Random Acts of Kindness, Japanese News Story at 11

This morning as I was getting ready for work I saw this little tidbit: Money Found In Toilets Across Japan on my personal yahoo page.  Go and read it, it's pretty short.  Or if not, here is the gist.  Someone put 10000 yen bills in the bathrooms that were all wrapped up very nicely and in a very Japanese style.  That is about $82 for those of you who don't know the currency exchange.  They had a nice note attached to them that said something about using it towards self-enrichment and that there was only one per person.  It is speculated that there was about 2 million yen found (about $16,000.00 and some change) in fifteen different prefectures around Japan. What would have happened if this anonymous fiscal do-gooder had done such a thing in the US?  I think it's something to wonder, especially since the Japanese one said "take one per person" and they actually did. Would Americans follow the rules? Or would they suck and ruin it for everyone?  I think that goes to say a lot about a culture. What would you do?  Would you just take one, or would you take a fist full?  When there are free samples/handouts do you just take one or do you take 5, 10, 15?  I think it's time for you to consider this question and leave a response.

  1. Something else I wanted to mention: When I was at the store yesterday, a woman let me in front of her in line b/c I only had a few items. I thanked her and told the cashier that she was very nice and I appreciated it. Then the woman told the cashier that she wanted a discount on her groceries since she had done her good deed for the day.

    Why can’t we just do a good deed? Why do we always expect something in return from doing something nice for others? I just don’t get it, tell me why.

    July 12th, 2007 at 8:02 am
  2. Because americans are selfish and mostly about themselves. Theres really no sense of community. And since I was nice enough to comment give me $5.

    D WallZ
    July 12th, 2007 at 9:30 am

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