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This picture comes from Gunflint Hills Golf Course in Grand Marias, Minnesota.

The cooler is located on hole #5.

You buy a drink and leave $1.00 in the coffee can (sorry kids… no one to help you make change).

In this day and age, you just don’t see the opportunity for people to be honest.

It’s simple.

And nice.

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6 Responses to “Honesty.”

  1. Cory Pavicich
    on Jul 24th, 2010
    @ 7:37 pm

    I’m reminded of the scene from the Kevin Smith movie, Clerks. The clerk Dante takes a break in the morning by leaving a dish with some cash in it on the counter that says something like, please take appropriate change.

    When asked if he was afraid anyone would just steal the money, he says,

    “Theoretically, people see money on the counter, and no one around, they think they’re being watched. Honesty through paranoia.”

  2. Laura
    on Jul 24th, 2010
    @ 8:35 pm

    As impressive as the honesty is, I’m also quite impressed that you found a cold of water for only $1.00!

    One year my parents took me and my brothers into town for trick or treating; we left a large paper bag full of candy on the porch. On the outside of the bag my mother had written “take some and leave some” (meaning don’t take it all). Neighborhood children took this opportunity to dump their unwanted candy and choose something they liked. We came home to a bag full of candy corn.

    It also reminds me of one year near Christmas time my mom lost her wallet with $100.00 in it (which for us was just about all the money in the world). Someone turned it in to the closest store.

    I agree; giving people the chance to be honest is nice.

  3. Diane
    on Jul 25th, 2010
    @ 6:43 am

    We saw this type of thing a lot while driving around upstate New York-mostly at vegetable stands.

    Lol at Laura and the candy corn. Too funny.

  4. Bill
    on Jul 26th, 2010
    @ 5:27 pm

    Since golf is a game of honesty & calling your own fouls, I would hope that they would be honest enough to pay for their water. I wish it could be done that way more often.

  5. Jackie
    on Jul 28th, 2010
    @ 6:52 pm

    I am from Illinois where honesty in short supply these days, at least politically. Thanks for the lift.

  6. Olwyn Hughes
    on Jul 30th, 2010
    @ 11:01 am

    There was a lady in our neighbourhood who used to do this with fresh cut flowers from her garden. She would put them out by the roadside in this cute little cart and ask for donations. She recently passed away and it is sad to see that cart sitting empty every day.

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