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$CASH$ found

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HarryD, May 21, 2003.

  1. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,069

    How many of you have found some money this year while mowing. last week I found a folded up $10 spot and today found another folded up $10 spot . both at banks that I mow :rolleyes: . Can't wait for that $100 bill to come floating by while im mowing. I will eat good that day for sure :p
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    *note to self*

    start checking HarryD's properties for un-claimed cash.
  3. robin 2

    robin 2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    I find $5 and $10 bills, but the mower usually finds them first. One year we kept all of the change we found and it was $200.
  4. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,069

    I try to always walk my commercial propertys for trash & what ever mite be laying in the grass before I begin mowing so I dont have to stop to pick it up. Alot of guys keep lose bills in there front pockets and im sure thats when the bills fall out :( when they pull there keys or what ever from there pocket
  5. Esby

    Esby LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 662

    I found 2 $10 bills last week on the edge of a property I was mowing. I felt guilty just keeping it so I went to the door and asked if it was theirs. Apparently their son was putting in the dock and had taken out his wallet. Wind picked up an blew a bunch of money around. They had though they found it all. They took it and said thank you. I feel like I did the right thing...although there was a side of me that wanted to pocket it.
  6. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,841

    Esby; You did the right thing.

    Taking money on residential properties and just pocketing it is wrong.

    Taking money found on a commercial property is fine as long as they're no reasonable chance that turning it in would mean it would find it's rightful owner. If it was a bank and you found a zippered envelope outside the night deposit - then that's obvious. Turn it in. But some bills floating around in a parking lot or landscape is fair game and there's almost zero chance of finding whoever dropped it. So I don't see anything unethical about keeping that at all.

    Personally, I don't waste my time bending down to pick up anything under $50. I make more money if I just keep walking and doing my work. :D :D :D
  7. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Posts: 1,253

    I found a quarter last week. Just a quarter. :(
  8. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,939

    You'd mulch a 20? I picked up an indian head nickel the other day.
  9. William Camp

    William Camp LawnSite Member
    Posts: 91

    Last year I found a dollar but this year at an auto zone i found a two pack of color condoms and ask in side how they were asking for payment.

    Fourstar Lawnscaping:D :D payup
  10. LakeSide Lawn and Landscape

    LakeSide Lawn and Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 337

    I found $18 walking in the store the other day,Then while sitting at a stop light the man two cars ahead of me jumps out runs to the side of the road and picks up some money.That guy must have good eye sight.

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