Bucket full of money

Bucket full of moneyOne fine evening a man walked into a fast-food chicken place and bought a nine-piece bucket of chicken. He took his chicken to the park for a romantic picnic under the moonlight with his lady.

Upon reaching into the bucket, however, he received a surprise. Instead of chicken he discovered what was apparently the restaurant’s night deposit–nine thousand dollars. The young man brought the bucket back to the store and asked for his chicken in exchange for the money. The manager, in awe of the young man’s honesty, asked for his name and told him he wanted to call the newspaper and the local news station to do a story on him. He would become a local hero, an example of honesty and morality that would inspire others!

The hungry man shrugged it off. “My date’s waiting. I just want my chicken.”

The
manager’s renewed amazement over the young man’s humility almost
overwhelmed him. He begged to be allowed to tell the story on the news.
At this the honest man became angry with the manager and demanded his
chicken.

“I
don’t get it,” the manager responded. “You are an honest man in a
dishonest world! This is a perfect opportunity to show the world that
there are honest people still willing to take a stand for what is
right. Please, give me your name and also the woman’s name. Is that
your wife?”

“That’s
the problem,” said the young man. “My wife is at home. The woman in the
car is my girlfriend. Now let me have my chicken so I can get out of
here.”

It’s
easy to look good to people who don’t know you. Many of us do a good
deed here and there, go to church, say the right words, and everyone
thinks we’re something that we’re not. But God sees your heart. It
really doesn’t matter how much you do or what other people think of
you. What matters is what’s on the inside.

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