This week: Finding a bag of cash.
If I found a bag of cash I would be so tempted to keep it. All of it. I’m just being honest. Money is tight in our household right now and I would be lying if I said I wouldn’t want to keep it. And I just might for a couple of days. But I know that eventually I would start thinking about the owner of it, like maybe it belongs to a group of nuns who run an orphanage, or maybe it’s money raised for a charity or fund-raiser. So I would have to do my best to find the owner, which might be easy or difficult, depending on the circumstances of where the bag was found. I would turn it over to the police, secretly hoping like crazy that there would be a reward or through some miracle I would be able to keep it. But the only way I would feel right about keeping it is if it somehow came to be rightfully mine.
What I would spend it on would of course depend on how much was there. If we are talking hundreds of dollars, I would pay off my credit card. If we are talking tens of thousands, I would pay off my line of credit. If we are talking hundreds of thousands, I would pay off my mortgage. And if it was into the millions goodbye job, hello plane tickets. We’d probably buy a condo on Vancouver Island and spend the rest of our days writing and making music. Yes, it’s a lovely dream.
Next week: Would you rather win the Nobel Prize or be a rock star?
This is the latest exercise in my 642 Things to Write About Project. Click on the link to find out more, or click on the category 642 Things to Write About Project to read past exercises. 🙂