Originally posted by znsho
If I saw someone drop a £5 note, I would give it back 90% of the time
If I saw someone drop a £10 note, I would give it back 85% of the time
If I saw someone drop a £50 note, I would give it back 20% of the time
If I am given too much change in a shop, I am out like lightening 99.99999% of the time
Any other offers?
Too much change in a shop, I always say so immediately.
I once found 50 quid in the street in St.Albans, U.K. - I was about 17 years old. I handed it in at the police station. A month later they contacted me and said that, as no one had claimed it, it was mine to collect. Which I did. I immediately went and bought a pair of wicketkeeping gloves. I like to think that some of the magnificent catches I subsequently took were pure karma.
Once, in Papua, I was erroneously creditted with cash amounting to about a month's wages (which was about $150 at that time). I looked in my bank book, saw it, and left the bank. I fretted about it for a few hours and then went back to tell them they had made an error. As I opened my mouth to say so, the cashier told me that they had made a mistake and deposited too much money in my account. He gave me a look as if to say, 'you must have known, why didn't you say? hoping to get away with it were you?'
I am pretty much always honest about money because I hate moments like that.