I say to my two commuting buddies as we reach the top of the escalator in the midst of the morning crowd coming out of Union Station. I start to instinctively reach down for it and suddenly my love of life took over…..
Over the course of these years working downtown, I have found a fair amount of money on the sidewalks, streets, and inside of buildings.
Too many to count of pennies, dimes, nickels and quarters;
$10 on the ground next to a high end car in the East Bank parking area;
At one of my work buildings - 20 North Clark – it use to have a bank in the lobby - I found a $50 bill on its floor and I turned it into the teller.
She said "Why did you do that?"
I replied "Because maybe the person who lost it will come back for it."
I stood there for a couple of seconds thinking and then said "If they don't come back - do I get it?"
"No, it goes into a special fund" she skillfully replied.
All during lunch that day I kept thinking about what I could have bought with that money and how the teller was going to spend it when it ended up in the special "Teller's Wallet Fund!"
I think that everyone has found money at some point, but how many have found a large bill(s) - $50 or $100?
And I do mean “found” as in somebody “lost” it – not “found” as in “I found it in her purse.”