Detroit Makes Dishonest List
What would you do if you found a grand? Don’t ask people in Detroit (according to this survey)…here’s the scoop:
Most people probably wouldn’t have a problem KEEPING an abandoned $20 bill that they found in a parking lot. They’re probably not going to put a lot of effort into finding its rightful owner. But what if it was $1,000?
A poll asked thousands of people what they’d do if they found $1,000 on the ground, and 47% of people say they’d KEEP IT if no one else was around.
Women were SLIGHTLY more likely to say they’d keep it than men.
They also broke it down by cities, and found that the most “honest” city was: Jacksonville, Florida, where 62% said they’d HAND IT OVER. The other honest cities include: L.A. . . . Tulsa, Oklahoma . . . and Atlanta.
The most DISHONEST cities . . . assuming it’s “dishonest” to keep it . . . were Detroit, Memphis, and New Orleans. In all three, just 38% said they’d hand it over. The next-most dishonest was Baltimore.
(You can see the full results, here.)
Speaking of being honest – we’re being honest about finding an ACTUAL payphone
Screaming Scott had this to say:
Nowadays, it’s easier to find Waldo than it would be to find a working real Payphone. It seems technology and the times have made the Payphone obsolete.
When you find a Payphone, you tend to have a double take and memories flood your mind. There was always one at the local roller rink when you had to call the folks to pick you up. It seemed every 7-11 store had one out front. My band CHIT! played in one of my favorite bars, Augies, which had one in the bathroom next to the sink. I remember folklore of strange stories of some substance on the receiver and the touch tones that would possibly kill you. The cleanliness of the Payphone was always in question- wiping it down or holding the receiver with a tissue so you wouldn’t catch anything.