Friday, December 19, 2008

Sandwichman Finds $800 in ATM

by the Sandwichman

Times are tough. But not so tough that some people won't go and withdraw 800 bucks from an ATM machine and then forget to take the money (and the withdrawal slip)! Of course I did the right thing and turned the money over to the credit union where the bank machine was. Coincidentally, there was a story in the New York Times in the 1930s about a sandwich man who found $45,000 in securities in a snow bank on Wall Street. I did a post on that story on MaxSpeak. I'll have to see if I can dig it up again.


reason said...

Try this:
(in German)

Sandwichman said...

I was wondering what the "record" might be. I realized that $800 was probably petty cash. But the adrenaline rush still kept me awake until 2 am this morning.

kevin quinn said...

When he took the money, did the snow bank fail? (-;

Sandwichman said...

...did the snow bank fail?

No, they just injected liquidity and then froze their assets.