ICU Nurse, St. Luke's Hospital
"I pick up pennies and nickels lying in the street -- it all adds up, money is money -- but a $20 bill is the most I've ever found, and that was on the street when I was back in third grade. I kept it, of course, and went and bought a bunch of candy and gum and chocolate bars and all that good stuff. That was a good day, walking around with a big bag of candy like it was Halloween in July."
Acting Director/Project Manager -- Arts in Transit
"Most of the money I've found has been the same money that I've lost. The latest sum was $50 from a [music] gig that I stuck in the bottom of my boot and then forgot about -- it wasn't so fun to find. It smelled like dirty socks. Occasionally my husband will find a twenty that I've lost, and he happily spends it on me."
Author, Do-It-Yourself Dentistry Made Easy
"A hundred bucks, found it in a convenience mart. It was in a wallet that had an ID in it, but the girl lived in Massachusetts, and I thought that was a little too far to send her back her money...well, the ID got dropped in the mail, but the hundred bucks didn't make its way back."
"I was broke, and I was walking along with my head down and thinking I should keep my chin up, and right as I was thinking that I see this waiter's belt by the curb, covered with leaves and shit, and there's a pack of smokes and 45 bucks in it. No ID, but there was a splotch of red sauce and I thought maybe if I tasted the sauce I might recognize the restaurant, but then I said, 'Screw it,' and instead I bought groceries and made spaghetti."
Noviate, Our Lady of Perpetual Motion Convent for Wayward Souls
"It was a stash of cash under my mom and dad's dresser. [Laughs] They had like three or four hundred bucks under there, but I'd only take a little at a time, and I'd go to Dairy Queen or buy a pack of smokes or whatever with it. Finally, one day, I went to get some more, and it was gone, so I figured they must've caught on."
Lint and Twine Collector
"I never found any money, but one time at QuikTrip I gave a girl a fifty and she gave me change for a hundred. I got out to the car, looked at my change and thought, 'Whoa! Should I go back in and tell her?' And then I thought, 'Nah.'"