If a stranger offered you $500 would you take it?

United States
October 19, 2006 8:18pm CST
If a stranger on the street offered you $500 would you take it?
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@swolecat (1278)
• United States
20 Oct 06
yes but i would ask for more
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• United States
20 Oct 06
Thanks for your response =)
• India
21 Oct 06
I might ask for more..But with resone the ok
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• Singapore
21 Oct 06
if its no strings attached and its not counterfeit why the hell not??? lol
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@HerShe (2386)
• Canada
20 Oct 06
Here's my husband's thinking after I asked him this post. (I ask him what he thinks about different post quite often. He seldom takes he bait.) He said that if he was in a far away place, and had no money, and he didn't know the person, he would take the money. But, if it was in his town, he wouldn't take the money. I asked him, 'why not?' and he said, 'because in-town people know you, and people are strange. I don't want someone coming back and saying I owned them money or saying that I stole it. I thought about this for awhile, and realized he is right. You never know what people will so. They are a strange breed! (We watch a lot of court shows.)
• United States
21 Oct 06
I wish I had thought of this. I do see now that he is right. I am glad I read this. I won't take any money if offered. My daughter came from school the other day. She had ten dollars. She said her friend gave it to her. he had $60.00 that day. When she finished telling me. I heard the part where she mentioned(he said I only have to pay $5.00 back. people are people.::))
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@HerShe (2386)
• Canada
21 Oct 06
If I were you, I'd be investigating that $60.00 and where it really came from. Oh, yaa!!
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• United States
24 Oct 06
That is a very good point hershe thats great u ask ur hubby what he thinks every now and then. Have a great day and Thank you for your response =)
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@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
20 Oct 06
It depends. What does this stranger expect in return? I can't believe it would come without strings attached.
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• United States
20 Oct 06
Thanks for your response =)
@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
20 Oct 06
I'm in total agreement here. Nothing in life comes free. There is always a hidden agenda.
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• Nigeria
21 Oct 06
yeah i would take it why not but then though nothing comes free without a hidden agenda but it might just be a gift from the heart.harmless you know so i would definately take it so far i dont have to do a thing back for the person
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@jade17901 (597)
• United States
21 Oct 06
Ofcourse!! wouldnt you?
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• United States
27 Oct 06
Thanks for your response :)
• United States
27 Oct 06
I dont know really if i did i would take it and run...lol
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
20 Oct 06
I would be too frightened to get close enough to the person to even grab the money. I would think that they are crazy and might try doing something to me. Kinda like a stranger offering a kid candy *gives me the chills*.
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@dellion (6706)
• Malaysia
20 Oct 06
You can always ask him to leave the money and backwards 100 steps:)
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• United States
24 Oct 06
Thank you for your response =)
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
29 Nov 06
Yes I have never turned down money unless Id have to do something I didnt want to do.
• United States
29 Nov 06
Thanks for your reply :)
@manaki23 (214)
• Greece
29 Nov 06
it depends....who is the person....
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• United States
29 Nov 06
Thanks for your reply :)
• Portugal
20 Nov 06
yes.... why not?
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• United States
20 Nov 06
thanks for your reply :)
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• India
23 Oct 06
both
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• United States
25 Oct 06
Thanks for your response =)
• India
23 Oct 06
if i had to do him something i would have truly taken it... otherwise if it is for i would not have taken it
• United States
25 Oct 06
Thanks for your response =)
• United States
23 Oct 06
of course, why not?
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• United States
25 Oct 06
Well what if they wanted something in return? Thanks for your response =)
@kdarrell (1566)
• Canada
23 Oct 06
No, I wouldn't accept it, because I'd always be wondering where the catch was.
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• United States
25 Oct 06
Thanks for your response =)
@neon2000 (2762)
• Philippines
22 Oct 06
I would take the $500 if I already know what's the motive behind offering it. After all, we need money but just to be careful asking why he should do it.
• United States
27 Oct 06
Thanks for your response :)
@Jessi29 (358)
• United States
21 Oct 06
I would take it and run as fast as I could. lol.
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• United States
25 Oct 06
me too...lol...Thanks for your response =)
• United States
21 Oct 06
It is around the christmas season. I know there are angels working hard for others. I would take my $500.00 wish the person a blessed holiday season. Tell the person thanks very much. You have given me a gift of love. I then would run the other way to a public supermarket. Go to the rest room wash my face. Go back out to the street. cary on with my day.
• United States
24 Oct 06
Thanks for your response =)
@caribe (2465)
• United States
21 Oct 06
I don't know. I doubt that it ever happens. If there were no strings, yes, but then there are always strings.
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• United States
24 Oct 06
I know i dont think something like this would ever happen but it would be nice if it did and their were no strings attached Thanks for your response =)
@HerShe (2386)
• Canada
20 Oct 06
Me, I would, at this point of lay-off, take the money and pay a bill. The first five hundred I coould save, I would do the same for someone else, with the stipulation that they have to pass it on.
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• United States
25 Oct 06
Thanks for your response =)
@manaki23 (214)
• Greece
29 Nov 06
it depends....who is the person....
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@manaki23 (214)
• Greece
29 Nov 06
it depends....who is the person....
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@asiregar (866)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
20 Oct 06
Possibly could not that was given counterfeit money or results of the theft
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• United States
22 Oct 06
Before I took it, I'd ask what he or she expected in return. If the individual stated, "Nothing," then I would take it, offer my thanks, tell him/her, "God bless you," and be on my way...but, on my way, I would offer another stranger the same, but keep a portion of the proceeds for myself.
• United States
22 Oct 06
it depends on what they wanted me to do for the money
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• United States
22 Oct 06
Yes, I would. Free money is free money.
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