|New Civilization News: A Modern Parable|
5 comments7 Nov 2007 @ 15:38 by jmarc : Age 12
My foster bro, now long passed into the great beyond, are walking to the hardware store to buy corks to use as bobbers to go catfishing with. He looks down into a grate covered storm drain, and spots a twenty. He points it out, and we stand there trying to figure how to get at it. I came up with the idea of using a piece of Hubba Bubba Bubble gum and a stick to retrieve it. The idea works, we split the twenty, and both buy more bobbers than we thought we'd get, plus some hooks, and later, a pack of marlboros each. We had a pretty good summer.
We used to tell our parents we were going to camp out on the lawn, and when we saw their bedroom light go out, we'd book it down to the local fishing hole, and catch some cat fish.
Found another 20, by myself on a cold winters day when I went for a long walk, looking for some adventure, in my mid twenties.
I was by myself that day, so I kept it and probably bought some m7uch needed food that night.
Your friend, if he'd shared, would probably had much more fun, I think.
7 Nov 2007 @ 20:17 by swanny : My point exactly
well couldn't have said it better Jm
if you can't share good fortune then whats the point of it.
10 Nov 2007 @ 09:58 by jazzolog : I Had The Same Thing Happen
around the same age. My father and I were in a flower shop, and I spotted a twenty dollar bill on the floor. I showed it to Dad and he offered me the option to turn it in at the front desk. Wanting to be a "good boy" that's what I did. I left my name and phone number in case no one claimed it.
When my father told the story to relatives, he made a joke out of it saying the clerk promised to call me if the money could be mine---as the clerk smugly put the bill in his own wallet. I still feel cheated all around about that incident.
10 Nov 2007 @ 12:34 by swanny : Yea money
Yea money is a odd thing...
still don't always grasp the concept.
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