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Old February 01, 2019, 21:26   #1
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My good deed for the day

This being the first of the month I went to my bank and with drew some cash from my savings account. My federal civil service annuity goes direct deposit to this account.

So I get home and open the envelope and counted the $20 bills. I withdrew $500 which is 25 bills. But there were 27 Jackson's. Recounted to make sure that I hadn't made a mistake. Nope, there was $540 there. So I drove back to the bank and requested to see the teller who had given me the money. I pulled out the two Jackson's and told her that she had overpaid me. She did a quick drawer count and saw that I was right. She thanked me and that was my good deed for the day.

They say that no good deed goes unpunished. So I wonder what kind of bad sh!t will happen.....

And so it goes.


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Old February 01, 2019, 22:15   #2
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Old February 01, 2019, 22:27   #3
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Integrity and ethics. Nice to see now and then.
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Old February 01, 2019, 22:44   #4
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Old February 02, 2019, 00:11   #5
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Good man, you saved that teller from losing their job.
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Old February 02, 2019, 06:18   #6
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This being the first of the month I went to my bank and with drew some cash from my savings account. My federal civil service annuity goes direct deposit to this account.

So I get home and open the envelope and counted the $20 bills. I withdrew $500 which is 25 bills. But there were 27 Jackson's. Recounted to make sure that I hadn't made a mistake. Nope, there was $540 there. So I drove back to the bank and requested to see the teller who had given me the money. I pulled out the two Jackson's and told her that she had overpaid me. She did a quick drawer count and saw that I was right. She thanked me and that was my good deed for the day.

They say that no good deed goes unpunished. So I wonder what kind of bad sh!t will happen.....

And so it goes

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She did not count it out at the counter for you did she.
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Old February 02, 2019, 09:17   #7
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Was at a quickie mart. Gave a gal some money, she gave me $2 too much in change. She acted a little put back that I pointed out her mistake and gave her the $2 back.

I watch people count out change and when I see them start with quarters I realize they don't really know what they are doing. They are just looking at the amount on the screen that shows what the change should be.
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Old February 02, 2019, 13:00   #8
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If you hadn't taken the money back you would have gotten a phone call from them after they took a count at the end of the day asking you how much money you received. I think they can narrow it down to the teller where the mix up happened. But good on you for taking the money back.

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Old February 02, 2019, 13:12   #9
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My good deed
I was visiting one of the construction projects in my AO yesterday and found an envelope in the parking lot. In it was one of the sheetrockers’ paycheck. I gave it to the project superintendent. Got a call on my cell from the guy who dropped his check... He was real happy.
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Old February 02, 2019, 13:19   #10
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You aparently anger the system of evil, when you do something good.

It ain't GOD, but somehow the bad guys send shit your way.

I have learned the hard way.
You just cannot believe some of it it, after doing the right thing. I always keep that in mind.
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Old February 02, 2019, 13:32   #11
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Old February 02, 2019, 13:34   #12
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If they shorted you, would they have contacted you, would the onus of proof have be on you??

Good on ya though!!

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This looks like a good deed thread...

A month ago a girl at work asked me if I wanted two kerosene heaters. They were from here mountain house she recently sold. One new in box, one barely used. AND a can of kerosene. Being a scrounger I said sure, figured I could sell on Craigslist. I drained the can into my waste oil tank, took pictures, and waited for a cold snap. The other day I happened into one of my vendors and the girl behind the counter was lamenting that here oil burner in her house had crapped and was going to cost $11,000 to fix and with the expected cold snap she was worried she and her son would freeze with only a small propane camp heater to keep them warm. Guess where the kerosene heaters ended up? I even stopped and filled the can with fresh kero before I dropped them off.

Felt good.
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Old February 02, 2019, 16:03   #14
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I have done my share of good deeds during my lifetime and have on occasion regretted doing so. Some people see being honest and ethical as weakness and will try to take advantage of that. Happened all the time in the prison and I am referring to staff, not the inmates.....

You have to be careful when doing a favor for someone. There are those who will never return a favor and laugh at you. Then there are those who won't return a favor and will have a hundred excuses. But the worst are those who will return and ask for another favor and another. They figure you for a sucker and will screw you every chance they get.

So these days I pretty much decline doing favors or offering assistance to anyone. But I am pretty much a basically honest person. I was raised that way as a child.....

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Old February 02, 2019, 16:11   #15
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Cashed some money orders at a grocery store. Walked away. Noted that I was overpaid $100. Went back up to the counter and said

"I received wrong amount".

Manager said "once you leave the counter, I can't help you - it's your job to count it out."

"Ok," says I, "when your drawer is $100 short tonight, you'll know why. "

He got really huffy, but what's good for the goose, is good for the gander.
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Old February 02, 2019, 19:12   #16
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Most young people today can't make change in their heads or even count. When paying cash for small purchases, I usually try to provide the correct change or else an amount that will return to me larger value coins and not pennies, like, say, providing $2.07 for a $1.82 purchase. If the cashier punches in $2 before waiting for the change and is then presented with the coins, he/she is completely lost as to how to make it work out.

Likewise, at the supermarket yesterday, I failed to get the advertised sale price for a meat purchase, two packages at $2.98 a pound instead of $4.98. In attempting to correct the error, the front desk manager got out her hand calculator and proceeded to completely eff it up, having no real idea how to accurately calculate the refund. After messing around, she finally came up with seven dollars and change. It should have been over nine, but I figured good enough and just went along to minimize the intellectual discomfort.
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Old February 04, 2019, 12:08   #17
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Cashed some money orders at a grocery store. Walked away. Noted that I was overpaid $100. Went back up to the counter and said

"I received wrong amount".

Manager said "once you leave the counter, I can't help you - it's your job to count it out."

"Ok," says I, "when your drawer is $100 short tonight, you'll know why. "

He got really huffy, but what's good for the goose, is good for the gander.
good answer to that arrogant dickhead.!
I argued once with a manager at a culvers and the idiots would not admit to making a mistake, Matter of fact, they doubled my order and then doubled the mistake in my favor. I couldn't believe it.
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So Brother Retired Bum, are you single? Did you get her number? You could pretend you are Bezos and tell her you would like to take her out for a coffee.

It worked for Bezos, maybe it could work for you too.

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To answer the above question from Jarhead504, the answer is no. My life is fairly uncomplicated at age 73 and it is gonna stay that way.

And so it goes.


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Old February 05, 2019, 18:56   #20
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To answer the above question from Jarhead504, the answer is no. My life is fairly uncomplicated at age 73 and it is gonna stay that way.

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Even if, ya are a yankee.
He only answered one question with a"no". Southern Gentlemen need the company of ladies too.

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This being the first of the month I went to my bank and with drew some cash from my savings account. My federal civil service annuity goes direct deposit to this account.

So I get home and open the envelope and counted the $20 bills. I withdrew $500 which is 25 bills. But there were 27 Jackson's. Recounted to make sure that I hadn't made a mistake. Nope, there was $540 there. So I drove back to the bank and requested to see the teller who had given me the money. I pulled out the two Jackson's and told her that she had overpaid me. She did a quick drawer count and saw that I was right. She thanked me and that was my good deed for the day.

They say that no good deed goes unpunished. So I wonder what kind of bad sh!t will happen.....

And so it goes.


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+1

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To answer the above question from Jarhead504, the answer is no. My life is fairly uncomplicated at age 73 and it is gonna stay that way.

And so it goes.


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This being the first of the month I went to my bank and with drew some cash from my savings account. My federal civil service annuity goes direct deposit to this account.

So I get home and open the envelope and counted the $20 bills. I withdrew $500 which is 25 bills. But there were 27 Jackson's. Recounted to make sure that I hadn't made a mistake. Nope, there was $540 there. So I drove back to the bank and requested to see the teller who had given me the money. I pulled out the two Jackson's and told her that she had overpaid me. She did a quick drawer count and saw that I was right. She thanked me and that was my good deed for the day.

They say that no good deed goes unpunished. So I wonder what kind of bad sh!t will happen.....

And so it goes.


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