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.
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.
psychicdeath99: About a year ago, my wallet fell out of my pocket as I got out of my car. About an hour later a little old lady from an apartment downstairs knocked on my door and gave me the wallet.I looked through it and saw that the little bit of money, but more importantly my driver's license, credit cards, etc. were still there. I thanked her and commented that I was happy nothing was taken, and then had to reassure the little old lady that I wasn't accusing her of anything. My thought was that someone else could have seen it first, emptied it, and then tossed it back down for her to find.
BigNumber12: Are there many people who describe themselves as [physically] "dirty?" When being interviewed by a reporter?
markie_farkie: Where the hell did you get the part about him cleaning the asshole's car, Subby??Unless the guy happens to drive the sidewalk in front of a hardware store..
The Muthaship: $1200 in an envelope. Sounds like he owed someone money. That may be why he reacted like he did. He was hoping he was going to be able to pay off a debt that he otherwise could not.More likely, he's just a douche. But, I like to give the benefit of the doubt when I can.
karmaceutical: This one doesn't sound so bad... depending on how the guy said it you know. Did he say it in some overly accusatory manner, or in more a of "wow I hope my money is all there!" kind of way.Could go either way...
Mikey1969: My last job, I would get Tech Tickets that said:Subject: Not workingDetails: Not working
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.
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.
The Southern Dandy: Here I go...I'm gonna prejudge two people by the content of their character...The car detailer voted for Obama.The money loser voted for Romney.Bet!
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
oldfarthenry: I'm glad douche-beard got a swag-bag for his efforts.
SN1987a goes boom: 1) Why was the guy carrying around an envelope with $1200 in it?
ds394: psychicdeath99: About a year ago, my wallet fell out of my pocket as I got out of my car. About an hour later a little old lady from an apartment downstairs knocked on my door and gave me the wallet.I looked through it and saw that the little bit of money, but more importantly my driver's license, credit cards, etc. were still there. I thanked her and commented that I was happy nothing was taken, and then had to reassure the little old lady that I wasn't accusing her of anything. My thought was that someone else could have seen it first, emptied it, and then tossed it back down for her to find.Soo... you kind of come across as a bit of a douche, don't cha?The point being, the first thing you say is "Thank you so much!" before you start checking for your goodies./I'm assuming you didn't say "thank you" right away because that's the way you told your CSB.
taurusowner: The leather wallet I use to this day I found on the ground in a parking lot about 7 years ago totally empty. I hope whoever lost it/got robbed didn't lose too much. It's a pretty nice wallet.
bill4935: I found a wallet once. It was actually more of a day planner, like a filofax that had the guy's business schedule, credit cards and gym membership in it. I was going to give it back to him, and I saw that I could just meet him at his next appointment for the day, which was at a swanky businessmen's lunchroom. But the guy didn't show up! When I went to find his client that he would be lunching with, the client thought I was the rich guy who owned the filofax! He asked me a question about the Chicago Cubs right off the bat, and I knew the answer, so I told him.Next thing I know we're sitting eating lobster and drinking margaritas! Later, at the tennis lesson, I told him just what I thought of his low-quality Japanese foods and how he could improve his factory. This shocked him, but I think he was impressed by my honesty. Still no sign of Mr. Filofax. Since the important Japanese client still thought I was him, I figured I should continue the gag, at least up until I had to leave to go watch the World Series (winning tickets to a Series game is why I felt I had to bust out of jail one day early, and what started this whole mess in the first place.) But at the big meeting with the ad men, Spencer shows up and demands his filofax back! Then his boss fired him for looking like a bum. I guess without his planner the poor guy went completely to pieces. So I took him to the ball game, the Cubs won, and I managed to sneak back inside the prison before the warden noticed me gone! All in all, a pretty good couple of days. I guess the moral of the story is to you all the kids all across the land, take it from me, parents just don't understand.
Macular Degenerate: A few years back, I dropped my wallet in a bar in Boston the night I cashed my paycheck. I went back later that same night, and the bartender handed it to me with some douchey comment, like "Hey man, I didn't steal your money," because it was empty except for the credit cards. I couldn't prove that he stole the money, but someone obviously did. From that day forth, I never return anything that I find on the street. Credit cards, sure. But if it's fungible, (i.e. envelope full of cash), it's mine. Period. And I have no regrets. Karma's a biatch, honey
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.
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.
mongbiohazard: OK, it was a jerk way to respond, but I was honestly expecting worse.My own version/CSB:One day in my neighbrohood on my home I spotted a whole bunch of cash on the ground. It looked pretty obviously to have fallen out of the driver's pocket or something as they were exiting their car - and the nearest car was further up the block. I stopped, got out of my car and gathered up every bill I could find. Then, instead of driving away with a whole bunch of cash (at least $2000 and probably a bit more), I used some deduction to figure which house I figured the car belonged to (Red Isuzu Trooper with a Tweety Bird sticker on the back was screaming "latin chick" to me, and most of the folks on that block were old folks - except the latin family I could see through their front windows across the street from the Isuzu).I knocked on the door and politely asked if the woman who answered if she knew who the owner of the Isuzu was. She was eyeing me warily, but said "Yes, that's my car. Why?" So I told her, "Then I think you must have dropped this while getting out of your car" and held out the cash to her. She snatched it from my hand brusquely and gave me a very nasty sounding "Thank you" that sounded like she was accusing me of having done something wrong and slammed the door in my face HARD before I could so much as utter a syllable."Uhhh... you're welcome, I guess..." I said to the closed door a few inches from my face, and went back to my car.I did technically get thanked... technically. Not like I was looking for a reward or a handy j, but I thought slamming the door in my face before I could even say "you're welcome" was kind of rude to do to the stranger that just saved you a couple grand just because he's nice.
Diogenes: I just got a customer ticket for a technical issue. I swear her description was barely above utter gibberish - random mistyped characters, bizarre punctuation, issue completely unclear. Instead of communicating through text I called her to offer an online web conference."Hi, my name is Diogenes and I'm from X Company Support. I'm calling to assist with your technical issue.""Well this better be good. Because I'm leaving at 4."
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
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.
Sin_City_Superhero: "Just because [somebody's got] a beard and tattoos and [they're] dirty doesn't mean they're bad people."Ha ha ha! Good one!
SN1987a goes boom: 1) Why was the guy carrying around an envelope with $1200 in it?2) Why did he not constantly keep aware of it?/methinks this story involves drugs or would in the near future
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