Finding money in an old gym bag, purse or last year’s winter coat pocket is without a doubt one of the greatest feelings in the universe—and we’ve found a sequence of reactions that perfectly capture the broad range of human emotion associated with a surprise cash gift.
Admit it. This is exactly how it goes down.
You’re going about your day, maybe doing a little spring cleaning. Then it happens…
Is that a receipt? No. You quickly realize it’s cold, hard cash—and it’s the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen.
You count your treasure…
This, friends, is a day-maker.
It’s basically free money.
And because you have more now than you did two minutes ago, you are now rich beyond your wildest dreams.
You dry your tears of happiness…
…and text your friends to inform them of your new station in life.
And they’re happy for you—at first.
Then they’re all like:
But of course, you shut that down immediately.
Now friendless, but wealthy enough to buy new friends, you go out on your own to spend your bounty.
Imagine all the ways you’re going to treat yo’self.
You’re on a budget.
And it’s only 20 bucks.
And you’re trying to handle your business so you never have to say this:
You finally get it.
You should probably just … spend it wisely.
But you can still do this.
What’s the largest sum of cash you’ve ever stumbled across?