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 Journeyman

A global macro analyst with over four years experience in the financial market, the author began his career as an equity analyst before transitioning to macro research focusing on Emerging Markets at a well-known independent research firm. He read voraciously, spending most of his free time following The Economist magazine and reading topics on finance and self-improvement. When off duty, he works part-time for Getty Images, taking pictures from all over the globe. To date, he has over 1200 pictures over 35 countries being sold through the company.
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