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College athletes' honesty caught on security camera

Four football players from William Paterson University went shopping at a general store in Wayne, N.J., on Sunday afternoon. After spending several minutes trying to locate the store clerk, two of the players who needed sunglasses and batteries were captured on store security cameras leaving money at the register.

“They picked up a few items, and they left cash on the counter and waved to the cameras,” Lederman told Yahoo News. “Who does that?”

As it turns out, the players had unknowingly entered a closed store. Lederman said a lock on the front door had malfunctioned and a half-lit store made it look like Buddy’s was open. Police phoned her to say an alarm had been tripped, but she found nothing amiss.


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Honor Firewood and Baked Good Stations

I use to have an "at your honor" firewood sales setup. It just had a sign, no camera. I lived near a campgrounds and was one of the only places to buy firewood. I left bundles of wood out. And people would just leave cash in a drop box. We left instructions that, if you need change, honk your horn, and we will come out if we are home.

I have seen similar baked goods sales setups. People leave pies and bread for sale in a covered trailer or wagon, and there is no sales clerk. You just leave cash in the drop box.

These setups still exist. So this type of "honor" is found every day in many places. So I don't really think this is "newsworthy" or worthy of praise deserving a news clip.

But I understand what the local news looks for, stories that will get views, and stories that people will agree with. And this is definitely one of those stories.

Look at how far off we are as a society. How far we lean towards fear and lawsuits. I automatically assume or expect there to be a crime occurring, or some wrong-doing occurring.

I actually checked here for this

I actually was wondering if anyone else was thinking the same thing. Why is this being seen as something praiseworthy? Rewarded for doing something that we all should do innately? Sad indeed.

Here's a video that works


Thanks for posting!

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Praise for not doing the

Praise for not doing the wrong thing. WOW....we are screwed!

Truth before all else.....it is what will allow us to emerge with dignity and honor.

i've been to 'honor system' garage sales and roadside veggie ..

stands plenty of times, and always end up overpaying...

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

In the midwest

many farm-road veggie stands and many small town golf courses are both on the honor system.

When a few newly star'd (formerly indie) music groups put their wares online for donations, they averaged $1.41 per song instead of the industry norm of $.99. I had high hopes this would mean a shift in the norm but that was about 3-5 years ago and I haven't heard much new since.