Re: Bus driver returns moneyDec 11th, 2008
While neither the bank nor Brinks gave a crap about the bus driver's honesty, I know damned well that the Brinks employee did. Kudos to the bus driver.
The reality is that you and I are probably the only ones that might return the money.
I can say that because we recognize the real temptation the money would offer to our human natures. In that recognition there is a real ability to oppose it if we wished. If someone won't recognize it then how can they oppose it? They can't.
I think anyone who seriously considers walking out of a Tim Horton's with $80,000 in a bag that doesn't belong to them is putting a lot of faith in some employees they don't know from Tom, Dick, or Harry...a lot.
They have TV shows exhibiting the kind of linear thought processes these types of criminals are known for...
If you feel its ok to walk away with the money then it speaks volumes about your sense of morality,
pride and overall character.
Not someone I would want to pal around with. How long before someone like that starts to pilfer from your own personal belongings.
I've had my car broken into on a couple of occasions and it left me fuming. Once they stole a bag of microphones, cables, effects units...tools of my trade. The last time my car was robbed I was parked in an underground lot at my apartment building. The thief took my cool sunglasses and an old wallet with nothing of value in it.
The didn't take any of my cds though, which was disappointing. What, no one likes Led Zeppelin or Deep Purple anymore?...geesh. Nearest I can figure, he must have been a hip hop fan.
Anyway, the dumbass missed the golf clubs in the trunk.
Where do people get off on thinking they can relieve others of their hard earned goods?
The short answer, if you feel it's justified to steal from others because your mind tells you so, then you have stepped outside the normally accepted behaviour of a civilized individual.
Yes, in the criminal's mind he is totally justified in his actions because he has resolved it in his head that it's perfectly ok to carry out an act of injustice, whether it's stealing or killing. Thankfully, we have laws and barriers in place to keep this sort of thing in check. Otherwise we would indeed fall into anarchy. I've stared into the face of evil and believe me you would not want to cut loose some of the characters out there who would do you and others irreparable harm.