posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 10:04 AM
reply to post by Ben81
I disagree with poster who stated the situation will always determine your motives. I have been piss poor broke and still did the right thing. Just a
When I was a single father living with my son, mother dead beat, and had no money for bills or diapers, a stranger dropped $100 in front of me at a
gas station and I returned it. He was grateful, but clearly didn't need it as much as I did.
Wal-Mart employee gave me an extra $20, and I could have used it, but my greediness would have cost her a job. $240 a week job lost because I wanted
$20 which would buy me gas for a day.
My former boss deposited an extra $12,000 into my bank account on payday, on top of my check. I immediately called him and informed him.
Went to gas station, broke $100 for smokes and gas, and came out with $109. Informed the employee of the mistake and fixed it.
Karma (whether you believe or not) is a bi***. Maybe my honesty and integrity is the reason why my 20 year old truck is still running awesome, why I
usually never have appliance issues, why my health is good, and why I am still employed. Why my kids are happy, and I am happy.
I don't know though, I just know I get a better feeling from being honest than from being deceitful and conniving and greedy.