More and more we see stories of honest, everyday working men and women.
Most of the time, these folks are older. Maybe they become more honest with age, or maybe they have always been that way. I, for one, don't believe something like honesty can be learned. I'm thinking that it's something you have to be born with.
Anyway, I wanted to share this story because it shows the side of humanity we don't see often enough, at least in my humble opinion!
Plumber finds $20,000 in an air duct, turns it in
A Florida plumber found $20,000 in an air duct and decided to do the right thing.
Jerry Laliberte was trying to access a leaky shower when he found the money and decided to turn it in.
The 62-year-old employee of Air and Energy said he was scared at first when he found the cash wrapped in foil.
"I was scared. It scared me. My hands were shaking," said Laliberte. "I wasn’t sure what to do, to tell the truth."
Laliberte said he believes he only did what everybody should do.
The previous homeowner was a widow who stashed money all over the house. She told her children where the money was when she died, but forgot one of her hiding places.
If you have an older relative that insist on hiding all their money at home, try and get them to write down where it is before they pass. If you can't do that, then at least make sure you have an honest plumber or repairman!
I'm ready for some fresh coffee on the patio this morning...are you?