Besides getting straight As for your PSLE, finally getting married, and winning a free toaster in a lucky draw, one of the memorable moments in anybody’s life is when you find free money. Money itself is very hard to come by and you practically have to work long hours just to get a couple of dollars especially in Singapore. So when you do found a helpless 2 dollar bill on the pavement, you can’t help but have this warm, fuzzy feeling inside
So for this article, I want to share with you 3 true stories on how random people found free cash.
The first candidate is a female friend of mine. It was Hari Raya and she had just returned from visiting relatives with the family and when she was walking home, she found a piece of Malay ang pow lying on the ground. She thought it must be an empty packet but she picked it anyway to check the contents and sure enough, there was a $2 bill sitting nicely inside.
Just when she is about to place the ang pow in her hand bag, she saw another ang pow packet nearby.
She picked the other ang pow up and found a $5 dollar bill. Now sh!t just got serious and immediately she decide to scan the entire area crawling on the pavement and grass for more ang pow packets. She found 30 packets more with each of them containing either a $2 or $5 bill.
It looks like some Malay kid got careless and have lost his/her ENTIRE Raya collection and I bet he/she is scarred for life. -__-”
To make sure she scanned our entire HDB block thoroughly, she went upstairs, place her handbag in her room and went downstairs again to double check again. XD I don’t think the CID forensic team is that thorough if they are out finding clues.
Another case is when a close friend of mine found some money at McDonald’s. He saw a piece of $50 dollar bill lying on a table and there was nobody in sight. He took the money and immediately his internal good and evil desires come into play (some of you may call it your conscience) and he wrestled with himself whether to keep the money or not.
His options are:
1) To declare publicly that he found the money.
2) To give it to the McDonalds floor manager.
3) To keep it since he found it.
Announcing to the rest of the McDonald’s patron may backfire because, some scheming punk might admit that its his money even though it may not be true.
Returning it to the floor manager does not seem right because the floor manager might keep it for himself. And giving back to McDonalds, a
million BILLION dollar enterprise does not make sense.
Since it’s a piece of $50 bill and not a wallet with an identity card, nobody can tell who the rightful owner is. So he decided to eat his meal and wait to see if any frantic person would come to the same place searching for lost cash. After a long while, he saw nobody in sight.. and that means he got 50 bucks richer. Kah-ching!
The 3rd incident is from yours truly. I just got back from work and got off at Pasir Ris MRT station. I exited towards White Sands and smack right in the middle of the pavement was a $10 bill. The odd thing was that it was in plain view and passers-by are oblivious to it. It’s like suddenly the crowd became blind or something.
At first I thought it was a trap, a-Candid-Camera-Gothca-lets-see-who-take-the money-kinda-prank but the $10 is just lying there in the open, I would be a fool not to claim it.
However, the funny thing is, I could just walk to the cash and picked it up casually like any adult but noooooo… I had to imagined myself as an eagle, locked my sights on the cash, made an eagle sound effect to myself and swooped down and grab the money with my “talon” hands with 3 fingers. Don’t ask why I did that. If you have my brain, it makes perfect sense to do the things that I do. -__-“
I place the $10 in my wallet where it rightfully belong and skipped all the way home like a little, happee, school girl. Hee.
So have you guys found money before? (Finding money in your Dad’s wallet while he is sleeping doesn’t count. ) Do share your story via email or comment below.
Why can’t money find me D:,