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Would you have done the right thing at the Casino

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    Hello:
    Last night my mother told me that she was very bored at the condo. I asked her what you like to do? I offered to take her to dinner, or shopping for clothes?

    She said I'd like to try my luck at the Potawatomi casino. So I take her to the nearby casino and wheeled her around until she found slot machine to her liking.

    She said now go play by yourself and come back in an hour. I said why don't I just stay close by in case you need me for any thing? She said GO!

    I went to a slot machine close by so she was never out of my eyesight. There was an elderly woman playing next to my mom and she suddenly got up and left.

    As the woman was leaving I could see my mom waving her arms saying to please come back. I get up and quickly walked over and my mom said hurry up and get the woman to come back here, she left her money.

    Long story short, the woman had around $200.00 in the machine that she failed to cash out. The woman was very appreciative for my mom's honesty, and wanted to give her some money and my mom refused.

    It got me to thinking, in this day and age, how many people would be that honest? I honestly believe that most people are good honest hard working people, and most would have done the same thing.

    What do you think? At a casino, do you believe that most people would have called that woman back or cashed out and left with her money?
    Steve Balistreri
    Wauwatosa Wisconsin
    P.S. I'm proud of my mom for what she did. On the way home all I heard was how she could not win a dime as I placed her at one of the worst machines the casino had.
     
  2. Catpower

    Catpower Molon Labe TS Supporters

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    Well Steve why did you leave her at such a crappy machine LOL

    I have been in the same deal before, I always told the people about it and after I did wondered why I did, but it was the right thing to do

    One time I was at the grocery store getting some brewskis, and the fella in front of me dropped a wad of money on the floor when he was paying, it was pretty hard to tell him as at the time I was pretty hard up, but I told him, and he was real thankful, said it was all he had so I figured he really needed it so all was good
     
  3. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

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    Integrity is a wonderful thing, some got it, some don't but claim to ... Sooner or later you will know who does and who don't ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  4. SeldomShoots

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    Kudos to you mom for her honesty.

    However, this could also be a set up or sting where casino security watches for people to abandon machines, or plants them waiting for others to cash the leaving persons winnings. I thought that if someone walks away from the machine and does not claim their winnings, the "abandoned property" is treated as being owned by the casino.
     
  5. magnumshot

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    I think most people are honest and would have done the same thing. I once was tapping a bank machine and when I went to use it, there was money sticking out. Apparently someone tapped and left without their money. I took it in the bank and left it with my receipt so they could track the transaction before mine.
     
  6. avery53

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    I would have chased her down. If given the wrong change, I speak up. Just how I was brought up.

    avery
     
  7. EuroJoe

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    Integrity is the only thing that you and you alone are responsible for! You can't help being tall or short, fat or thin, black or white, handsome or ugly,smart or stupid, but the integrity is all yours, pal!
     
  8. Bruce Specht

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    There is nothing to a person if they aren't honest.
     
  9. JT 27

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    I agree, it was the right thing to do. My wife has a habit of machine hopping. One evening she received a payout coupon that would not payout on the machines. When she went to a cashier, they called security and security took my wife to be interviewed (interigated). It seems that security had observed my wife getting a ticket from an adjaucent slot and assumed she had taken someone elses money. This is a felony in Illinois. I got involved and was quite obnoxious as I did not believe my wife would steal someone elses money. We were both banned for life. 3 days later the Casino manager called and asked that we come in to visit her. I told her why I had no desire to talk with her. She explained that one of their cashiers had reported the incident to her and she did not believe we had done anything wrong. They reviewed the tape, ran it back far enough to see that my wife had played the machine she took the money from. We recieved about $1000. in perks and a lot of apologies. I asked that the security people that had been too lazy to run back the tape be fired. It did not happen.
     
  10. Shooting Coach

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    "If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters".
     
  11. dirt stirrer

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    I recently found a money clip while fueling at a quick stop. Didn't think much of it, but what the heck else have I got to do while watching the dial spin. Spring style money clip, could barely see the green of any bills, it was folded up so tightly. Took off down the road, opened it up and 2-$100 bills and a 10 spot. This was someones life savings I would bet, so I went back and put up a sign on the poster board section of the quick stop. Thought better than to give it to the teller and instruct her to find the owner, yeah right. Nothing so far, it's been a month. Must have been someone passing through.

    I expected to get a hunert calls saying, yeah I lost some money, but the clip was very unique, and there were only three bills, someone would remember that without fail. Gave it to my grandkids instead. I got plenty of ammo.
     
  12. senior smoke

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    You guys make me proud to be a fellow trapshooter. I have always told my wife and mother that some of the finest people are in the shooting sports.

    Sure, we have some that I would not trust with a lamb chop, but for the most part as a whole, we have some of the finest, most generous, most loyal people in all of sports. No brag, just fact, in my opinion.
    Steve
     
  13. Brian in Oregon

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    Back in the days when I paid cash for everything, I came home with my wallet full of cash from my paycheck. Started counting it out to split with the wife and... had $100 too much. One extra $100 bill. I know there was only about $20 in small bills before I added my pay money.

    Went to the bank the next morning and asked to see the manager. Said I thought there was a mistake in the money I received, and that it looked like I got $100 too much.

    I got this deer in the headlights look for a moment.

    He then said, ok, and went to the head cashier, and asked if there was a shortage in any of the tills from the previous day.

    Yes, there was. $100. And it was from the young gal who cashed my check.

    I felt pretty good because it was her first day on the job, and the money was accounted for.
     
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  15. motordoctor

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    i had the same experience as brian in oregon. The teller gave my 10 dollars too much. about three days later i went back to the bank and asked if a teller was shot the other day. You know the answer so i took the 10 spot out of my clip and handed it over. It was the firs week on the job and she was really thrilled. They now know my name and greet me by name every time i go in.
     
  16. hrosik123

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    I was on a cruise with my girlfriend to Turkey and Greece. We were shopping at a bazarr in Turkey when I found a purse just sitting on a table. I looked in the purse and there was 6k in cash and another 5k in Amex travelers checks plus a ships ID from our boat. There was also a brand new Canon rebel w/ multiple lenses.
    It took me close to 30 minutes to find this woman. When I did I handed her the purse and camera stating that she left it up towards the front.
    Instead of thanking me she snatched her purse and said "all my money better be there".
    I let her count it and walked on. In retrospect I should have thrown all of it in the garbage. Ungrateful c<£t.
    Honesty is always the best policy but sometimes it makes you think.
     
  17. senior smoke

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    Steve W:
    You did the right thing. Now, if you were single it would have been seashells and balloons.
    Steve

    Brian:
    When I first started at the bank years ago, they started me in the mail dept. as that was the bottom rung of the ladder. I was then promoted to a teller and the first day as a teller I was $100.00 over.

    It was a Friday night, and we looked for the error until 11pm as we closed at 8pm. My boss made me drive across town and hand deliver the money to the customer. I am certain that teller was very grateful for your honesty.
    Steve

    Motor doctor:
    Same thing, the teller must have been relieved as a shortage goes against their record.
    Steve

    Hrosik:
    Even though she was ungrateful, you did the right thing. Years ago, I found $113.00 in a envelope on my lunch hour. I asked my secretary to please call the guy on the papers that were inside the envelope as he was obviously going to pay some bill.

    When I came back from lunch the secretary said he picked up the money and said nothing and left.

    I guess you win some and lose some, but I do believe that every good deed get's repaid thrice.
    Steve
     
  18. newbbs

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    Someone please send this thread to GX7, he might learn something.

    Temperature is nice here in the state of reality known as Texas

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  19. Peter Sinclare

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    senior smoke, although his wife is a knock out, the reason Steve W did the right thing in this case, he wasn't really drunk . LOL
     
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  20. senior smoke

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    Peter:
    In the end he did the right thing, LOL.
    Steve
     
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