I found $20 lying in the "tray" / dispenser area of an ATM once. Yes, I kept it.
I then went to a friend's home, told them what happened, and one guy there told me about a friend of his who came upon a "mis loaded" cash machine.
They had put $50s in the $20 area. So this guy and a couple other people went back to this cash machine and withdrew all they could.
Yeah, that's stealing. But then again - hmmm..... not sure what I would've done when confronted by the same thing. Probably be honest because there
are cameras all over these days
I considered mine a "find" anyway - it was just laying there.
I also got lucky one time at a laundry - someone had fed enough coins into a dryer to keep it going for like 2 hours. A worker at this laundry pointed
it out to me - said - use that dryer - it's already paid, some goof stuffed a whole bunch of money in it.
Wow. I have a pretty boring life
If these are exciting things to me, finding $20 and free drying at the laundry LOL.
My uncle heard about someone who found a $1,000 winning "scratch off" lottery ticket. Someone had tossed it into the trash at a gas station, some
other guy was waiting in line and saw it lying on top of the trash - and realized what it was. I wanna find some of these!
OK - I actually did remember a find that is kinda unusual.......
I smoke cigs. I know, I know, it's a horrible habit. But hey, I'm addicted. And the addiction is the worst part. I could care less about cigs when I
have them and in fact try to keep consumption low and would like to quit one day.
But when you don't have any.....and you are having a bad day......
So I was really at a low point once - whole life in toilet, unemployed, no money. And no cigs. And on this day - I was jonesin.
There were no
friends or neighbors home that I could "bum one" from either. I was desperate
for a cig. Could not scrape up enough $ for a pack. I was
"climbing the walls" and decided to go for a walk to burn off some nervous energy - and - maybe I would find some money or something to get a pack
(highly unlikely as cigs are $10, $12 / pack here and I had like $1 to my name......)
So anyway, I was out walking around, looking on the ground, and what do I find? A pack of cigarettes.
even. Well, close enough. They were Marlboro Reds, shorts, soft pack. (I smoked Marlboro Lights at the time.) It was nearly a full
pack and looked as if it had fallen from someone's pocket.
Yes, I took them, and smoked them. I *was* hesitant a bit - not that I fear people "drugging things" or like that - not quite *that* paranoid - but -
I did think - well - what if some dog peed on this or something? etc. But, they seemed OK and like I said - I was craving a smoke bad.
Hmmmmm.........maybe there IS something to this idea of "putting thoughts out into the universe".
But it could've been simple coincidence too - it was summer at the time and alot of outdoor work people were around, it is the kind of cig favored by
the blue collar male, as well as plenty of others, common popular cig, and it clearly fell out of someone's back pocket, by the way the pack was
But still, kind of odd...... I walk around plenty and that is the *only* time I've found a nearly new / full pack of fresh cigs lying right in my
Sorry for length here, and I'm giving myself the creeps now too
edit on 31-12-2010 by Whiffer Nippets because: typos