McDonald's worker returns check for 185K

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  1. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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  2. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    So the niece of the land lord has a check for 185,000 dollars just waiting to be cashed...and she gives him 50 bucks? Kind of a crappy reward :csad:
     
  3. Mister J Enlightened to the Great Darkness

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    Yeah, not even those shady check cashing spots would touch that one. Anyplace else is acting for ID and possibly, further validation. Either say **** it and leave it alone or return it and hope for a little reward action. Trying to cash that thing is practically asking for a pair of handcuffs to be slapped on.
     
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    Seriously. Cheapskate.:o
     
  5. jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    "I have your check for 185k. If you want to see it again, leave $5,000 in small, umarked bills in locker 749 at the train station and leave the key to said locker with the concierge at the Grand Hotel..."

    jag
     
  6. The Lizard Didn't eat Billy

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    47 years old, on food stamps and taking the bus to his job at McDonalds?

    Grim. :csad:
     
  7. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    And all they gave him was fifty bones. What a *****.
     
  8. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    I agree. 200 grand is a lot of money to be returning to someone (then again, if someone loses a check for 185 thousand dollars, they probably don't need it much to begin with). He should've been given a much bigger reward. And the rich wonder why we hate them :cmad:
     
  9. GoldenAgeHero Registered

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    50 dollar reward?!...at least give the man 5,000 or least 500.
     
  10. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    "Oh, he's already on welfare, he's just going to spend it on crack and booze. Why should I give him more?" :o I know that's what the person was thinking. I already know it.
     
  11. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    For real. 50 dollars is the kind of reward you give someone for returning a 500 dollar check.
     
  12. DareDemon Hi! I like shorts!

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    He wasn't entitled to any reward, guys... :whatever:
     
  13. Gilpesh Registered

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    No reward would have been better than a "Ew, go away poor guy" fifty.
     
  14. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    He also didn't have to go out of his way to give it back. He could've just threw it back on the ground and allowed someone else to take it and try and cash it. He could've used it as scrap paper as he originally intended and then threw it away. He did a good deed and deserved a reward.
     
  15. Drakon I got a rock.

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    The movie "Screwed" comes to mind.
     
  16. Mister J Enlightened to the Great Darkness

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    Those are my thoughts.

    I mean, it's very considerate that this guy would go out of his way to return the check, but is there really any damage he could have done here to inspire some extreme gratitude? It's not a check for $1,000 made out to 'Cash'. It's for $185,000. What's he going to do? If he throws it away, one of the parties to the check is going to notice at some point (I'd imagine fairly soon), a stop payment gets made and a new check written; maybe a late fee ensues and/or some initial panic, but not really a big deal.

    Noting how much it's for, I seriously doubt anyone who's not supposed to is able to get money out of that thing, so unless I'm missing something in the way of six-figure check fraud (which is possible), it's basically just a trinket with a big number on it, that anyone with a modicum of sense realizes turns into a ticket to jail if they try to profit from it. If I returned an otherwise worthless piece of paper and got $50 out of it, I'd be pretty content. Besides, it was only the landlord's niece. Who's to say the landlord doesn't give the guy something more substantial later on? ...not that he's under any obligation to.
     
  17. Metamorpho1977 You jack wagon!

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    At least give the guy a life time supply of big macs. Honesty in this day and age is a rarity. That is what deserves a reward.
     
  18. Mister J Enlightened to the Great Darkness

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    You consider that a reward? :confused: :o
     
  19. Metamorpho1977 You jack wagon!

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    it's better than $50
     
  20. Mister J Enlightened to the Great Darkness

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    Debatable.

    That brings about the question, how much is it worth to try and stave off high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis and a host of other debilitating goodies. What am I bid?

    Ehh, skip it. The guy's 47 and he works at McDonald's. He's probably got a foot in the grave as is. :(
     
  21. Metamorpho1977 You jack wagon!

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    hell I'd settle for life time supply of McRibs.
     
  22. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    I think it stems from the fact that the owner of the checking account can write a ****ing check for 185 large, and all they can spare is 50 dollars?
     
  23. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    Exactly. I mean, hell...the fact that she can afford to lose 185 grand but not give more than 50 dollars is amazing.
     
  24. LegendaryCaleb Registered

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    at least 1k
    but 50 bucks?...wtf
     
  25. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    I mean if someone found my paycheck on the ground they'd get 100 bucks from me, at least.
     

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