Thursday, June 3, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday: T Is For Temptation



What about The Letter T?

There are so many words that start with the letter T, among them
I choose temptation. Thus in my entry 4 Alphabe-Thursday , I have
T is 4 T-E-M-P-T-A-T-I-O-N.

Here I demonstrate TWO (2) places the word can be utilized.

Assume that you see a one hundred dollar bill on the floor when you walk on the street, you have TWO (2) options:

#1: Pick it up, resist the temptation of taking it as your own, try to find the victim who has lost it.

#2: Pick it up, give way to the temptation of taking it as your own, place the bill in your pocket and walk away as if nothing has happened.

Which choice do you choose and why?

No correct solutions simply reason and discuss it for fun.

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50 comments:

Bossy Betty said...

This really happened to me! It happened on our college campus. All I could think was that some student who really needed the money for books, etc. had dropped it. I took it to campus police. They said if no one claimed it in 90 days I could have it. I went back, claimed it and then went and (you guess)

1) put it in a scholarship fund.

2) blew it on a drinks and men

3) still have it.

Heff said...

This really happened to me, too. Anyone stupid enough to drop a C note deserves to lose it. I spent it on hookers and booze, too.

Deanna said...

I couldn't live with myself if I didn't at least make an effort to find the owner.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This would be hard. I know I need to look for the rightful owner. Thanks for stopping by.

Jackie said...

I don't see it as a temptation , I give thanks to God and skip away 100 dollars richer :). I don't think I was meant to worry about where it came from but that it was meant for me to find , that's it really ; and that's me. If you blatantly and obviously see someone lose it , then, yeah ; I'd say something and give it to the person it belonged to.

Jackie said...

... but I agree with Bossy Betty and Heff :)

Thom said...

It would all depend upon where I found it actually. If I'm some place where no one is around i most likely would keep up but if I found it at a store or something I would most likely take it to the manager and make them sign something saying they have it now. I don't trust just giving it to someone and say I found it. They might just keep it. The finders keepers losers weepers can apply but it to me just depends upon the circumstances :) Does it make me evil? Possibly but oh well. It's just me. Again it depends upon the situation.

william said...

cool insight, money does not buy happiness but gets u through life xx

croleyc69 said...

I found some money once and it was on the street corner near a Mc Donald's and on the other side was a local food pantry. We donated it to the food pantry to help those who might need something to eat. I usually try to go with my heart's feelings.

Great post
Have a great day !!

Caroline

Linda said...

I have found a $20 and there was no one around so I kept it since I could not imagine someone claiming it. I found a wallet once and took it to the manager and they paged the lady to get it. So I like to think I did the right thing on both accounts.

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

It maay belong to some one worse off than you, I was brought up knowing that honesty is the best policy.

Yvonne.

Jen said...

If I saw it fall out of someone's pocket, or saw someone fishing through pockets as if they dropped something important, I'd give it back. Otherwise, it's mine.

Riet said...

What a fun post. I once found money and told the police, somebody came to get it later. I also once found money and i put it in my pocket as i needed some. It came right in time. LOL

Caty said...

I've never found a 100 dollar bill, but I did find a $20 at work. No one was around and yes it was tempting. But I turned it in to lost and found. I don't even know if the rightful owners got it back...but at least I tried :)

Ronda Laveen said...

Couldn't sleep if I didn't try to find the owner and resist "temptation."

Debbie said...

Excellent thought provoking post. And funny because I just had this conversation with my nine year old....I told him you do the right thing, and that would be to try to make sure it goes back to the right owner...I do believe if you did not...karma would get ya one way or the other....if you try and fail...it's yours and was meant to be yours.

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Hmmm... So far, no such luck in this life. I can't even think of a 'what if!"

lakeviewer said...

It's hard to find the rightful owner unless you actually see the bill drop from somebody's pocket. A ring, a watch can be identified. Not money.
So, I'd pick it up and turn it over to a local charity. There is a lot of folks who could put that money to good use.

Tabor said...

I found a large roll of bills on the floor in a supermarket. I picked it up and looked around and saw no one. I put in my pocket and continued shopping while carefully looking at people ahead of me. I saw a woman looking around her desperately and asked her if she has lost something. She said she had lost her shopping money and was she surprised to see me pull it out of my pocket and hand it too her. Had I not found the person, I would have probably turned it in to the store manager.

G-Man said...

Quite a Conundrum...
I wouldn't turn it in, but I would try and find the owner...I have my ways...G

mbkatc230 said...

I would like to think that I would turn the money over to the police. Having never been in this situation, it's hard to say! Kathy

TALON said...

I know my conscience would bother me if I didn't try to find the rightful owner.

Viki said...

It's interesting to see everyone's response. One time my son was going to a wedding. He had $100 in the card. They got lost going to whre it was and also lost the card with the money. They retraced where the different places they asked for directions but didn't find it. I often wondered what the person did with the money who found it. I hoped they gave it to charity.

A 2 Z said...

If I found money I would keep it but if I found a wallet I would look for the owner.

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Interesting post! Love it! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

heather

Lourie said...

The most I have ever found was $10. I thought it was like two bucks from a distance. I was bad, and a kid so I pocketed it. $100 I would be conflicted. But in the end, I would take it to the police and wait.

Cielo Azul Jewelry said...

I always do what I wish someone would do for me.

xoxo,
Carol

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

hm... first, I would try to find out who might have lost it. But I agree...it would be so much easier if it was lost in a wallet and there was actually someone to contact.

Blessings & Aloha!

criticalcrass said...

yeah, tennis shoes are the best shoes.

thanks for reading picky and leaving it some love.

Bernie said...

I would have to try and find the owner.......if I couldn't I think I would donate it to chairity, it wouldn't feel right to spend it knowing it wasn't mine......:-)Hugs

Rajesh said...

Nice stuff. I would have picked it up and given it to a needy person.

Vicki said...

Yep, happened to me but guess where...ok. I'll tell ya. Outside a casino on the outskirts of Vagas. And it was triple what you suggested. I stood there a minute, looked around, didn't see anyone looking back that way. Thought of turning it into the casino boss, thought how dumb that was, got in the car, drove to my destination and shared it with my family, taking them all to dinner and stuff...true story.

Thanks for stopping by my T...

Veronica Lee said...

Interesting post. Money doesn't buy happiness but it certainly puts food on the table.

Happy Friday!!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

I would hand it in to the police, I would hate to be in the owners shoes and if I was the one that had lost the money and no-one handed it in.

Selina Kingston said...

We were always taught to hand any money found in to the police (...for their drinks fund, I think)so if I didn't do that I would be plagued with guilt for not doing the "right" thing and I would probably lose $200 in some way soon after. Karma and all that. Once though I saw this guy with a £20 note hanging out of his back pocket and I stopped him to tell him and he shouted "God, I hate nosey people" !!!?!!

Jacque said...

Good Morning Jingle,

Well, that is an interesting question and lots of different answers. Personally, if I DIDN'T know who lost it, I would keep it in accordance with the old addage.."finders keepers, loosers weepers"...if you don't know who lost it is one thing, knowing who lost it is another.

Thanks for sharing that "T"emptation with us...and thanks for stopping by the farmhouse for a visit. We love having company!

Have a great weekend.

Mr. Stupid said...

The Good guy inside me would yell if I got away with that money. So, I would try to find the owner.
But, I once found a few cents and spent them on buying Candies...:)

Menina said...

I would give in to temptation and take it.

Life is too short to not give in to temptation in some way or another, I think.

Maggie B said...

Hi Jingle,
An interesting question and even more interesting answers! I think I'm with the majority on this one. If I saw someone lose it I would of course make sure they got it back, otherwise I'd probably keep it and spend it on a treat for my nephews.
Maggie

steveroni said...

You may not believe this--but I would just take it and walk away.

And then I would give it to a woman (blogger) who posted a couple days ago that she has two HUNGRY children

And that is the truth as I see it now...

Rebecca said...

I'd try to find the owner while secretly hoping not to have success. Finding the owner I would return it...not finding him, I'd put it in the bank til I could buy a new lens.

Thanks for your kind comments on my blog.

Realliveman said...

I chose number 3. If I can't find the owner, give it to someome who needs it.

Jingle said...

I enjoyed all the comments and reflections you have given, thank you all for the active responses.
Cool You!
Happy Friday!

island of peace said...

loved the questions and answers :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

In a city like NYC it would be hard to find the owner unless it was in a wallet or some other way to identify who may have dropped it.

When we visited New Orleans my daughter's wallet dropped out of her bag --it had $300 and credit cards in it. At first we thought it was stolen and went to the police. They gave us phone numbers to call to cancel the credit cards. When my daughter called the second cc the person told her that they got word her wallet was found and could be picked up tat the Crown Plaza hotel! A hotel worked found the wallet and knowing it was a tourist's wallet came up with the idea of calling the CC company to tell them it was found! The employee wouldn't take a reward fro finding it, but I wrote a letter to the hotel president and the local newspaper praising her for her honesty.

Jenny said...

What a tremendous T post!

Geez.

This is a tough one.

And since I'm the teacher I don't have to answer it.

So there!

And so I will conclude by saying thanks for a terrific and titallating post on Alphabe-Thursday's journey through the letter "T"!

You are terrific!

A+

Gandhali said...

#1. my conscience would kill me if i do otherwise.

mrs. c said...

I would try to find the onwner of the money, but then I would trey to do something good with the money if I don't find the owner.

easternsparkle said...

Wow - you've certainly bought out some interesting comments on this one!!

Amanda said...

I once found some money in a store and turned it in at the register. The young workers gave each other a funny look, and I wonder if that money went home with them....