Really strange thing happened earlier

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  1. mcfarfs

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    I was using the cash machine at London Blackfriars station. Checking how much money I had....£0.14 :( .

    I saw the guy next to me at the other ATM read his balance slip and then drop it and walk off (I must add at this point that the station was VERY busy and I wasn't really watching him, so I wouldn't have been able to find him.)

    I then noticed the cash machine he had just used said something like "Would you like to use another service", so without thinking I just hit "Yes", "Cash" "£10". The plonker had left his car in there with the pin typed in!

    So I took the tenner and the card, already starting to feel a bit guilty. Then I noticed the balance slip he had just dropped. It was about £100 he had, I can't rememeber really how much but he certainly wasn't rich.

    So I went and handed in the bank card at the ticket office at the station, I didn't bother handing in the money because I seriously doubted it would find its way back to its owner, more likely the man I handed it too would pocket it.

    I put the ten £ note in my pocket, wandered round for a bit trying to decide if I should spend my new found riches.

    Next thing I knew, I put my hand back into the pocket where I had only just put a tenner. And it had gone! :eek:

    Weird eh? I have never EVER lost anything more than a couple of quid before, certainly not £10, and then when I "acquire" this money through slightly unorthadox means, I lose it less than five minutes after finding it!

    Gotta be fate!
     
  2. GBDG1

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    it was probably the crack monkey, you criminal :p
     
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    I found a tenner earlier.
     
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    If you'd have actually taken any cash out of your account, then your wallet would most likely have mysteriously vanished along with the tenner. ;)


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    Thats what you get for stealing :lesson:
     
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    thats really wierd, i found a fiver the other day at work and knowing full well i should have just handed it in, i decided to keep it. next thing i know i put my hand in my pocket and it was gone. i was thinking i had been pick-pocketed.
    its all about karma, talk about My Name Is Earl :D
     
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    Karma. Plain and simple.
     
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    just you wait till the bank and police are onto you, your gonna be in a whole lot of trouble just for that tenner you never got to keep!
     
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    That can't be right. That would have meant you'd have his card as well as you cannot reclaim the card and then withdraw cash unless its a swipe machine (which they aren't at blackfriars).
     
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    too right - they'll have your details as there'll be cameras on both machines and they'll easily be able to locate you...

    do they have web access inside..? :rolleyes:
     
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    he did say -

     
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    Fair enough. In that case, the bloke can only be described as preoccupied.
     
  13. mcfarfs

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    Stupid thing is, I was about to check my account, noticed him walk away from his cash machine, took out a tenner from his, and then checked my account!

    So I kinda shot myself in the foot a bit really!
     
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    shame it wasn't a bit more or we'd be reading about you in the tabloids...:D
     
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    I was in Edinburgh last summer and stood behind this Chinese guy at the ATM queue. I'm talking to my wife and the Chinese guy walks away.

    I move up to the ATM and as I go to put my card in, the cash slot opens and spits out a thick wad of cash. I take it out and then take his receipt. I handed both to my wife who chases him down the street and hands it to him. Did he thank her? No he did not. Don't think he spoke english as a matter of fact.

    There must have been £300 easy in the wad. Did I find £300 in my pocket soon after??

    Did I hell. So much for karma.

    My name is Earl is a great show though!! :thumbsup:

    Wakey wakey, hands off snakey.
     
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    So do you hand yourself into the police before they catch you or go on the run for the £10 you stole and never got to keep?
     
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    it prolly would have worked out for me, if i had taken it to the bossman he probably would have said "keep it mate, finders keepers" then i would have put it away somewhere safe and not lost it. ;)

    but lol at the magical hope of £300 turning up in your pocket.

    makes you wonder though how some people can be so stupid - fair enough he didint speak english but if i was in china, the last thing i'd do is put my card in a machine and start pressing buttons if i didnt know what they did.
     
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    :laugh:

    Believe or not I was given some money this morning for my thieving skills but it was not some ones back pocket but they wanted a lock picking for them.

    If I had stole the money it would have been to return the money to the rightfully owner.

    I do not think it was up to you to decide that the ticket office station bloke would pocket and keep the £10 yourself.
    I once was given change for a £20 at a supermarket till when Id only given them £10 note but I immediately told them there mistake, and the thanks I got was worth more to me than the £10.
     
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    i dont think you should have taken the £10. would you have handed the card in if it was a bunch of tenners? or did you hand it back because you didnt know the pin? sorry mate i dont mean to come across judgemental or anything but i just dont think you should have taken the money,
     
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    I don't think you should have taken it either. Its theft pure and simple. What if the reason the guy forgot the card is he's going through a really rough patch or lost a close relative.

    Hate to say this McFarfs and at the risk of being slapped with a warning but you're a scumbag.
     
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    I think that if the intention was theft he would have pressed £250 instead of the £10 - minimum amount.
     
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    Minimum amount would have been zero.
     
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    Theft indeed but I wouldn't go as far as to say hees a scumbag for it - he handed the card in!

    Scumbag is a term i would apply to a chav :)
     
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    Why try to withdraw money in the first place if it's not your account ?
     
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    If this is a wind up thread then"hee hee" if not boo to you ,you thieving rotter.
     
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    Handed in a £20 I found on the floor in Sainsburs a while back (if it had been £5 I wouldnt have bothered :devil: ) but i couldnt bear the thought of a little old lady loosing her shopping money. A few days later I got a call from a the person who lost it thanking me for handing it in, they never expected anyone to do that so it made me feel better than the £20 would have done.

    I can only presmue they were genuine otherwise why call me ?

    Karma.... im still waiting :hiya:
     
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    I wouldn't bother, it comes when you least expect it ;)
     
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    I found a cock on the ground once. It was all mouldy. ;)

    But, naw, karma. I hate it. Once, when I was like four, I saw some guy drop a penny, and I hurriedly picked it up and gave it to him. He thanked me, and I never saw him again in person. But he's in the papers all the time nowadays, as the frikkin' chairman of Microsoft!

    :suicide:
     
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    Had a couple of bad months cash wise recently and have been pretty skint..had even resorted to selling of a few bits of old PC kit on here and Ebay, anyway in a newsagents last week spending my last quid until payday this week and saw an old lady drop a wad of cash out of her bag (Probably about £100 or so) as she pulled her purse out at the counter.

    For a split second I'm ashamed to admit i thought about putting my foot on it and picking it up for myself, however my good side came out and I picked it up and handed it to her, she said thanks and I felt better for it. (but still skint)

    Got my payslip for the month yesterday and low and behold there is a completely unexpected annual bonus in it of 20%!

    What goes around....
     

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