a woman returned a 100,000 dollars she found honesty could you done this?

@annjilena (5620)
United States
December 10, 2008 5:34pm CST
she found a 100,000 dollars in south carolina she reported it and a woman called describe the bag and the woman returned the money.she met her at crackel barrel to give her the money back.she said she thought of keeping it but she returned it because the woman said she needed it.she offered to give her a 1000.00 dollars and the woman said no she said she really needed it so that why she said no.could you return this money to the owner if it was you.(honety please)
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44 responses
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
11 Dec 08
Hi annjilena! First of all how stupid was the woman that lost the money? Who has 100,000 cash and can't hold on to it? Please! If you have that kind of case wouldn't you be guarding it with your life? I know I sure would be! That is beyond stupidity! And it was in a bag? This story isn't making any sense! And some woman just found it and reported and someone called and she gave it back to her just because she said she needed it! If she needed it so badly then why was she stupid enough to lose it? Nope, something doesn't make sense! I don't believe this story at all. And then the woman that found it wouldn't even take $1,000! She is stupidier than the woman that lost it! Would I have returned it? I don't believe it was ever lost! I would have thought it was a trick. I need more details before I could answer honestly.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
11 Dec 08
it was her money and she lost it they didn,t say why she was carring so much money but she only said that she needed it,because she said that the woman did not take the 1000,00 that was offered.it was anounced today on wyff4.com.she said she had thought about keeping it but instead she returned it.iam sorry you don,t believe it but it was on the news,thanks for your observation
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
11 Dec 08
http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat/2008-12-09-cash-returned_N.htm?csp=34 here is the article and maybe you want think iam lying here
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
11 Dec 08
Oh on annjilena! I'm sorry you misunderstood what I was trying to say! I didn't say you were lying at all! I believed what you said and what the story said, I just don't believe what the two women said. I think that they made it up or something. People do strange things like that all the time for attention.
@daijean11 (211)
• Philippines
11 Dec 08
well, it's nice to have that amount of money but if i give it back to the owner, i would feel better..especially if the person really need that money(not just a part of his/her money), i will be very happy to return it..that feeling is irreplaceable..i haven't encountered that amount yet, though.. ..before i have returned wallets of other people that dropped in front of me and those that are excess of the change(like for example, when i buy, and my change is just 4 but the one that gave the change miscounted it and gave me 5..sorry, i can't explain it clearly)..those are small things but they really made me happy..(NOTE: I don't want to boast..i just want to share..) ..and if i'm really tempted to take that money, i'm sure my parents will still return it to the owner.. ..regarding the US$1,000, i think it depends on my situation..if it was before, i wouldn't accept it but now i think i will 'cause i need it for my mother's medication.. i think that's all i can say^.^v
• Philippines
11 Dec 08
oh i changed my mind..LOL i remembered something..and.. ..i still wouldn't accept the reward, even though i need it for my mother's medication, 'cause God's reward is even more than that..he can cure my mother, and that's worth more than US$1,000..^.^v
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
14 Dec 08
you are so right god will give you what you and your mother need just ask relie on him he will give you what you need he will make a way out of no way.thank so much for sharing your thought.
• United States
15 Dec 08
I would take the reward because that my be God's way of blessing you and you may not know.
• United States
11 Dec 08
I don't think I would have returned it at this point in my life. we are expecting our 3rd child and my husband hours at work have been cut. If the ecomomy was better I prob would have returned it.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
14 Dec 08
god will provided for you and your family he can give you more then this money never do we want to take from someone else in need.god would have blessed you if you returned that money.all you have to do is ask and you will recieve it,s just that simple.iam sorry your husband work has been cur god will make a way for you if you just believe he will thank you foe sharing your honest thoughts
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
14 Dec 08
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• United States
15 Dec 08
Yes i know the Lord will provide all my needs, that is y I am thankful that his hours were cut and he was not laid off. I know that I am blessed and when I think about the goodness of the Lord I just want to shout.
@boyeleke (30)
• Nigeria
11 Dec 08
I would have return the money as well.Honesty is worth dying for.I commend the woman that found the money for her honesty,she has demonstrated a quality that worth telling the world.One can not be rich because one found another person's money,one can only be rich by hardwork,commitment,determination and the blessing of God which can only be gotten by being honest.
• Nigeria
11 Dec 08
Infact i commend her for not taking the $1000,00.An opportunity will come and the blessings of God will her way.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
14 Dec 08
it,s just nice to know there are still some hoonesty is in the world this made my day and i wanted to share with my lotter friend since we all are feeling the hit of the economy.god will bless her as you said and she will get her blessing from god.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
11 Dec 08
would be very tempting to keep but I would give it back but I would have took the reward.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
14 Dec 08
i would have took the reward also without a doubt thank you for sharing
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
15 Dec 08
your most welcome1
• United States
11 Dec 08
Honestly I would have returned it. I once found a mans wallet with over $5,000.00 in it. I took it down to the police station and turned it in. The next day he stopped by my house to thank me for not taking anything out of it and gave me a thank you card and left. when I opened the card it was $500.00. I wanted to return the money but did not know where the man lived. But in that card he gave me it said god has created a few god and honest people in this world today. I wish there was more people out there like you. God bless. So I think i you have found money or a wallet or anything to that sort you should always turn it in. Because wouldn't you if you lost your money wish someone would turn it in. To give you a chance to get it back?
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
14 Dec 08
wow you did a good thing you desrve that 500 dollars people today is not honest like this so when i saw this on tv i had to share it with my friends so we can see first hand there are people that are still honest in this world.thank you so much for sharing
@ljy559 (181)
• Malaysia
11 Dec 08
frankly speaking, yeah, I would return it to the owner...I might have a teeny weeny bit of greed, thinking that "Hey, i should just keep the money right? it isn't like other people would know about it or anything.." But look, think about this: What if the owner really needed the money desperately? It's not like you found 10 cents on the ground or anything, it's 100,000 DOLLARS. it might be for charity, or some money for a college course...etc etc. Come to think of it, if the money is for something BIG, you might even be able to save a life or even LIVES, for giving back the money to its owner! Furthermore, if you return the money, you would be doing something GOOD *thumbs up*! haha. so, yeah. I would return the money(:
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
14 Dec 08
that true before we found she had sold her home to start over with the money this is all she had in the world she was so thanful for the retirned thats why she offered 1000 dollars to woman that returned it but she didn,t take it and she said she need her teeth fixed.god will bless her for her good deed.thank you for sharing
@vidhyavini (6112)
• India
11 Dec 08
Of Course I would return it. The reason is that we may get into trouble later with that money. Lol. I don't want to risk my life and for that reason I will definitely give back the money. But I will surely accept the offer of $1000. How about you???
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
14 Dec 08
yes i would except the reward .but knowing this was the woman and husband life saving money they had just sold there house and was going to start over with the money it,s surely is clear the money should have been returned without a doubt.thank you for beening so honest.
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
11 Dec 08
Its hard to say unless your actually put in that situation. Although i may take that 1000 dollar reward.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
14 Dec 08
i would have took the 1000 dollar reward it would have been wrong really not to take it when she was giving it from her heart because she was really thankful this woman returned the money.thank you for your comment
@biggerb (2028)
• India
11 Dec 08
Wow! there is still so many good people around God Bless them.I am sure in some way she will be rewarded for her honesty and good will.I would surely return it as I will put myself in the other person's place.Who knows how much this money is needed for them and what hard work went into getting that money.There is someone above watching us.I would die of guilt if I were to take the money.Surely temptation would be there.But I feel some good will come of it when you do a good deed.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
12 Dec 08
this woman will be blessed because she returned that money god saw what she did it,s still some good people left in the wick world thank for been honest
@runeman (35)
• India
11 Dec 08
Wow really? I wouldnt do that if it such a big amount. I mean cmon, I may be in a financial crisis here, and is ready to welcome any amount of money which comes in my way O.o
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
12 Dec 08
yes that is a lot money to returned but the woman did the right things returning the money
@GemmaR (8526)
11 Dec 08
I think this is one of those questions that you don't know the answer to unless you've actually been put in that situation. I have to say that I think I'd have to give the money back. I know how gutted I'd be if I lost that amount of money. And I don't think I could do anything else with the money without feeling extremely guilty about it for a very long time afterwards.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
12 Dec 08
and she had just sold her and husband house to start a new life can you imagine how she felt all the money she had in the world and she lost it and it was returned god was with her for sure thank you so much for your thought
@riyasam (16578)
• India
11 Dec 08
it has my policy never to keep any things of others,so i donot think i would have kept the money also,though i agree it is very tempting.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
12 Dec 08
,thats a good poicy to have i have to admit it was tempting but keeping this money would not bring anything good for anyone it would for a while but we reap what we sow so thank you for sharing
@Sreekala (23718)
• India
11 Dec 08
Hi Annjilena, Why not, definitely I will return the money even if the amount is more than that. I will tell you why. I know that is somebody's hard earned money. It is a difficult situation when we realize we lost our hard earned money. If I lost even a penny without my knowledge I felt very bad. I am spending money, I am giving money to beggars but when I lost money by careless, it is not all a good feeling. Secondly I will get peace in mind only when either I returned the money to the owner or handed over to the authority. I don't want anybody's certificate as 'I am honest' but I will do it, just for the peace of mind or doing justice to my mind.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
12 Dec 08
i don,t blame you if this is going to give you peace of mind then do it thanks for sharing
• India
11 Dec 08
well if i had seen some one lost that much of money in front of my eyes for sure i will give it to them and also would return the money bag if it contains their name, address and any other information to know who is the owner of the bag. But i wouldn't return it to the other forces like police and others as they them selves would mint the money ..............this is my honest answer.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
12 Dec 08
i have found money before and turned it in to police they kept the money and nothing was ever done about the money i was mad how do they think they deserve the money they did not find it.so i agree with you unless there is a name on it are some way of proofing it their money well you know the rest
@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
11 Dec 08
hello annjilena, You find it hard to believe, but yes I will return it or anything for that matter to the owner. I know life is hard now a days, but it's just right to give it to the owner. There is a saying that "honesty is the best policy." Besides, I'm afraid of the what they call the "karma." Everybody needs money, that's why we're all working to have it. But getting somebody's money is a different story. Nowadays, it's hard to find an honest person. So, giving her a reward in giving her back her money is the best thing that the owner will do.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
11 Dec 08
the thing is she did not take the reward and she said she could have used it but the woman had sold her house her and her husband.she was starting over in florida.it was all the money she had in the world.she was so happy she huged the woman with tears in her eyes.thank you so much for your thoughts it,s greatly appreaciated.
• India
11 Dec 08
No, I would return it, honestly. I would be very tempted to keep it but the fear of the cops would make me return it. I would rather return and get a pat on the back than get caught and get a night in the lockup.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
11 Dec 08
i think she is very honest. it could have changed her life. But honesty pays much after that. I would have also returned that money as it is not mine.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
11 Dec 08
yes she is very honest and for her not to take the reward she is really honest isn,t it great to know there are still some honest people out there in the world.iam so proud of her.thank you for sharing
• India
11 Dec 08
I also would have certainly. May sound little overconfident, but I walk with a theorem- self certification of your earnings. I always care for what way I a earning. Is it a soft money or a result of something concrete output from my side. Because all that soft returns back as a Boom-e-Rang without fail in any form. Many of the people would have returned them. I think the people are more interested in a reward Party upon such incident than the whole amount & its credit also.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
11 Dec 08
she was very honesty returning this money iam so proud of her and i know her family is too thank you for sharing your thoughts in this matter
• China
11 Dec 08
hi,annjilena,to be honest,I doubt that I can do exactly as she did if I was in that situation.she's so honest.what she've done tells us that there is still some honesty in the world.may god bless her.wish you a nice day.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
11 Dec 08
there is still some honesty in the world i wanted to share it all of us with so much going on in the world.thank you for sharing your thoughts