Homeless man finds best reward is honesty

1. Jul 25, 2006

JamesU

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/14024565/?GT1=8307

Thats alot of money:surprised

2. Jul 25, 2006

Knavish

A 100 dollars in return? What an insult. Not to mention that his son had to do it.

3. Jul 25, 2006

Physics_wiz

I didn't read the story but I wonder if he knew how much they were worth.

4. Jul 25, 2006

He ended up with $4,000 5. Jul 25, 2006 franznietzsche Best reward is honesty? What? That doesn't even make sense. As a side note, if anything he found out that honesty doesn't pay. I do like the comment from the guy in New Mexico though. 6. Jul 25, 2006 JamesU I just copied the title of the article 7. Jul 25, 2006 DM It's gratifying to hear about these kind of people. Who would ever predict it? Exceptional definition of kindness. 8. Jul 25, 2006 franznietzsche I know. Thats not the point. 9. Jul 25, 2006 hypatia Kuddo's to him! In a city were theres so many wrong things, he did what was right. 10. Jul 25, 2006 JasonRox A homeless guy from Toronto once asked... "Do you own your possessions or do they own you?" His name is Fred. Very bright guy. There are some pretty insighful homeless people out there. It's sad to hear how we treat them. 11. Jul 25, 2006 Cyrus That reminds me of that time Heartless went around seeking advice from homeless people, that kid is just plain nuts! :rofl: :tongue2: He has more adventures than anyone else in this place. 12. Jul 25, 2006 JasonRox Since I live near Toronto, I was actually considering to go meet this guy. Honestly, I hate how they are treated. Toronto once had a well organized "tent city" where all the homeless lived. No reported problem with violence or anything like that. They all worked together and protected themselves. One day, the city decides to trash it because it ruins the city. I can respect that, but they could have atleast gave them another spot to go to. They just left them stranded just like that. How pathetic. Someone should go crack those city councillors in the head. 13. Jul 26, 2006 Rach3$21k? Dishonesty would have been more rewarding here.

14. Jul 26, 2006

BobG

Only if he were able to obtain fake identification showing he was the person named on the bond. It wouldn't be incredibly hard to do and still would have gotten him more than \$4,000, but it wasn't like he could just cash them.

http://www.publicdebt.treas.gov/mar/marsbomown.htm#loststolen [Broken]

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15. Jul 26, 2006

Chi Meson

That's a very old "quotable quote." I don't know the origin of the saying, but I first heard it 20 yearws ago from a pretentious poetry student in college. It was obvious he didn't make it up either.

16. Jul 26, 2006

Gokul43201

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More than 85 years old, at least, from this Christian tome published in 1921 (link withheld for compliance with Forum Guidelines) :

17. Jul 26, 2006

NateTG

Diogenes of Sinope circa 400 BCE

(And probably predates him by a good bit as well.)

18. Jul 26, 2006

BobG

Probably same guy. There's not much of a job market for pretentious poetry students.

19. Jul 26, 2006

JasonRox

It could be because he was really into poetry so I wouldn't doubt it.

20. Jul 26, 2006

Cyrus

See what happens when you become a poetry major, you become a homless bum on the street preaching to people!