posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:08 AM
Good for him. I love hearing stories like this. No, it would not have been tempting for me to keep that money. However, the situation at the bottom of
the article might be more of a challenge to my morals:
In 2007, driver Osman Chowdhury returned a lost bag containing diamond rings worth $500,000 to the rightful owner.
Seriously, though. Good for both of them. More than anything, I'd would just be frustrated at the people's carelessness of leaving that much
in valuables behind. You'd think they'd be guarding them for dear life and not carelessly leaving them laying about. Getting out of a cab, you'd
think you'd make darn sure you had the half a million dollars worth of diamonds with you. So, yeah. More than anything I'd be irritated that I'm
protecting people who create problems for themselves due to their own stupidity.
Like that elderly woman last year who almost threw away a winning lottery ticket for $1 million dollars. After asking the cashier to discard it, it
was pointed out to her by the cashier she had indeed won. The tempting part for me would be if you're too stupid to take care of your own things and
are incapable of being responsible, then don't cry when it falls into someone else's hands.
I still wouldn't have the heart to keep it but I would like to give them a lecture to be more responsible. I'm glad the family had their possessions
returned to them. They were fortunate and the cabbie was truly decent.