Thursday, February 22, 2007

Honest, Or Just Plain Stupid?

A little earlier I went to get some cash from an ATM. A woman was already there ahead of me. She suddenly turned and walked off; as I stepped up to the machine I saw it was still in use. The screen asked if I wanted another transaction. I hit NO, grabbed the receipt and card as they ejected and yelled for the lady to come back and get them.

Then it hit me. The card was in, the pin number activated, and the account there for the robbing. Not that I'm a thief, but I'd like to have had a chance to mull it over before I take the high road. Maybe I could have pinched, say, $100, taken it to the casino, and shared the winnings with her if I had any. Nah. It has been my curse in life to be pretty honest about such things. Were I not so I might be rich.


JD Rhoades said...

She was stupid; you were honest.

Or maybe some part of you subconsciously registered the security camera at the ATM which would have recorded you had you ripped her off.

Bill Crider said...

What if it had been a guy?

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I'm afraid I'd have done the same thing. More fool me.

Livia said...

Good for you for being honest. I wish there were more like you.