300 is still in there. Used it to buy a ps3.



Happens more often than you might think. I bet that guy wont ever lose his wallet again.
 
2013-02-14 05:29:06 PM
taurusowner: Band shirts to concerts.

You're wearing that shirt?  You're wearing the shirt, of the band your going to see, at their concert?  Don't be that guy!

/Gutter is a tool!
 
2013-02-14 05:29:49 PM
When in high school my buddy found a purse at taco bell. He cleaned out all the cash and left her purse in her driveway that night.

We ate a lot of taco bell that week.
 
2013-02-14 05:30:27 PM

Gyrfalcon: wxboy: As always in these things, we only have one side's story, which we usually accept at face value as absolute, complete truth.

It's hard to imagine what the other side of this story possibly could have been.

No matter what is going on with the other person, the correct response is always "Thank you." Nobody says the finder deserves more than simple gratitude for returning one's property, but your Weeners should not be "There better not be anything missing."

And if you are the finder, your expectation should not be more than a simple "Thank you." If your expectation for doing a simple polite deed is some kind of reward, then you should become a bounty hunter. The correct response is, "You're welcome."


OWNED!
 
2013-02-14 05:30:29 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Heh, Sin_City_Superhero, KangTheMad, and jst3p, I'd have clicked the "Smart" button on your posts, if it only had three more letters, "A-S-S" :)


You could throw out a TF sponsorship.

//shameless plug
///well...nearly shameless
 
2013-02-14 05:31:47 PM
I'm walking through Costco last month, and as one of the employees with a broom walks by, he quietly/clearly says my first name. I'm shocked and turn my head, but figure it's nothing.
He walks by me a few seconds later and again, clearly, I hear my first name. Weird.
Happens a third time, since I'm now standing still at a clothing table to see how this plays out. Why do I keep hearing my name?

He walks by and I clearly hear my entire name - first and last. No question. I look right at him...
He says, "Are you..." and I nod, trying to figure out where I've met this guy before...

He smiles and holds up my Amex card (with my name on it) that had fallen out of my pocket onto the Costco floor.

Thanks, dude. You're way cool.
 
2013-02-14 05:31:56 PM
"I hope it's all there" is not "I hope you didn't steal any of it."  The former would be the first thought to cross anyone's mind.

Props to detailer for figuring out how to get swag for his honesty.
 
2013-02-14 05:32:01 PM

I_C_Weener: So, did we ever get an answer on whether it was all there?


Why would someone take part of it? Was it marked "Need a hundred, take a hundred / Have a hundred, leave a hundred?"
 
2013-02-14 05:32:47 PM

Gyrfalcon: wxboy: As always in these things, we only have one side's story, which we usually accept at face value as absolute, complete truth.

It's hard to imagine what the other side of this story possibly could have been.

No matter what is going on with the other person, the correct response is always "Thank you." Nobody says the finder deserves more than simple gratitude for returning one's property, but your Weeners should not be "There better not be anything missing."

And if you are the finder, your expectation should not be more than a simple "Thank you." If your expectation for doing a simple polite deed is some kind of reward, then you should become a bounty hunter. The correct response is, "You're welcome."


Maybe the person who lost the money did say "thank you". Maybe his comment about hoping all the money was in there was not meant to be an insult, but rather a statement of fact. If you had lost cash and someone returned the envelope that was holding it, wouldn't you hope all the cash was in there? But then the finder may have felt slighted because he wasn't given a reward, so he goes on Facebook and made up a little story to stir up reaction.

I'm certainly not saying that this is what happened, but it shouldn't be difficult for anyone to imagine that this could happen. People make up stories all the time to try to elicit an emotional response.
 
2013-02-14 05:33:13 PM
I would have hoped it was all there also.
 
2013-02-14 05:33:34 PM
My last CSB.

I was leaving a bar last night and saw $20 sitting in the automated ATM machine.

score. board.

/I've heard never do ATM
 
2013-02-14 05:35:18 PM
And this is news how?
 
2013-02-14 05:35:37 PM

KangTheMad: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Heh, Sin_City_Superhero, KangTheMad, and jst3p, I'd have clicked the "Smart" button on your posts, if it only had three more letters, "A-S-S" :)

You could throw out a TF sponsorship.

//shameless plug
///well...nearly shameless


Heh, if steamships were a dime, all I could do is run up and down the shoreline, shouting "Gee, ain't that CHEAP?"
 
2013-02-14 05:39:38 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: KangTheMad: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Heh, Sin_City_Superhero, KangTheMad, and jst3p, I'd have clicked the "Smart" button on your posts, if it only had three more letters, "A-S-S" :)

You could throw out a TF sponsorship.

//shameless plug
///well...nearly shameless

Heh, if steamships were a dime, all I could do is run up and down the shoreline, shouting "Gee, ain't that CHEAP?"


Huh, never heard that one before
 
2013-02-14 05:39:43 PM

DownDaRiver: They goodness for the internet and personal blogging/twitt/??...
Or else the world would never have known that this dude got his panties in a wad about not receiving the gracious grattitude he thought he was due!!
Who gives a F***!!!!


"Thank you" isn't too much to ask for. Please make sure to sign all envelopes of money you may carry around, so everyone will know who out there is too much of a prick to even bother giving the money back to.
 
2013-02-14 05:42:16 PM
Reminds me of this one time I hear a knock at my door. I answer it and this tweaker is standing there. He was in pretty bad shape, fidgeting and clawing at his arm, looked like he hadn't eaten in a week. Anyway he tries to hand me a pine cone and says "Hey man, I found your wallet". I start to explain to him that I wasn't missing my wallet and he was holding a pine cone, guy was tripping balls. Then all of the sudden he screams at me "HEY ASSHOLE! I DIDN'T TAKE YOUR MONEY!!!" and rushes me.

Now the guy weighs a buck and a quarter soaking wet but I wasn't ready for it and I tripped and fell backwards. Then the punk says, "Oh shiat! I killed him! I gotta get the fark outa here!", grabs the pine cone and takes off. Weirdest thing I ever saw. Then I went out and bought a PS3.
 
2013-02-14 05:42:45 PM

sandi_fish: I found a wallet in a Walmart parking lot with $240.00 or so in it.  Drove it to the ladies house after work, she looked inside, checked for the cash and said "thanks" and shut the door.  I learned my lesson that day.


What were you expecting? A blowjob?
 
2013-02-14 05:43:59 PM
Two weekends ago my wife asked me to drive to a small town about two hours from where we live so she could buy something being sold on Craigslist. Everything was going great, we got what we came for and drove back towards home for 45 minutes, where we stopped to take our kid to a childrens' activity center.

That's when my wife realized that she left our kid's shoes on the roof of the car. Oh, and her wallet, too.

We drove back another 45 minutes and spent about an hour retracing our steps. She went off of ask people if they'd seen anything. I drove over the rural roads we'd taken, hazards on, 15mph, scanning for shoes and wallet. When I met back up with my wife she said that someone had seen a pick-up truck stop at the intersection and somoene got out and picked something up from the street, then drove away.

In my mind I imagined some hick, chuckling over my daughter's little shoes, tossing them out the window, then rifling through my wife's wallet to scoff at the Legal Resident card and foreign currency/credit cards.

Finally we gave up and started heading back to the highway. I was still driving slowly on the shoulder, when I glanced up and saw a pick-up stopped on the other side of the road, the driver flagging us down from the open window.

It turns out that we just coincendentally were passing them as they returned home (it was almost three hours later). They saw us searching the road and figured the wallet and shoes they'd found must be ours.

I was so surprised and happy that I just couldn't believe what had happened. I felt bad for assuming the worst.
 
2013-02-14 05:44:30 PM

Atomic Spunk: Gyrfalcon: wxboy: As always in these things, we only have one side's story, which we usually accept at face value as absolute, complete truth.

It's hard to imagine what the other side of this story possibly could have been.

No matter what is going on with the other person, the correct response is always "Thank you." Nobody says the finder deserves more than simple gratitude for returning one's property, but your Weeners should not be "There better not be anything missing."

And if you are the finder, your expectation should not be more than a simple "Thank you." If your expectation for doing a simple polite deed is some kind of reward, then you should become a bounty hunter. The correct response is, "You're welcome."

Maybe the person who lost the money did say "thank you". Maybe his comment about hoping all the money was in there was not meant to be an insult, but rather a statement of fact. If you had lost cash and someone returned the envelope that was holding it, wouldn't you hope all the cash was in there? But then the finder may have felt slighted because he wasn't given a reward, so he goes on Facebook and made up a little story to stir up reaction.

I'm certainly not saying that this is what happened, but it shouldn't be difficult for anyone to imagine that this could happen. People make up stories all the time to try to elicit an emotional response.


Well, certainly. Perhaps I'm just politer than most people. I don't think I'd say "I hope all the money is still there" to the person who found it. I'd be glad enough to get any cash back, if I'd dropped that much.

People on both sides of these kinds of exchanges expect too much, is all I'm saying.
 
2013-02-14 05:45:08 PM
I don't care what anyone thinks but, if I found an envelope with "any" cash in it and no ID, it's mine.

/finders keepers.
 
2013-02-14 05:45:22 PM
I was in line at 7/11 and noticed a wallet on the counter I pointed to it and said to the guy in front of me, "I think that may be your wallet" (I never touched it) he quickly grabbed it and looked inside and rudely said "wheres my money" and I said "take a look at your hand". Yes I believe alcohol was involved.
 
2013-02-14 05:46:06 PM

CommiePuddin: Well, in the douchebag's defense, he DID have to get to the gym in 26 minutes...


+1

/ I would expect J.F.Page to react this way, if this happened to him...
 
2013-02-14 05:47:52 PM
On two separate occasions, i have found a wallet and a purse, both times in a parking lot. In each case I took a little initiative and tracked down the people, and returned their stuff.

The guy with the wallet managed to choke out a thank you, just barely before he grabbed the wallet and slammed the car door. The woman grabbed the purse from me like I had stolen it, make a big show of looking through it to make sure everything was there, and walked away without saying a word.

Not sure I will "notice" the next wallet laying on the ground. People are farking amazing.
 
2013-02-14 05:48:02 PM

blatz514: Here is my wallet CSB.

Stopped at a Subway during a long car trip.  Went to use the bathroom and do my business.  There was a fat wallet sitting on top of the toilet paper dispenser.  I ask you Fark community, how many of you take out your wallet to take a dump?

/CSB


How else am I supposed to get out the $100s that I wipe my ass with?

If you have a better method, I'm all ears.
 
2013-02-14 05:48:14 PM

Tony_Pepperoni: I don't care what anyone thinks but, if I found an envelope with "any" cash in it and no ID, it's mine.

/finders keepers.


I used to think that way when I was younger and broke. Right now if I found a couple hundred buck I would imagine it is probably a lot more money to that person than it is to me and I would try and find an owner if it is reasonable.
 
2013-02-14 05:48:14 PM
My buddy and I found a wallet one time at the base run "Little Oktoberfest" in Munich while we were working morning clean up. I think we were 10 or 11 at the time. The guy running the beer tent looked at the ID and said it was some drunk English guy who got so hammered the night before he had to have his friends carry him out of the tent. He told us to take it to our parents to get it returned. When we looked inside there was over a thousand marks in it. All sorts of schemes and plots were tossed around as we walked back to our apartments, but in the end we of course took the wallet to my dad and he managed to get in contact with the owner and had it mailed back to him. A month or so later my friend and I each got a letter from the guy explaining how he had slipped in the wet grass and must've lost his wallet. He thanked up for our honesty and gave us each a hundred marks. Bought a skateboard, a few dozen boxes of ladyfinger fireworks and enough Haribo gummies to feed an army.
/CSB 1

I found a wad of cash at my work a few years ago. Didn't even look to see how much it was, I just did the "diseased object" walk mentioned above straight to the security desk and turned it in. A few weeks later I must've left my locker parially opened and someone bent the door over to get at my wallet and steal 60 bucks from me. Karma missed me that day.
/CSB 2
 
2013-02-14 05:48:20 PM
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
"Go ahead. Count it. It's all there."
 
2013-02-14 05:48:28 PM

taurusowner: lordjupiter: taurusowner: WhoopAssWayne: "Just because [somebody's got] a beard and tattoos and [they're] dirty doesn't mean they're bad people."

Sorry dude, but 99% of people are going to get the wrong impression if that's how you present yourself. You can complain of the unfairness, but that snap judgement of your character based on your appearance is going to happen no matter what, so just consider that you may be doing yourself a disservice.

He's right it doesn't mean that. But people aren't right for thinking it. Something I heard a while back stuck with me.

"If you go out of your way to present yourself as different from everyone else, don't be surprised when people treat you differently than everyone else".

Image and style are 100% personal choices. And everyone who dresses or styles themselves a certain way knows exactly how people view that style. Don't blame others for how they react to your choices.


So different is automatically bad.  Dirty means untrustworthy instead of, say, blue collar and still dirty from WORK.

People who make incorrect judments about other people based on superficialities are the ones with a problem.  There is no template for "good people" and how they dress or groom.  You may THINK there is, but there isn't.

Nice strawman. Try reading what I said next time.

You see a guy wearing an Ohio State hat, shirt, and has red and white paint on his face. He's a U of M fan right?
You see a guy with long hair, spiked wrist bands, eye shadow, baggy black pants, and a Godsmack shirt. He's on his way to a Nicki Minaj show right?

Sorry, but you can tell a lot about people by the way they dress and present themselves. Your style and clothing is your choice. You picked it all for a reason. It says something about you. That's why you picked it. You wear a suit to an interview. You wear a sports team shirt to a game. Band shirts to concerts. Jeans and a t shirt to hang out. Whatever it is, your appearance is the way it is for a reason. Your r ...


Talk about strawmen.  The point was whether someone who's dirty, bearded and has tattoos is untrustworthy, not whether or not you can divine any information at all from what someone wears (like a university sweatshirt).

You're talking about INTERESTS and CONTEXT, we're talking about judging someone's CHARACTER being judged in the CONTEXT of doing a good deed, just because he's dirty/bearded/tattoo'd.

Take your own advice and read what people write.  And maybe think about it.
 
2013-02-14 05:49:41 PM
There is another possible explanation to his reaction.
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-14 05:49:57 PM
Dirty (check)
Tattoos (check)
Missing Teeth

Douchie had the correct response:
You aint from around these parts, are yew? Yew one of them hipster hippies comin' down here and taking all the good detailiin' jewbs? This here wouldn't be happinin' if Romney got inta the White House! Youse probaby replaced all my money that I got fer my infirmity with Obamadollars!
 
2013-02-14 05:51:46 PM

Mikey1969: DownDaRiver: They goodness for the internet and personal blogging/twitt/??...
Or else the world would never have known that this dude got his panties in a wad about not receiving the gracious grattitude he thought he was due!!
Who gives a F***!!!!

"Thank you" isn't too much to ask for. Please make sure to sign all envelopes of money you may carry around, so everyone will know who out there is too much of a prick to even bother giving the money back to.


I didn't say that the guy who lost the money wasn't a dick for not being more appreciative by saying a simple 'Thank You'.
I just said that who gives a F***!!
 
2013-02-14 05:53:02 PM

Ohlookabutterfly: Considering possession is 9/10ths of the law, I ask all you Fark authorities on everything whether or not the findee could be charged with theft if he just kept on going his merry way considering it his lucky day, maybe donating half the wad to the local food bank to pay karma it's just due.


Yes, taking stuff that is not yours is illegal in most everywhere.
 
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