Downs And Ups

As I mentioned in a previous post, I seem to have an uncanny knack of things evening out in my life.

It happened again.

Yesterday my greedy Angelica catfish, in a grand imitation of Bruce the shark from "Jaws", devoured $ 10 worth of brand new Neons (little tropical fish, not the cars...) For the gory details, see my previous post below.

Well, after work today while walking through the parkade, I happened to look down (okay.... actually, I constantly look down when I walk - a bad habit of mine) and I spotted this:

So I pick it up and come to slow understanding that it is, in fact, real money.

Holy crap.

So what do I do? For some reason, looking a bit like an idiot, I hold the money up over my head and slowly perform a 360, surveying the deserted parkade. Just a couple of cars remain, but not a soul is in sight. Now I really had no idea what to do.

Do I wave it around, yelling "Um, has anyone lost twenty dollars?"


Yeah. Right. Even if I did, no one was around to hear me. And what would I have done if someone came along and said it was thiers? Do I ask them to recite the serial number as proof?

After ensuring that it wasn't some little old lady's grocery money, I decide to pocket it... but my hands were shaking (guilt, I guess). I definitely would have (and have in the past, actually) returned it to it's previous owner if I had seen it drop, but there it was, slowly flapping in the breeze near my car.

Just waiting for me to pick it up and buy more Neons.

Then again, maybe not.

13 People would rather be commenting:

toners said...

Sooo....did you buy more? :)

Irene said...

I think you should spend that on a nice evening out at the movies with a large buttered popcorn and a large diet coke. Will that be enough?

Maureen said...

SI: That sounds like a good idea! I DO have yet to see the latest Harry Potter flick...

Toners: Nope.... no more Neons. I figured the Angelica has had enough to eat already...

Rachael said...

Woot, woot!! LOL

Lynn said...

I think I would've done the happy dance also! Good for you. Do something nice for yourself, like a mani or pedi. Pamper yourself,lol.

EquineSpirit said...

Wow! I think that's a sign telling you to treat yourself to something nice!!

Curly Glamour Girlie said...

I am a HUGE believer in karma and the universe balancing itself.

I'd have done the same thing (looking to see if someone dropped it) and then figured it was mine to have.

Hopefully you use it on something for yourself to enjoy - the super duper pedi (not just the regular one), a HARDCOVER book (not having to wait for the paperback or take it out of the library), a non-matinee movie with the requisite over priced snacks, a good, overpriced dessert in a coffeehouse. Something of that ilk!

Can't wait to hear what you do with it!

Alyssa said...

Lucky! I'm thinkin' ...
Girls night
icecream cone
scrapbook stuff...etc

Have fun!

Jill said...

Sounds like your lucky day! :-)

Cupcake Blonde said...

I love when that happens! Perhaps a treat for yourself along with the new Neons?

Stephanie said...

Being American I would have been very excited to find 20 Canadian $'s, actually being in Canada when you found it. Priceless!
I say buy yourself something pretty!

Maureen said...

Hah! Actually, my daughter reminded me I DID find a $ 20 American dollar bill once too... in 2001 we were visiting the Mall of America and while waiting for her and hubby to ride the indoor roller coaster, I found a twenty balled up on the floor under the coaster track... I guess it fell out of someone's pocket while on the ride!!!

Anonymous said...

WOW! $20! That's a purty find there! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

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