Honesty Sucks Again

So the big takeaway in this story about the Minnesota waitress who got a $12,000 tip, turned it into the police, and then had to sue to get it back is: if you find $12,000 in cash in a box and try to return that box to the person who left it, and that person says, “Keep it,” you should probably just do that and not call the police, because then not only will you have to hire a lawyer to get the money back, EVEN WORSE, you’ll now have to claim that income because the IRS reads the Internet just like everyone else.

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Megano! (#124)

The lawyer probably took like, more than half of that too.

Katzen-party (#219)

Augh, once I found $100 that a guy who was really obviously a drug dealer (just trust that I’m not being a complete dick on what I’m basing this assumption on…) had dropped on the floor in front of my register at a terrible retail job. I turned it in to management and they fucking kept it. The supervisor that I turned it in to was able to give me a $5 “reward” about two months later for having turned it in. Even having had that experience, I’d feel terrible saying that I concur and that you shouldn’t do the right thing when you find money, so instead I’ll just trail off…………

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