Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Am I Insane or Interminably Honest?

In the parking garage at our hotel this past weekend, I found a $5 bill on the ground right in front of the elevators. I looked around to see if anyone had dropped it, but no one was there.

For a few minutes when we stepped inside, I seriously considered stopping at the front desk to see if anyone had lost some money. FIVE dollars. At a three-four star hotel (depending upon whom you ask)... I was going to turn in five dollars. Farm Boy just looked at me like I was nuts.

I kept it, but I still felt badly about it.

What is WRONG with me!?!?


lizgwiz said...

You're obviously a decent person. How DARE you? ;)

Anonymous said...

You're too honest! But that's not a bad thing! ;-)

3carnations said...

Five dollars in a parking garage? I'd probably keep that. Depends on where, and the amount. Hubby found $100 on the floor at the veterinarian's office. He gave it to the receptionist; she said they would hold it for a day to see if someone came back for it. They did come back for it. As a reward, the vet's office gave us 6 month's worth of heartworm preventative.

Anonymous said...

I did the same thing once with a pen.

A bic pen.

And an elevator full of men in suits.

Anonymous said...

(oops, I meant IN an elevator.)

And they all looked at me like I was insane.

Anonymous said...

I would have done the same thing: kept it but felt guilty. You're just a nice person!

don't call me MA'AM said...

lizgwiz: I know. I'm terribly sorry. Forgive me? ;-)

stinkypaw: in some ways, yes. In others... I'm a TERRIBLE liar. haha

3carnations: I would have done the same thing as your husband. I guess I believe in karma too much to not do the right thing.

metalia: ha! that's a good one! I was just in a workshop with a woman who is obsessed with her pens... so she would have done absolutely the same thing!

-r-: well, I have YOU fooled, don't I? haha -- hey! when are you coming back this way? we should find a time to play a little Guitar Hero, eh?

wire said...

Better to hand it in than later find out it belogned to an unempolyed, three-legged puppy. Imagine those eyes looking up at you! Guilt City.

Of course the puppy can't talk so there's no risk of him telling anyone, is there. Hey, free fiver!

Anonymous said...

I would have wanted to turn it in too, you nice person, you.

don't call me MA'AM said...

wire: I would never steal from a puppy. Now I hope there were no puppies around! ;-)

goldennib: shhh.... you'll ruin my reputation as a grump. haha