Unemployed Japanese finds 10,000 dlrs in mailbox

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  1. benlangdon macrumors 65832

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    Unemployed Japanese finds 10,000 dlrs in mailbox

    An unemployed man in Japan had an unexpected windfall in his mailbox when he found one million yen (10,000 dollars) in cash from an anonymous benefactor, police said Friday.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080328/lf_afp/lifestylejapancharityoffbeat



    if i become rich one day i truly hope to do things like this.
    seriously.
    i want to do something and be like a dollar short and see if people will help me and if they do give them $100
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Giving people something they don't expect (and avoiding the givers' spotlight) seems a lot nicer than the usual gifting to those that whine and holding a press conference to tell all about it.
     
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    Don't you think this sounds like the start of a Japanese psychological thriller, a la Tartan Asia Extreme?
     
  4. benlangdon thread starter macrumors 65832

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    huh?
    i think i feel you, but ya making it totally anonymous is the best
     
  5. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I like stuff like this, makes you realise not everyone is a self centered bag o' crap.

    Also anonymous is the way to go, unless you're a total prick like Simon Cowell.
     
  6. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    Agreed, but if getting some self-centered ego-stroking is what it takes to get Mr. Cowell to be charitable, then I don't begrudge him it.
     
  7. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I hate people who have to get something in return. He could have just sorted it out in private and not made a song and dance about how it feels good to give.
     
  8. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    Yes, as anonymous as possible is always the most selfless way, but I don't care if Mr. Cowell thinks he's the messiah if he's doing good at the end of it.

    Let him make his song and dance if that is what it takes to bring a bit of charity into the world.

    On the OP: Great story. Something to aspire to.
     
  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Just because he made it public, doesn't mean he doesn't care or genuinely wants to help.

    And besides, he has donated money in the past and has tried to raise awareness of certain issues, including homelessness and helping sick children in Africa.

    I'm not saying he's a Saint. What I want to say is that if promoting his causes on television gets the cause some awareness, or at least reminds people that these problems still exist, then OK, go ahead.


    In the case of the Japanese man, it's great that the donator has kept it anonymous. However, if someone like Simon Cowell wants to make his donation public because he's contributing to a larger project rather than making a personal donation ublic, then that's OK too. Put a big spotlight on a cause is a good reminder for people.
     
  10. benlangdon thread starter macrumors 65832

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    wtf are you guys talking about?
    simon cowell?
    american idol sucks
     

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