February 2, 2012

We Trust

SDP  2-2-12
If you were hoping to unload this thing (which appears to be some sort of a cooking device, perhaps a smoker or barbeque), would you leave it by the side of the road with a sign declaring "WE TRUST" and asking $25 for it....


SDP  2-2-12b

...with a clearly labeled money jar in which to place said cash?  I spotted this over the weekend while taking a walk in a neighborhood in Ft. Myers. I was so fascinated, I returned several hours later to see if either the smoker or the jar were still there.  (They were...thus, the photos.)  This leaves me with so many questions to ponder:  Who does something like this nowadays when neighborhood crime watches are being organized here due to....theft?  Did someone buy it?  If so, did they deposit $25 in the MONEY JAR and just leave it in plain view on the sidewalk ...or did they knock on the front door and personally deliver the cash?  Or was this a sociological experiment to see how people would respond to the situation?  So many questions....so little time!

10 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You made me laugh with your 'wonderings' SRQ, until.....I started wondering too!! Your theory on the 'sociological experiment' theory is classic!!

We are: clamco said...

I actually think it's kind of neat. I'd be curious to know the final outcome. Out where I am, farmers will put produce out near the road with a money jar. I once visited a roadside stand and the vendor was in the field picking veggies, so I left the money on the counter (hidden under some papers).

Halcyon said...

You need to go back and see if it's still there. I think most people are honest and $25 is a really good deal for a smoker!

Lowell said...

In Ft. Lauderdale, I fear, that smoker, money jar, money, bench, sign, string, grass, trees, sidewalk, etc., would be stolen in about 2 minutes!

Fascinating find!

Jack said...

Maybe they just wanted to get rid of it and didn't care much whether they got paid for it. It the jar was there with money in it, they were ahead of the game.

Jim Klenke said...

Humm, put $25 in the money jar then take both?

cieldequimper said...

Good grief...

Ernie said...

In God we trust, all others pay cash!

Gunn said...

That is quite a unique way to do business!!:)
Please let us know what happened.

Mike Laplante said...

Here in Victoria, BC we have a problem with people simply dumping everything from electronics to sofa beds on the side of the road with a 'FREE' sign tacked to it.
Dumping your crap on the street under the guise of a charitable donation eases the conscience, I guess.