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(Seattle Times)   No. 1: Purchase pillow for $1.99 from thrift store. No. 2: Find cashier's check inside. No. 3: Profit   (seattletimes.nwsource.com) divider line 98
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2004-03-31 02:01:54 PM  
Finally, ??? is answered

/wonder if the check holder gave the finder anything
 
2004-03-31 02:28:06 PM  
Actually 3.) Profit is wrong. Headline should be 3.) Do the right thing and find the intended recipient.

Good to see that the right thing WAS done.

BRAVO! Tiffiany Grigsby!
 
2004-03-31 03:10:36 PM  
Actually 3.) Dumbass.
 
2004-03-31 03:27:22 PM  
nizzle.
 
2004-03-31 03:28:14 PM  
hmm, that was supposed to be 'nice'... but if I left it there, someone would say it meant something different.
NICE!
 
2004-03-31 03:34:59 PM  
Who the hell buys a used pillow?
 
2004-03-31 03:41:30 PM  
4.) Didn't wash the pillow case after purchasing pillow from a thrift store.
 
2004-03-31 04:00:58 PM  
Just try cashing a 14 year old check that's not made out to you some time. It's a check, not a bearer bond.
 
2004-03-31 04:49:21 PM  
One time I found an old pillow in my checkbook.
 
2004-03-31 04:51:30 PM  
$1.99 for a used pillow? They got ripped off. Anybody knows you can get them for free if you walk into the laundry room at any hotel. And you'll find more interesting things than cashier's checks, if you go to the right hotels.
 
2004-03-31 04:52:04 PM  

" "It was fun to find," Grigsby said. "I'm glad my daughter was there, so I could share the lesson.""


The lesson being, YOUR FURNITURE IS NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH YOU LOCAL SAVINGS BANK !!!

My .02 cents.

 
2004-03-31 04:53:17 PM  
Finally this answers the question: why the hell would anyone ever buy a pillow from a thrift store? Used pillow...blech!
 
2004-03-31 04:53:37 PM  
4) Get sappy story posted on Fark.
5) Achieve worldwide fame.
6) Go on a speaking tour.
7) Profit.

/nevermind
 
2004-03-31 04:53:56 PM  
The lesson being, YOUR FURNITURE IS NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH YOU LOCAL SAVINGS BANK !!!

yeah, after the savings and loan scandals of that era, your pillow shouldn't have ripped you off like that...
 
2004-03-31 04:54:03 PM  
heart shaped pillows are for soccor mom faggits!
 
2004-03-31 04:54:05 PM  
I actually have some thrift store pillows. They're wacky '70s type pillows in weird shapes or with crazy patterns. Of course, they're laying around on the couch, not my bed, and they've been laundered.

I'll havta check 'em for checks.
 
2004-03-31 04:55:35 PM  
My brother-in-law will intentionally put $20 in his coat pocket in the spring before he puts it away. Then, in the fall, he'll pull his coat out of storage and "discover" $20, which he uses to go buy beer.

/my story, and I'm sticking to it.
 
2004-03-31 04:55:35 PM  
I'll havta check 'em for checks.

Check it with a blacklight while you're at it.
 
2004-03-31 04:55:47 PM  
What are the odds that the Savings and Loan is still in business?

The check is probably worthless now. Save the stamp and shred it.
 
2004-03-31 04:55:53 PM  
thrift.store.pillows

*shudder*
 
2004-03-31 04:55:58 PM  
<b>Check it with a blacklight while you're at it.</b>

Ugh, nasty!!!
 
2004-03-31 04:56:15 PM  
4. Bite Pillow
 
2004-03-31 04:57:29 PM  
Thrift store + used pillow = poor people.

Ever been in a Thrift store? Place farking reaks of sweat and stank. Like the waiting room in a buy here- pay here hospital. And I should know, I am a poor person. I go to these hellholes.

Ever go to the doctor for a check up and have a pregnant teen offer to blow you for ten bucks?

Ever have a fat old biatch try to buy your used pillow with a WIC voucher?

Poor people are some entertaining farkers, I swear.
 
2004-03-31 04:58:06 PM  
"THOSE AREN'T PILLOWS!!"
 
2004-03-31 04:58:31 PM  
a) stale-dated third party check = useless?
b) used pillows = icky.
 
2004-03-31 04:58:59 PM  
TrouserSnakeandLarry,

I take it you're $10 poorer than you used to be.
 
2004-03-31 04:59:31 PM  
"My brother-in-law will intentionally put $20 in his coat pocket in the spring before he puts it away. Then, in the fall, he'll pull his coat out of storage and "discover" $20, which he uses to go buy beer.

/my story, and I'm sticking to it."

This time it was for crack...
 
2004-03-31 05:00:04 PM  
Wonder if she would have acted the same way if there were a wallet with 2000 g's in there. I think the owner would be getting their wallet back with no money.

She did the right thing because she had to.
 
2004-03-31 05:00:25 PM  
If it was a cashier's check, does that mean that the person that originally wrote the check would have lost their $2000 to the check issuer?
 
2004-03-31 05:00:37 PM  
Ever go to the doctor for a check up and have a pregnant teen offer to blow you for ten bucks

No, but it's gotta beat reading those outdated golf magazines.
 
2004-03-31 05:00:42 PM  
She did profit, in Karma

hehe
 
2004-03-31 05:01:14 PM  
ill buy a thirftstore pillow.

im more grossed out by people who buy thirftstore lingerine.
 
2004-03-31 05:02:56 PM  
better than buying yard sale lingerie....
 
2004-03-31 05:03:26 PM  
If it were me, I'd be $2000 richer.
 
2004-03-31 05:04:15 PM  
She obviously didn't try to pay for it with a $2 bill...
 
2004-03-31 05:07:16 PM  
Even poor people don't buy pillows at thrift stores...

NOBODY IS THAT RETRO/VINTAGE! You can still be trendy and "cool" if you do buy some things at actual stores.

"Dude, I got some old plaid pants, a ratty sweatshirt, a pillow with an old check in it, and some 1987 Ramen bricks today at the thrift store! Lets go listen to the White Stripes and drink some Pabst Blue Ribbon while not cutting our hair. Boss!"
 
2004-03-31 05:07:47 PM  
me in the night,

Nice Trains, Planes, and Automobiles reference.
 
2004-03-31 05:08:13 PM  
Will N. Dowd wrote: "$1.99 for a used pillow? They got ripped off. Anybody knows you can get them for free if you walk into the laundry room at any hotel. And you'll find more interesting things than cashier's checks, if you go to the right hotels."
Yeah, like a pearl necklace...now that's valuable!
 
2004-03-31 05:08:29 PM  
Will Dowd:

"If it was a cashier's check, does that mean that the person that originally wrote the check would have lost their $2000 to the check issuer?"

I'm not sure if there's any banking law on the subject, but I know for a fact that the bank I worked at didn't have any time requirement printed anywhere on the cashier's checks we printed, unlike personal checks that would often bear a "invalid after 180 days" line.
 
2004-03-31 05:11:33 PM  
My Dixie Wrecked: Wonder if she would have acted the same way if there were a wallet with 2000 g's in there. I think the owner would be getting their wallet back with no money.

-Who walks around with two million in cash in their wallet? Is that even possible?
 
2004-03-31 05:11:41 PM  
Gives new meaning to the term Laundering money

[/bad joke]
 
2004-03-31 05:12:26 PM  
This thread sucks.
 
2004-03-31 05:16:00 PM  
I'm back!!!
I ran out to our local thirft store and checked the pillows...didnt find anything by dried, crusty, baby batter in them.

No wait, that was my bedroom.

Nevermind.
 
2004-03-31 05:19:55 PM  
"Pregnant Teen" and "$10 blowjob" are battling it out right now in my sub-conscience (sub-conscious?)

I'll let you all know who wins...

/what did she look like again? how pregnant was she???
 
2004-03-31 05:20:19 PM  
State_College_Arsonist

I guess I've just been fnorgby'd huh?
 
2004-03-31 05:20:35 PM  
btw, speaking of good karma,
here's a woman who found $170,000 CASH at a thrift store and turned it in.
it was Canadian money though.

clicky
 
2004-03-31 05:22:26 PM  
After 5-7 years, the bank would have been required to send the money to the state. It's called escheat......'cause it's es-cheat'in u outta youse money!
 
2004-03-31 05:24:12 PM  
She looked ok, except she was cross eyed as hell.

"Larry, your dicks are huge!"

"Sure. Hey here's two fives."
 
2004-03-31 05:25:37 PM  
Half or it goes in the shredder!!
 
2004-03-31 05:27:22 PM  
1. Sell cashiers checks
2. Hope people lose them in their pillows or at least wait ten years to cash them.
3. Profit
 
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