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Husband Leaves $100 And Secret Note In The Back Of His Phone For Repairman

Caitlyn Clancey

An iPhone repairman was recently left feeling more than just a little confused when one of his customers hid $100 in the back of his phone, along with a note explaining that cash was meant to be hush money.

In a video shared to TikTok, the tech shows stunned viewers the mysterious contents hidden inside the phone and explains the man was intending to bribe him into determining that the phone was "unfixable" to avoid an awkward situation with his wife.

Okay, let's back up for a second. How did all of this even start?

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As explained in the clip, the technician, who's identified on the app as being named Mani, recently had a customer and his wife come into his shop with an iPhone in need of fixing.

"I was like 'alright, give me an hour and I'll finish it for you'," Mani recalled of their interaction.

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After taking the phone to the back to break it open, the expert was surprised to find more than just the usual iPhone guts inside.

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The customer had hidden a crisp $100 bill in the back of his phone, right against its battery, presumably for the tech to find.

But that's not all that was in there.

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There was also a small note on which the man who had dropped off the phone had written a plea to Mani as his repairman.

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The note reads, "Please tell my wife the phone is unfixable, she want [sic] to check the call history, $100 is yours, thanks."

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So as it turns out, that money was meant to be a not-so-subtle bribe for Mani.

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Specifically, to lie to the customer's wife so she wouldn't find out who her husband has been calling lately. Very sneaky indeed.

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In his TikTok video, Mani poses the question to his followers: What should he do in this situation?

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"Should I tell her?" he asks. "Or should I keep the $100?"

As of writing, that clip has over 2.2 million views on the app, along with more than 170,000 likes from users who appreciated Mani sharing this tricky, and rather unusual situation he found himself in.

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Some people even took to the comment section to try and help the tech with his little moral dilemma.

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"When they come back for [the] phone, give it all back, note money, all of it," one user suggested. "Have no part of it. Tell him you couldn't fix his 'problem'."

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However, it seemed that someone who disagreed with this drew their ethics from a different code entirely.

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Instead, this person suggested that Mani "keep the hundred and respect the bro code."

I guess this suggests that strangers can count as bros?

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But there were also plenty of people who saw a third option to all of this.

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Namely, that Mani should tell the wife what's going on and keep the money for himself.

One deceit deserves another, I suppose?

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Thankfully, Mani didn't leave eager minds waiting and has since shared an update video letting everyone know how he handled the situation.

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In that clip, the woman arrives to pick up her husband's phone.

As this encounter begins, we immediately see Mani's decision.

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When she arrives, Mani admits he wasn't able to fix it because he found something in the back of it.

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"I don't want nothing to do with it," the tech says. "I don't want you guys to get me involved in this."

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Understandably, the wife wasn't too pleased to read the note her husband had so kindly left Mani in the phone.

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"Are you f***ing serious?" she demands. "He thinks he's so f***ing slick."

That's when she tells Mani she'll pay him $200 to actually fix the phone so she can see exactly what her husband has been up to, and what he was so desperate to hide from her.

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Although visibly apprehensive, Mani eventually agrees to fix it, but is adamant that he wants "nothing to do" with the fallout.

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However, we'll soon see that things won't quite be that simple for Mani now that he's responded to his moral dilemma.

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"I want you to know the truth, but it's none of my business," he tells the wife.

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In one final update video, we see the man return for his phone, only to discover his wife has already picked it up.

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Clearly upset that things didn't go according to plan, the man lashes out at Mani, even going so far as to break the store's plastic spit guard.

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After getting the cops involved, Mani has let concerned fans know that he is "completely fine" and assures them that the police took care of the outraged man.

As for what happened between him and his wife... Well, that's staying between him and his wife.

h/t: TikTok

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