What would you have done if this were you?

Discussion in 'Brown Cafe Polls' started by UpstateNYUPSer, May 20, 2011.


What would you do if this had been you?

Poll closed May 22, 2011.
  1. Kept the money

  2. Returned the money

  1. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I would have kept the money.
  2. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    I would give it back, it's not mine. They did the right thing.
  3. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Keep it, it came with the house ! :)
  4. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    3 to 1. I'm the loser who would have returned it. He saved all that money for his kids, I couldn't have kept it.
  5. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Kids got money from the sale of the house, and who really knows if it was only $40K ? Could have been $240K , right ?
    Maybe , those people did keep a good share ? Never know.
  6. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Good point, who would know???
  7. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I would have kept 10 % then if he had tried to give me any, I would have given it back, at a later time. Hey Look what I found kinda thing. Im just not as honest as some. Sorry. Finders fee.
  8. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    I would keep the money.Maybe a lot of you are better off monetarily than we are.
    I would not feel bad about it.It's legally mine.It may help me later in life to afford the good cat food.
  9. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    I wonder how many people in the last 2 days went up in their atic, just to check !
  10. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Wherever I see Trump, it smells like he's Putin.

    Would be easier to keep the money if I had no idea where it came from, or even better if I knew it came from some undeserving rat (like a greedy ass CEO of a major corp that treats its employees like dirt) but since it came from some old dad and was for his kids, I'd likely return it.

    Who knows in today's economy if they even made any money on the house. Consider large medical bills of a sick and ailing parent, hell maybe he even had a reverse mortgage and they got zip, BUT he put a bit of that away up there each month and it was his only asset to pass on. Just too much guilt and waaayy too much karma for me.
  11. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I gotta go with the karma thing. Pay it forward.
  12. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I checked long ago.
  13. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I built my house. Nothing up there I didn't put there!
  14. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    Nice rationalization.
  15. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    The poll is already closed, but I would have voted return it. Bad karma to keep it...