Finders, Keepers?- Message on a Bottle

While walking on the beach you stumble on a valuable object buried in the sand — say, a piece of jewelry or an envelope full of cash. What do you do with it? Under what circumstances would you keep it?

I woke up early at four in the morning and decide to take a walk at the beach in front of the resort, I wore only my sandals and robe and being some cash in the left lower pocket. Soon my feet touch the sand, I felt like walking on bare foot rather than in sandals with sands inside it. Not after a long time, perhaps only 8 minutes walking, I stumbled upon a used transparent beer bottle. I took it up because I see there is something inside the bottle, a cutted paper and an old $5 bill. Out of my curiosity, I tried to take the paper inside, but I took over 15 minutes to do it due to the small mouth bottle design. Finally I took it out with a thin tree branch lying on the sands. Then I read the paper:

‘2 July 1993’
“I am sending this message from the shore of Waikiki beach to anyone who find this message. You may not know who I am or why I am sending this message to you, but please do follow your passion in life. Money is not everything, family and friends are. Here’s a $5 bill for you, use it for the goodness of mankind”

That’s a strange experience, right? It may be a fiction, or not, depend on how you see it.


About Kevin

Kevin is an Emerging Markets Research Analyst at a global macro investment firm based in Montreal, Canada. Originally trained to be a medical doctor, he found his passion in capital markets after being involved in managing portion of his family’s equity portfolio. Kevin holds Masters degree in both finance and management, has passed all levels of CFA exam, and is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM), Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and Professional Financial Modeller (PFM). He read voraciously and has a hobby of tinkering (read: programming) his systematic equity and volatility trading model for the “Quantimental” investment firm he founded. In his spare time, Kevin likes to travel the world and become a freelance photographer for Getty Images. To date, he has a portfolio of over 1200 pictures across 35 countries.
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