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(The Local)   Old couple forgets some cash in a taxi. Driver returns it and only accepts 13 Euro as fare instead of a finders fee. Holy Fark: The couple forgot 250,000 Euro   (thelocal.de) divider line 36
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2013-10-30 09:04:51 AM
Well, it wasn't real money.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-10-30 09:06:51 AM

lack of warmth: Well, it wasn't real money.


"We made our money 'funny money'"

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"Change bad"
 
2013-10-30 09:06:58 AM
Too bad it wasn't bitcoins. You know how much old people love bitcoins.
 
2013-10-30 09:07:18 AM

lack of warmth: Well, it wasn't real money.


Is there a conversion rate, or are we just supposed to smile politely?
 
2013-10-30 09:07:25 AM
€12.30 is not €13 subby. Round down. Didn't you learn anything in math class?
 
2013-10-30 09:07:38 AM
That's Bavaria for you. Lots of honest folk.
 
2013-10-30 09:08:42 AM
Nice humans everywhere touch their cheekbones and exclaim that they still exist.
 
2013-10-30 09:09:35 AM

Pugdaddyk: €12.30 is not €13 subby. Round down. Didn't you learn anything in math class?


Over there, they call it "maths". Like there's more than one. So perhaps they round up by one and a half. It's anyone's guess. There's no way to know.
 
2013-10-30 09:12:13 AM
Yeah, well, gee, its great to hear about something good happening to people who can forget about a quarter million euros in cash.
 
2013-10-30 09:12:33 AM

Notabunny: Pugdaddyk: €12.30 is not €13 subby. Round down. Didn't you learn anything in math class?

Over there, they call it "maths". Like there's more than one. So perhaps they round up by one and a half. It's anyone's guess. There's no way to know.


I live here  and it's still the same, well unless you go out to dinner then you round up to the nearest dollar. But these folks were not eating. So there.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-10-30 09:14:44 AM

Notabunny: Pugdaddyk: €12.30 is not €13 subby. Round down. Didn't you learn anything in math class?

Over there, they call it "maths". Like there's more than one. So perhaps they round up by one and a half. It's anyone's guess. There's no way to know.


They have metric rounding,
 
2013-10-30 09:14:54 AM

Notabunny: Over there, they call it "maths". Like there's more than one. So perhaps they round up by one and a half. It's anyone's guess. There's no way to know.


They call it "maths", plural, yet they treat a single group like a plural? Crikey, they needs to learn them some English. THE TEAM ARE DOING WELL
 
2013-10-30 09:16:14 AM
How do you let someone "turn down" your reward when they save your bacon like that. I would throw it in his taxi and refuse to take it back.
 
2013-10-30 09:20:52 AM

thisisarepeat: Yeah, well, gee, its great to hear about something good happening to people who can forget about a quarter million euros in cash.


The elderly or taxi drivers?
 
2013-10-30 09:22:45 AM
The Europeans have a different approach to tipping. They round up to the nearest Euro.
So for a fare of 12.30 Euro, they tendered 13.00.
 
2013-10-30 09:22:50 AM
Didn't very similar thing like this happened in NY last year or so with a briefcase full of diamonds?
 
2013-10-30 09:23:29 AM

Tillmaster: The Europeans have a different approach to tipping. They round up to the nearest Euro.
So for a fare of 12.30 Euro, they tendered 13.00.


And when it s 12.95?
 
2013-10-30 09:27:49 AM

mayIFark: Tillmaster: The Europeans have a different approach to tipping. They round up to the nearest Euro.
So for a fare of 12.30 Euro, they tendered 13.00.

And when it s 12.95?


Gonna go out on a limb and guess 13.00.
 
2013-10-30 09:31:37 AM

thisisarepeat: Yeah, well, gee, its great to hear about something good happening to people who can forget about a quarter million euros in cash.


That's an awful lot of cash money to be not checking it's location every few seconds
 
2013-10-30 09:32:38 AM
img.fark.net
 
2013-10-30 09:32:40 AM
I'm confused - shouldn't this money be brought up on drug charges and held by the police as evidence until it mysteriously disappears from the evidence locker or is used to purchase armored vehicles, tactical rifles, SWAT gear, computers, etc.?  Isn't that the way things are done?  Europe is so confusing...
 
2013-10-30 09:32:41 AM

Chevello: thisisarepeat: Yeah, well, gee, its great to hear about something good happening to people who can forget about a quarter million euros in cash.

That's an awful lot of cash money to be not checking it's location every few seconds


ITS

Thanks Obamautocorrect
 
2013-10-30 09:37:26 AM
fark that....if they have so much cash, they can forget about 250 K in some cab, that shiat would be mine. Most poor people know exactly how much money they have, and EXACTLY where it is at all times if they are carrying it somewhere.
 
2013-10-30 09:41:51 AM
€250,000? Was that the EU bailout for Greece they were carrying?
 
2013-10-30 09:50:43 AM
There is no happy ending here. The quarter million euros,  even if the cab driver had kept it, would have gone to the taliban.  Since it was returned it will most likely be spent on a few ounces of caviar and a pound of cheese.  Maybe a monkey hand ashtray.
 
2013-10-30 09:51:39 AM

Chevello: Chevello: thisisarepeat: Yeah, well, gee, its great to hear about something good happening to people who can forget about a quarter million euros in cash.

That's an awful lot of cash money to be not checking it's location every few seconds

ITS

Thanks Obamautocorrect


Just swap your it's/its
 
2013-10-30 10:19:15 AM

Bit'O'Gristle: fark that....if they have so much cash, they can forget about 250 K in some cab, that shiat would be mine. Most poor people know exactly how much money they have, and EXACTLY where it is at all times if they are carrying it somewhere.


Agree. Anyone so foolish/careless enough to a) think that wandering about with that much cash is a good idea, and b) leave it in a cab, deserves to suffer consequences for their foolishness. It behooves us to help edumacate them in the ways of the world.
 
2013-10-30 10:41:04 AM

Tillmaster: That's Bavaria for you. Lots of honest folk.


But what German bank is open on a Sunday?  Something doesn't make sense.
 
2013-10-30 10:56:47 AM
desolation15

That needs a correction:
while humanity apparently needs to get farked, it doesn't seem to be able to or the horse and dog would have been spared.
 
2013-10-30 11:53:44 AM

mayIFark: Tillmaster: The Europeans have a different approach to tipping. They round up to the nearest Euro.
So for a fare of 12.30 Euro, they tendered 13.00.

And when it s 12.95?


You don't tip in Germany. He's trolling you,
 
2013-10-30 11:54:51 AM
At least the cab driver kept his karma in order.
 
2013-10-30 11:58:47 AM
At least it didn't take up much space. That's only 500 bank notes.

I think it was Germany that insisted that they wanted a 500 Euro note to be the highest denomination rather than 100. Probably because they're used to the Dmark being used as hard currency is farked up countries.

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On another note, they also insisted that the European Central Bank be independent. So when they EU Parliament decided to issue a 1 Euro denomination bank note recently (Eastern Europe wanted it), the ECB just ignored them.
 
2013-10-30 12:15:39 PM
If it were me I'd return it.  The only thing a pure-hearted, moral person could do was to return it.  But I'd also take it home, throw it up in the air and let it fall down on me like snow, roll around in it, make money angels, take pictures to put on Facebook...
img.fark.net
 
2013-10-30 01:32:43 PM
Jument:   Bit'o'Gristle:  fark that....if they have so much cash, they can forget about 250 K in some cab, that shiat would be mine. Most poor people know exactly how much money they have, and EXACTLY where it is at all times if they are carrying it somewhere.

Agree. Anyone so foolish/careless enough to a) think that wandering about with that much cash is a good idea, and b) leave it in a cab, deserves to suffer consequences for their foolishness. It behooves us to help edumacate them in the ways of the world.



I'm not in any way the most ethical or pure hearted person, but an old couple leaves 250k in your car and you'd just keep it?  Sorry, but that sounds like a major dick move and filled with bad karma (if there is such a thing).  And as your family or friends notice you are sort of living a little better all of a sudden, you'll just tell people - eh, it was a stupid old couple, now it's my money - that'll teach 'em.  Nice.

Now, if I found a duffle bag filled with 250k just randomly stashed somewhere, then yeah, I'd probably keep it.
 
2013-10-30 01:55:33 PM
Not surprised.  The Taxes on finding 250,000 Euros is about 290,000 Euros.
 
2013-10-30 02:52:22 PM
Yeah good for them, but still no one has handed in the wallet I lost in the UK earlier this month...enjoy the cash mofos.
 
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