NICE GIRLS FINISH LAST

So the other day at work, I did a crazy thing. See, I found this 20 dollar bill on the ground...and rather then stashing it in my pocket like a normal human being, i looked around in a panic to try to find the last customer who just left the area. I saw this older humble looking couple heading up the ramp towards the theatre and ran up after them. "How did you pay for that?" I ask. The man hesitated and said.."umm..cash?" answering my question with a question more then an answer. I proceeded to drill him and said "What kind of bill did you use?" ".........a fifty?" He responded. "Did you have any other bills in your wallet?" "umm...yeah." (This is when i take the idiot in me to another level.) "Oh well I just found this twenty dollar bill on the floor and i thought it might be yours." "OH YUP thats mine." The man snatches it from my hand before i have time to react without so much as a THANK YOU and continues on his way. What just happened?? Was he not greatful that I even bothered to do that? Just to reassure myself that the money made its way back to its rightful owner, I went to check the till and the last transaction that was made. Turns out, he paid with VISA and there was no 50 dollar bill in sight. What a freaking liar. Does he no realize that 20$ to me is like a mini fourtune?? I still have no idea what compelled me to do this, but it is a prime example that you cannot trust people, and that even though you are thoughtful and compassionate, it doesn't mean the rest of mankind is. Whoever you are, thank you very much for reminding me how undeserving and disrespectful people can be. I am still waiting for you to Thank me.

4 comments:

it's a seeeeeccret. said...

yeah but that guy will probably end up either getting robbed for MORE than $20 or losing a ton of money to someone scamming him...its just how it works. nice girls don't finish last. they just sometime take longer to get something nice - and mean people end up with what they deserve in the end. always. it is that way. trust it. lisa.
thank you for being such a nice girl and being honest :)

YOUR WONDEROUS BROTHER said...

I know how you feel. In the past month I have found 3 ipods (one at gas station, 2 at school) and instead of keeping them I went through quite a bit to find out who the rightful owner is (going through apple and waiting forever to tell them the serial number so i could get a name then see if that person attends me school) Only one person thanked me, the other two were just like, oh, cool. and walked away from me. People are ungrateful, but karma will always win in the end. Longer you wait, the better the outcome.

bean said...

Wow, not even so much as a thanks? That's brutal. The things some people try to get away with. Good for you for trying to do someone a kindness, though.

Anonymous said...

lisa, this sort of generous behavouir is what is dangerous about you, your problem is that you draw people in with your generous nature and wacky ideas and make people fall in love with you (not the lets make out love, but the true friend in the darkness love) and then when you leave people their whole world falls apart and they realise just how special that someone was and nothing is ever the same again. Its people like you who keep a little pinprick of faith in my heart when I look around this world we live in. Next time, keep the $20 and buy some ice cream with it, thats what i'd do, maybe thats why im fat?? love adrienne xxx