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Old 12-29-2008, 04:46 PM
Status: "Books on my mind (and on my sofa, tables, etc.)" (set 23 days ago)
Location: South Bay Native
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Default money blows onto your property after a windy Christmas Evening - what would you do?

The day after Christmas I went outside to the front of my house, and noticed a new $1 bill among a bunch of leaves at the foot of the two steps that lead up to my porch by the side. I bent down to pick it up, only to have another bill catch the corner of my eye further away to the right, also in a pile of leaves. I looked even further back and saw more. The first three were each $1 bills, and my next thought was, why couldn't they be $100 bills? My eagle eye then spotted the fourth bill, which was a $20. The next two were $1 bills. So, the Christmas winds blew $25 into my property which I discovered the day after Christmas.

What would you do with the money? No one in the neighborhood or any of my visitors from the holidays has mentioned dropping or misplacing any cash. Just curious to read how others would handle this same sitch.
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:03 PM
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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Hmmmm... I wonder.. maybe it's part of that sum DB Cooper jumped out of the Boeing 727 with, which he hijacked on Thanksgiving Eve of 1971...

That's not a bad deal, maybe by new year's the wind will start blowing $100 bills onto the steps of your porch!

Last edited by Magnum Mike; 12-29-2008 at 06:24 PM..
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:43 PM
Location: Not tied down... maybe later! *rawr*
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Awww... I'd feel bad for whomever lost it and then probably drop it into a Red Cross bucket somewhere.

I have a funny thing about karma comin' to bite me later.
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:45 PM
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I know it's only a small amount but I'd be worried about how it came to be on my property and if the owner had met with an accident or foul play.

I'd probably ring the police and report it.
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:54 PM
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http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u16/gregg1971/animated%20gifs/hu.gif (broken link)
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:42 PM
Location: Under the SUNNY WARM SUN ....
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One day I was in a hurry, got in my car, set my purse down on the passenger seat and a $20 bill on top of my purse. I was thinking I'll save time, won't have to dig for it later at the gas station. I had both of the windows and roof open, driving down the main street and all of a sudden the $20 flew out!

Things like this makes another person happy.
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:45 PM
Location: Boca Raton
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Finders keepers, losers weepers. Time to rake the lawn.
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:50 PM
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Plant it, and watch it grow!
Enjoy it! Santa must have left it for you!
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:06 PM
Location: west coast
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A penny for my thoughts: I'm green with envy. I think I'd go for the gold cause this seems like the silver lining but I wouldn't give a plugged nickel for anyone who tried to drop the dime on me. In fact, I would give them no quarter since apparently this was mint to be, to coin a phrase. If you have any cents, I would keep the coppers out of it--that would fit the bill.
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:08 PM
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I have a funny thing about karma comin' to bite me later.[/quote]

Me too.......I would do the same.
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