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We left 20 wallets around the GTA. Most came back

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posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 06:18 AM
I went through the MBTA and went into the LAD Center and went along the IBMD to the LOAT down by the ROA.

I love it when local news stories are posted and NO explanation for the meaning of acronyms are given.

It's as if the person expects you to know what the hell they're talking about. Or posits the supposition that you should waste your energy having to ask them to clear it up for you as opposed to them explaining beforehand per gratitude that you would pay attention to their thread.

It's like callers on international radio talk shows who say the town they're from, but not the state name.. and the town is in no way a popularly known town..

caller: yeah I'm Rusty from Linsayville
then there's the pause...

host:.. Lindsayville.... where, Rusty?

caller: IOWA! (sheesh)..// somehow taken aback.//

host: and what were you going to share with us this evening Rusty ?

caller: Well I was down at Lammy's Rib House.. right? you know... down by the CDA?

host... no Rusty.. I don't know Lammy's down by the CDA. I've never been to, nor have I ever heard of Lindsayville, Iowa. So how would I or ANY of the millions of listeners listening right now, be clued in to the ins and outs of that specific area of your remote neck of the woods Rusty? WELL RUSTY???

In a world....
where people post stories, to a world wide audience,
stories containing local information that only local people would know,
expecting the entire world to know what GTA and TTC are without any explanations,
..there comes a schism...
and the rational mind quakes with deplore..
as a million Rusties deafeningly howl in unison to the pale moon of ignorant bliss.

soooo yeah cool the wallets were given back.
glad to hear that people are honest like this.
should be an example.


posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 07:22 AM
reply to post by prevenge

I understand what you're saying, the The Star is a Toronto and southern Ontario newspaper and GTA is a pretty well know acronym, around here anyways. Buy, yeah, if you're not from around here you wouldn't know what that would mean. Point made.

GTA - Greater Toronto Area

TTC - Toronto Transit Commission (Public Transportation)

[edit on 26-4-2009 by kommunist]

posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 07:37 AM
I'm sad to say if I found one of those wallets they wouldnt have gotten it back.
I can be greedy when I want too.

Well more likely I would take the cash a drop the rest back where it was.

I'm not a hypocrite on this subject either, if I lost my wallet I dont expect to get it back.

posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 10:40 AM

Originally posted by Tentickles
I'm sad to say if I found one of those wallets they wouldnt have gotten it back.
I can be greedy when I want too.
Well more likely I would take the cash a drop the rest back where it was.

I'm not a hypocrite on this subject either, if I lost my wallet I dont expect to get it back.

Okay, I guess we should applaud your honesty but you admit that you see this as a flaw in your character so is this something you are proud of and hope to expand or is it something that you wish to change?

If you got your wallet back would the actions of another's kindness make you more likely to be less greedy if given the opportunity?

posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 11:17 AM
I live in a great city!
I've never had my wallet stolen or lost but I have returned a few wallets in my time.

Just two nights ago I found someone's iPhone and returned it to them, just because I know what it's like to have your phone go missing. It's horrible!

posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 11:58 AM

Originally posted by prevengeI love it when local news stories are posted and NO explanation for the meaning of acronyms are given.

Sure thing, eh? Beauty! Next time we steer you'ze guys at our local fishwraps, we'll be sure to translate from the Canadian...cuz we're not all hosers, eh?

posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 02:08 AM
I would return the wallet with an extra $20 in it, to see how honest the people are I'm returning it to.

Now THAT would be a test.

posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 02:25 AM
I live in the Seattle area in the burbs. My GF and I found a wallet with several hundred dollars in it lying in the middle of the road. One of the pieces of ID had an address that was a few blocks away. At about 2:30 in the morning a young lady got a knock at her door. When she answered it, she looked frantic and I could tell her apartment had been tossed. She thanked us and mentioned that that was her rent. She slammed the door and we walked home. We were a couple blocks away when she came screaching up in her car and handed us $20. I told her that if we didn't need it we wouldn't have taken the $20. I like to believe that the majority of people are like me. In spite of many examples to the contrary.

posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 11:15 AM
reply to post by Grimstad

I like to think that people are good and bad things happen.

Sometimes these bad things cause good people to do bad things but on the whole the average person even when things go wrong are good.

Just a couple of months ago I was on my way to a very important meeting.

Being late was not an option. Of course that is just the time that a tire on my car decided to go flat.

I just threw my hands up and accepted my fate. I would never make that meeting and a great opportunity was going to be lost.

I got out of my car to fix the tire and go home when two men in a truck pulled up. They took off the flat tire and put on my spare so quickly I thought they had to work as pit members at the Indy.

I tried to pay them for their effort but they refused. They said the had wives and they would hope that someone would stop and help them if needed help so they could never except payment for helping someone who needed it.

I think this is not the exception. I think that we focus on the bad that people do so much that we miss all the good.

posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 12:07 PM
I would have returned wallet with contents intact.
But where I live most of the jokers I know would have taken money debit cards ect. and thrown the rest in trash.
Detroit the city of love.

[edit on 27-4-2009 by googolplex]

posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 12:23 PM
In 79 I was hitching cross country and was just to the west of Topeka Kansas when a squadron of state troopers... up against the wall mofo'ed me... if you have never had rifles and shotguns pressed against your body and scull believe me its heart stopping.

Any rate after a few minutes I was let go and they sped off and I sank to the side of the road in a state of shock... it was 90 and I was cold and trembling and I am sure, white as a sheet.

The next thing I heard was the beeping of a horn. I looked up and I saw 2 black men in a station wagon. One of them shouted at me that they'd seen what happened and knew what it was like to draw the heat around there... get the F in.

I just blinked at them until one got out and tossed my backpack into the car and me after it. They talked to me until I came out of it then stopped at a road house and bought me a large pitcher of beer. I didn't drink in those days but I did that day... I didn't even bother with a glass I chugged that pitcher while they laughed and patted me on the back.

Later they took me about an extra 40 miles down the road before they let me out admonishing me to be careful.

I had no idea who those guys were... they could have been traveling preachers or bank robbers on the run... it didn't matter to me...

they were good guys to me.

[edit on 27-4-2009 by grover]

posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 02:02 PM

Originally posted by AshleyD
Good news is always nice to hear!

This experiment has been done a few times over the years. The results are generally the same- which is good because in most of the experiments the wallets are returned.

Back around 1999-2000 I dropped a bank envelope with $800 cash while shopping for dishes and other things for my first apartment. I assumed it was gone for good and was pretty upset but much to my surprise, the married couple who found it saw my driver's license still in the envelope, tracked me down, and returned it to me.

It was so nice to know there are still people like that around.

Question is, did you then tip them in return for their honesty?

posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 02:16 PM
I've lived in both Canada and the USA and I'd be shocked if the majority of wallets were returned in an American city like LA, Philadelphia, Detroit or Miami. I am not generalizing when I say Canadians are more polite and honest. It's a fact. Canadians have scruples whereas Americans are greedy and self-centered. It doesn't surprise me that almost all of the wallets and money have been returned so far.

If it were a victimless scenario, I wonder if the results would be different.

Like if an ATM spit out more money that it should have. Hmmmmm

[edit on 27-4-2009 by venividivici]

posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 03:16 PM
reply to post by grover

That is completely awesome!!!

Wow, great news - about people's honesty!!

I love stories like this. I have total faith in the human race as a whole - it is just the "elite" I don't have faith in anymore!!

thanks for the story!!

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