Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

DOES HONESTY DESERVE A PAY-OFF?

Read this then tell me, when did honesty deserve a pay-off? We used to return lost items to rightful owners because it was the right thing to do. U.S. Savings Bonds can only be cashed by the named owners anyway. Perhaps the bond owner did not wish to cash the bonds and pay taxes now, so he gave the homeless man $100 which could have been a strain for that rightful owner. Now that bond owner is being vilified in the press for not giving the homeless man enough. Yes, the homeless man did a good thing and is deserving of our praise and thanks, but should good deeds finance a person for life?

2 comments:

  1. You are right that being honest shouldn't require a payoff. I don't believe the owner of the bond should be vilified either. HOWEVER, the fact that the story gained attention allowed plenty of people to to be able to be blessed by helping him. So maybe that was the way it needed to happen.

    The thing that stuck out most to me was the man saying that he and his fiance would have given the man all of it. It's really easy to say what you WOULD do when you don't really have to do it.

    (I found you through Sprinkles blog. I had to check you out because we call my grandma Granny Annie.)

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  2. Thanks for your comments. Isn't is great that Sprinkle has surfaced again! I'll be visiting your blog soon. Granny Annies are good people :-)

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