Something positive

But first…

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What a sight on a sunday morning. The photo shows a blown up Nissan Patrol in front of a local mall by north EDSA. The inset shows shards of the vehicle’s glass panes lying lazily a few meters from the Nissan.

I’m not even going to speculate about the political implications of this incident. But I have my suspicions.

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On last night’s episode of GMA7’s Imbestigador, the show’s team dispersed 80 wallets across Metro Manila and watched what would follow. Each had Php200 in them. It was a test of honesty. Nice.

They said the results would be shocking. But holy hell, I didn’t expect it to be this schocking. Out of the 80 wallets, 15 of them went to the lucky bastards’ pockets. A whopping 65 were returned to the owner. If the sample were qualified enough, it would be safe to say that roughly 81% of wallets lying on the streets of our lovely city would be returned to their owners.

As much as I would like to rant over how much has been stolen from me, I think I’d like to stop here and end the entry on a positive note. Honesty still does exist.

*content*

7 Comments so far

  1. kyameel (unregistered) on July 4th, 2005 @ 2:42 pm

    *whew*

    indeed. shocking. there is still honesty in the world. yey!


  2. Argee (unregistered) on July 4th, 2005 @ 11:41 pm

    well, if they put more money into it, i think a different result would have turned out. :P , say a thousand?

    though of course, it’s a good to hear that honesty still exists. :)

    that pic. so disturbing. hope it’s not stupid abu sayaff. must be done by the opposition. >_well, if they put more money into it, i think a different result would have turned out. :P , say a thousand?

    though of course, it’s a good to hear that honesty still exists. :)

    that pic. so disturbing. hope it’s not stupid abu sayaff. must be done by the opposition. >_


  3. Amanda (unregistered) on July 5th, 2005 @ 3:13 am

    Augh. Was anyone injured during the explosion?

    And yeah, that really was surprising news. Surprising, and very, very pleasant.

    =)


  4. anna (unregistered) on July 5th, 2005 @ 12:51 pm

    Kyameel: shocking, ain’t it?
    Argee:lol. I think so too. Uhm. I’ve experienced something similar – except the money was waaay more than Php1000. Yes. Twas stolen. :(
    Amanda: according to a tv network, 3 people were injured. Nobody died, afaik. O_o

    ..i..was..there..

    damn.


  5. Jom (unregistered) on July 5th, 2005 @ 1:16 pm

    Wasn’t this the Dy’s?
    The widow, her son, and her daughter’s?

    The father got killed in a same incident months back.


  6. anna (unregistered) on July 6th, 2005 @ 12:51 am

    Oh my, Jom. I’m not entirely sure about this one. That’s such a horrible thing. I’ll look into it.


  7. Carl Parkes (unregistered) on July 8th, 2005 @ 4:54 am

    They ran the same experiment a few years ago in New York City, and the results were about the same. But they had a small amount of money in each (I think it was just $20) and that probably somehow accounted for some of the honesty.

    They also filmed everybody and then showed it on TV, with some hilarious results!



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