Sick world, we can't trust anyone anymore. If it helps any I have a story of faith. We were in Las Vegas and the economy is sick out there. So much people are trying to find any way to make a buck on the street. A guy dressed up with a trained parrot (he was in his costume from the Treasure Island show he was laid off from). We admired the bird in passing, he let us take pictures and all I had was $100's at the moment as I just wound down the $100 bill we broke that morning from breakfast. I apologized explained he truth and he was crushed saying "yeah yeah buddy sure whatever" and walk off with that look of "another jerk busting my chops". I offered the honestly of going into the hotel we were at (Bellagio) and getting some change and he said he heard that song and dance before and walked off looking depressed.
I was being truthful the entire time. Proving our honesty it was slammed on the strip and damned if I didn't see him in passing three days later and yelled at my girlfriend who also seen him and stopped him in the crowd of hundreds until I could backtrack to them. On the spot I handed him a good tip to show my honesty and told him "I just wanted you to know that not everyone is dishonest" with a pat on the back. The outcome was neat, he gave me a firm handshake and thanks and a half hug to my girlfriend with a tear running down his face. I have no doubt that made his day and I hope he never forgets it.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. - Thomas A. Edison