I just nipped out to my favorite coffee shop to get a zap of americano. On the floor of the shop was some money – I picked it up and thought “hmm, a rumpled $5 bill”, and although a couple of people saw me do it, nobody said “Hey – that fell out of that person’s pocket” or anything. So I pocketed it, paid for my friend Kyle’s coffee, and left a more generous than usual tip.

When I got back to the office I unrumpled it, and realized that it was actually $50. So I feel a bit guilty – the kind of person who drops a crumbled 50 either has loads of money and doesn’t feel the need to have 50s in their wallet, or hardly any and doesn’t have a wallet.

I don’t feel right keeping this – I think I should just make a quick donation to Mercy Corps or something – what do you think?

4 Responses to “mercy”

  1. Robin (bro) says:

    Or next time you’re in you could just tip really well…

  2. Sarah says:

    Alternatively, pass on the good luck and leave a 20 for someone to find

  3. Emma says:

    If you take Sarah’s advice can you make sure I’m behind you – I’d love to find it!

  4. OK I donated to the Human Rights Coalition so hopefully the money will end up doing some good work.

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