You never know what you’ll find when scooping dog poop. Steve Wilson, who works for Doody Calls Pet Waste Removal System, in St. Louis, recently saw something odd sticking out of a pile of poop from one of the pooches he scoops up after. Upon closer inspection, it turned out to be money — quite literally cold, hard cash by the time he got to it, most likely. It was packed into the poop pretty well, but he managed to extricate it (I don’t even want to imagine this), sanitize it (ditto), count it — $58! — and give it back to the owner of the money-hungry dog, in a zipped plastic bag.
An AP story says some of the money was torn, but that the serial numbers were visible, so the owner can exchange it for better-looking (and smelling) bucks at the bank. (And now you know why your mom used to tell you to wash your hands after handling money.)
According to AP, the Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists says Wilson is the first person in his profession to find and report money in dog poop.
I imagine that some professional poop scoopers who find money would not hesitate to pocket it, at least after cleaning it. But Steve Wilson is one honest fellow. In fact, don’t you think Wall Street could use someone like him? If any firm is looking for an honest employee who doesn’t mind digging into messy money issues, Wilson is your man. (If you can overlook the money laundering…)