Honesty is the best policy

Honesty is the best policy

Howard Kirby wanted to build his own “Man Cave,” but on the cheap. So he went to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Owosso, Michigan and found a couch and a stool for $70. Once the room came together, he realized that the footstool was uncomfortably hard and lumpy, so he tried to fix it. When he opened the padding he found $43,000 stuffed inside. What should he do?…Howard decided he had to do the right thing and asked the store, who had donated the furniture. Howard learned the couch had belonged to the woman’s grandfather who had just died.. The granddaughter said the story almost had a very different ending — her family had considered burning the couch if they couldn’t find a thrift store to accept it.


What is the Second best policy?

A company has a job available so they start interviewing people. One of the candidates is asked by the interviewers:
“Which is your biggest disadvantage?”
“I am too honest.”
“I don’t think honesty is really a disadvantage.”
“Well, I don’t really care what you think.”

Wending his way through the office cubicles my son Mike spotted one of his employees playing a video game on the computer. “Why aren’t you working?” Mike asked him. The employee had an excellent excuse: “I didn’t see you coming.”

I believe in honesty and integrity. Someone asked me what I would do if I found a million dollars on the street. I said that if it belonged to a poor person, I would give it back.

I’ve decided to no longer refer to the bathroom as “the John”. Instead I will call it “the Jim”. That way, I can say in all honesty that I went to the Jim this morning.