Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Money, money, money...

Money is a funny thing.
Pic by Ordinary Malaysian
From the book World Polymer Banknotes (A Standard Reference)
an afterHours publication

You can say it is the root of all evil. You can say money makes the world go round. Or you can sing about it like Abba did.

You can say anything about money. But it never fails to arouse passion in all of us.

Do you feel excited when you find money on the road or anywhere else? Do you jump up for joy? Or temporarily freeze and literally tremble as you pick it up like a dear friend once did?

Cym wrote an interesting post Finding Money in her blog.

The comment I left in her post, which I reproduce below, is how I feel about finding money


When I was a kid, I used to find coins on the road or in the fields and I would get excited. Later when I grew up, I would still find money but the excitement was gone. Once a saw a bundle of notes lying on a supermarket floor and I didn't even think to pick it up. Of course, the woman behind me rushed to pick it up. Then one day I was with a woman friend and we were walking back when I saw several crisp 10 Malaysian dollars notes lying on the road; my friend was so excited that when she picked them up she was trembling! Ah, the sight of money lying to be picked up! Then once when was I queuing up for food, I found a 50 dollar note lying on the floor in FRONT of me. I did pick it up but before I could ask around if anyone had lost it, the couple behind me reached up to claim it was theirs. I was doubtful the money was theirs but nevertheless I gave it to them. Now, had it been a million dollars I might have had second thoughts. Of course I would HAVE HAD SECOND THOUGHTS. Still, if I knew the rightful owner I wouldn't have had hesitated. Not because I want to earn brownie points with god, but that's just the way I am. Very stupid I think. They say you must really, really love money SO MUCH so as to attract more money. I think I had better let this sink into my head fast if I want to a millionaire.
December 16, 2011 10:57 AM

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