Billy Watts, a grandmother of 12 from Murfreesboro, Tennessee found a purse with nearly $100,000 in cash, in the bathroom of a Cracker Barrel restaurant. As an honest (and naive) citizen, she decided to return the money to its rightful owner. Fearful that it might fall into the wrong hands (oh… the irony) she left her number only at Cracker Barrel, with nothing about the contents. 15 minutes later she got a call from the owner. They met up, Billy Watts returned the cash, and declined the $1,000 award after the owner guilttrips her about taking it. Billy Watts is praised as a Good Samaritan and hero in the media for doing “the right thing”.
Now I ask you…
– $100,000 cash
– A purse with no identification or anything in it, just cash
– Left at a cracker barrel (know many rich people who routinely hang around Cracker Barrel bathrooms with copious amounts of cash?)
– The owner insists she needs the money, and can’t really afford to give poor Billy Watts a reward…
So… what kind of people carry copious amounts of cash, in bags with no identification, yet cannot spare a small reward, and hang out in Cracker Barrels? I’ll give you a hint, and it’s in the name CRACKer Barrel.
Thanks Billy Watts, for not going to the police, or keeping the money for yourself (and I’m sure you could use it), but instead making sure you did the right thing: Ensuring the drug money drop was successful. Them folks from Tennessee sure are smart.