I did something rather foolish this weekend and left ,oh, only around $300 dollars sitting in my local ATM.
Now, stomach dropping moment of realisation aside, I'm not as unhopeful about this occurrence as perhaps I should be. Firstly I live in quiet country town, as the machine pulls the money back if unclaimed within a certain time frame I might just get lucky.
Also about 5 years ago when I still lived in Edinburgh I found 500 pounds (about $1500) sitting in a cash machine and, after a admittedly small moral dilemma being a poverty stricken student and all, I handed it in. Much to the relief of a panic stricken mother trailing 3 small children who arrived shortly afterwards. Boy did I feel good.
Lets hope the ATM karma fairy is in my favour when Tracy counts the machine for me tonight! Fingers crossed.