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What would you do if you found US$500 in a parking lot?
Not a hypothetical for me, nor it seems for most respondents.
I found AUD 300 bundled with a rubber band under my car tire, twenty years ago. I did not know then, and my wife has kindly informed me since, that the location and presentation of the $300 is consistent with a drug deal.
No, that does not mean my wife has personal experience of drug deals.
I do believe I have some pictorial evidence of the event:
What I not-so-hypothetically did, that rainy dark Melbourne night:
- Looked left
- Looked right
- Look left again
- Pocketed the bundle
- Drove off
- Went a rather circuitous path through the back streets of Clayton, Victoria
- Counted the money
- Went home
- Invested the money into my doctoral dissertation: I paid my polyglot acquaintance N.K. to translate some pages from a Macedonian dictionary for me.
If the money was ever traced, I figured, better N.K. get nabbed than me.
OK, so I’ll burn in hell. Sounds like I’ll have good company.