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Were you ever insulted instead of being rewarded for a good deed?

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    Were you ever insulted instead of being rewarded for a good deed?

    When I was 12, I was walking home from school one day when I spotted a wallet in front of a parked car. I picked it up, and you could tell it was heavy w/cash and credit cards.

    I didn't know what to do at first? But my brain finally started to work, and I opened it to look for an I.D. Turned out the owner lived right in front of where I was standing.

    Now my confession. I was staying w/my older sister and niece at the time, and we were a month behind in the rent, plus basically living on mac and cheese. I went into the hallway and counted the money in the wallet: $400 dollars. A lot of money back in my youth (our rent was $150 per month, to give you some idea).

    Yes, I thought about keeping the money (and chucking the wallet back in front of the car where I'd first found it). But I thought maybe if I was honest and returned it to the owner, he might be grateful and give me a small reward? Hell, even $10 bucks would have been much appreciated!

    Long story short, not only did I not get any kind of reward, but the crazy dude accused me of being a thief! He ordered me to get the hell away from his apt. or he was gonna call the cops ASAP. Speechless is not the word. I got the hell out of there, and made a solemn promise to keep the next wallet I was lucky enough to find on the street. Especially when I had family I cared about that were hungry and about to be evicted from their homes.

    The world can be a brutal and coarse place for the honest and poor.

    P.S. I never found another wallet...

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    #2
    That's friggin nuts!

    I've offered five dollars to a bum and he told me "Fuck You!"

    I let a guy stay the night at my apartment who claimed to be homeless and he ran off with my wallet, phone, and backpack.

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      #3
      Originally posted by ill Duce View Post
      That's friggin nuts!

      I've offered five dollars to a bum and he told me "Fuck You!"

      I let a guy stay the night at my apartment who claimed to be homeless and he ran off with my wallet, phone, and backpack.
      Matthew Mussolini You're way more trusting than I am. I do good deeds as best I can, but no way am I letting some random homeless dude spend the night in my apt. What I usually do is find an all night diner (especially if it's cold and raining), and buy the dude a hot meal and just listen to him tell his life story.

      Mother Teresa always said people are more hungry for love than something to eat. I do that as best I can. Plus I find so many of these life stories from the homeless are truly amazing. One day I might even collect them in a book! All proceeds will (of course) go to a my favorite homeless shelter.

      P.S. That crazy dude that was so ungrateful when I returned his lost wallet was a rare exception. Most people appreciate it when you are concerned about them. I didn't let his arrogance influence me in any way :-)

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