Contractor, owner feud over hidden cash

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by ToolGuy, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. Dec 16, 2007 #1

    ToolGuy

    ToolGuy

    ToolGuy

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2007
    Messages:
    482
    Likes Received:
    2
  2. Dec 16, 2007 #2

    travelover

    travelover

    travelover

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2007
    Messages:
    693
    Likes Received:
    2
    I believe it used to be a custom to hide coins in the construction of a home bearing the date of construction. I found a 1942 penny in my former 1942 home hidden under some trim.
     
  3. Dec 16, 2007 #3

    ToolGuy

    ToolGuy

    ToolGuy

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2007
    Messages:
    482
    Likes Received:
    2
    Actually, I realized that some time later when the job was almost finished. I think if I'd thought of it at the time I would have left it there, but I wasn't about to take the window apart to put it back. But if there's a next time, I'll know.
     
  4. Dec 18, 2007 #4

    inspectorD

    inspectorD

    inspectorD

    Housebroken Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2005
    Messages:
    4,502
    Likes Received:
    267
    Well....I will never tell.:D
    It seams to me the rightful owners may be the kin folk of the fella who left the cash.
    It had his name on it and it sure would be funny for neither one of the money grubbers to get it.
    And hopefully the family of this thrifty gent is already well off...and gives it to charity.:)

    We all need it...but money is not your friend.;)
     
  5. Dec 19, 2007 #5

    CraigFL

    CraigFL

    CraigFL

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006
    Messages:
    409
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't get it.... The money belongs to the owner of the house since they paid for it along with all the attachments. There is no argument in my book. It was nice that the owner offered a "finders fee" but even that wasn't necessary. It's ourageous that someone would think that if they "found" something on someone elses property, that it would be theirs.

    It's like me going over to my friend's home and finding a $100 bill behind the sofa and claiming it is mine-- or at least partly mine....
     
  6. Dec 19, 2007 #6

    ToolGuy

    ToolGuy

    ToolGuy

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2007
    Messages:
    482
    Likes Received:
    2
    Simple, elegant, logical. There's no arguing with that. :cool:
     

Share This Page