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FuZoR

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Sep 22, 2001
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did they say it had id in the bag...

if it did'nt i would have gladly kept the bag.. but if i see an ID i would have returned it... though i might be tempted haha.
 

dolph

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let's change it around for a sec. say you find a duffel bag crammed with hundred dollar bills, diamonds, and bearer bonds. millions of dollars worth. also say it had the drivers license of someone who was a suspected bad guy, someone you're pretty sure is evil but has never been convicted. everyone who said they wouldn't keep it for themselves would also return this duffel bag, right?
 

godspeedx

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Originally posted by: Ranger X
I would have taken the $3,000. To get over the guilt, I would buy myself something really nice. :D
Hahahaha. That's the best way of getting rid of guilt I've heard yet!
 

Black88GTA

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I would have returned it.

A while back, I had to buy stuff for my dorm room, so I went to Bed Bath and Beyond and got what I needed. When I got home, I found a diamond ring in the bag. So I called the store, and inquired if one of the cashiers had lost a ring. After a minute on hold, they said that one had. Until I called, she didn't even know it was gone! So I drove back to the store (8 miles away) and returned it, when I could very easily have kept it. The kicker? She didn't even say thank you. :|

To be honest, I didn't even want a real reward. A freaking thank you would have been nice, however, and maybe a couple bucks for my gas and the 45 minutes spent making a special trip in rush-hour traffic solely to return the ring. I left there pretty pissed off. Some people just aren't worth the time or the effort.

Had the tables been turned, I know she would have kept it and pawned it without a second thought just by the way she acted. A reward shouldn't be expected, but if you're the person getting the stuff back, you should express your gratitude in some way, whether it's verbally or otherwise. It's on you to make it good. Given the huge amount of money that was in that purse, $20 is an insult.
 

Zenmervolt

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Originally posted by: dolph
let's change it around for a sec. say you find a duffel bag crammed with hundred dollar bills, diamonds, and bearer bonds. millions of dollars worth. also say it had the drivers license of someone who was a suspected bad guy, someone you're pretty sure is evil but has never been convicted. everyone who said they wouldn't keep it for themselves would also return this duffel bag, right?
Correct.

If my suspiscions were serious, I would turn the bag (and all of its contents) over to the police and let them handle it because possibly the evidence in the bag could prove something.

There is still no excuse for keeping it.

ZV
 

zixxer

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Jul 6, 2001
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I NEVER EVER turn ANYTHING into a service counter or anything


I give them my phone #, and tell them if someone comes looking for say, a black purse, to call me and describe it and it's contents..



All to often I've seen/heard where some customer service punk keeps it.
 

Ranger X

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Mar 18, 2000
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Originally posted by: se7enty7
I NEVER EVER turn ANYTHING into a service counter or anything


I give them my phone #, and tell them if someone comes looking for say, a black purse, to call me and describe it and it's contents..



All to often I've seen/heard where some customer service punk keeps it.
I once returned a $100 textbook to the professor. He announced it in class and no one picked it up. Few seconds later this ghetto looking guy stands up and claims it. I was SOOO PISSED.
The book belonged to a girl, obviously, by the look of the bookmark. Maybe he was a fairy.

Giving them your name and phone number is a good idea.
 

flot

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Feb 24, 2000
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Yeah, if I were the kid (and I had looked in the bag) no way I'd be giving it to anybody else to hold onto. I'd have let them know I found a bag, and let the rightful owner get in touch with me. If I didn't hear about it for a week or two, I'd party like it's 1999.

I would expect a reward for returning $3,000. While returning it was obviously the "right" thing to do, I'd say the kid deserved something for his honesty. Now of course the problem is that we don't know what the $3000 was - was it her life savings that she was using to leave town and move away from her ex-boyfriend, or was it her haul from the previous night dancing? :) Now, was $20 a fair reward in each case?
 

dolph

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Jan 18, 2001
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Originally posted by: Zenmervolt
Originally posted by: dolph
let's change it around for a sec. say you find a duffel bag crammed with hundred dollar bills, diamonds, and bearer bonds. millions of dollars worth. also say it had the drivers license of someone who was a suspected bad guy, someone you're pretty sure is evil but has never been convicted. everyone who said they wouldn't keep it for themselves would also return this duffel bag, right?
Correct.

If my suspiscions were serious, I would turn the bag (and all of its contents) over to the police and let them handle it because possibly the evidence in the bag could prove something.

There is still no excuse for keeping it.

ZV
just wanted to make sure we're consistant ;)
 

Spamela

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Oct 30, 2000
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Originally posted by: Zenmervolt
Originally posted by: dolph
let's change it around for a sec. say you find a duffel bag crammed with hundred dollar bills, diamonds, and bearer bonds. millions of dollars worth. also say it had the drivers license of someone who was a suspected bad guy, someone you're pretty sure is evil but has never been convicted. everyone who said they wouldn't keep it for themselves would also return this duffel bag, right?
Correct.

If my suspiscions were serious, I would turn the bag (and all of its contents) over to the police and let them handle it because possibly the evidence in the bag could prove something.

There is still no excuse for keeping it.

ZV
ditto.

for the ethics-challenged, look at it this way: if the bad guy finds out
you have it, you're dead.
 

rh71

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Aug 28, 2001
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That's too much to take. If it were maybe $100 and out in the open... I'd probably keep it.
 

ATLien247

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Originally posted by: Zenmervolt

There is still no excuse for keeping it.
While there may be no excuse for it, I'd keep the $3K if I were in that position. I'm a bastard like that...
 

Gibson486

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I would have returned. I would just feel too guilty taking it and that was how I was raised.

I cant belive people are saying a $20 reward is nothing. The kid did a good deed, that's all. Why should we expect a prize for doing something that is right? It seems everything today has some sort of string attached to it, that is only do it of you get something in return. Do we need to be paid for good deeds now too? It's what are parents teach us to do when we are kids. I am not gonna say that he should not have accepted the reward, but he surely did deserve it if that is what was offered. He is a sacker in Florida too, so that $20 is probably equivalent to 3-4 hours of work.


On a side note....There are people in here who price match like crazy for $10, so why wouldn't $20 be enough for a reward?
 

SWScorch

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May 13, 2001
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I would have returned it, and politely refused the $20. If she persisted, however, I would then accept the reward.
 

Compton

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Feb 18, 2000
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That 3 grand could be used to fund a terrorist attack next week.

Dishonesty is the best policy. Think of the consequences.
 

ScottMac

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Mar 19, 2001
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...and I'm sure that everyone that would have kept the money would understand when THEY lose something and the finder keeps it.

I'm equally sure they would dig deep to give a generous reward (not) if it were returned. I believe it would go something like " Gee, I'd give you some more, but I'm just a pooooooor college student and can't afford anymore than this $5.00."

Selfish twits. You will find yourself on the bad side of this situation someday. Then perhaps you will understand.

Your parents have failed you. You are a stain on the fabric of society. You dishonor your family and friends.

Until you acquire this one little fundemental of human decency, you are on the road to well-deserved sad life.


.02

Scott
 

y2kc

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Originally posted by: ScottMac
...and I'm sure that everyone that would have kept the money would understand when THEY lose something and the finder keeps it.

I'm equally sure they would dig deep to give a generous reward (not) if it were returned. I believe it would go something like " Gee, I'd give you some more, but I'm just a pooooooor college student and can't afford anymore than this $5.00."

Selfish twits. You will find yourself on the bad side of this situation someday. Then perhaps you will understand.

Your parents have failed you. You are a stain on the fabric of society. You dishonor your family and friends.

Until you acquire this one little fundemental of human decency, you are on the road to well-deserved sad life.


.02

Scott
HAHA! good stuff..

I agree 100%. I like your style.

 

rky60

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Aug 31, 2001
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I would have returned it without thinkin' twice.

I once lost my wallet on the casino floor of the MGM Grand, of all places eh? I didn't realize it until I had gotten to the other side of the casino, so it could have been anywhere. A black wallet on that floor is all but invisible. No luck back trackin' my steps, which I couldn't remember the exact way anyhow, first time there. Went to the nearest security desk and reported it. As soon as I mentioned I lost it they put out a call and another desk responded sayin' it was just bein' turned in. I went over there thinkin' it was empty, but to my surprise it wasn't. The girl who found it was still in the area, $50 reward. Not much, but i'm not wealthy by any means. Was about $500 in cash plus all my CC and other types of cards I would have had to cancel.

We talked for a bit and were jokin' about how most would have kept it, bein' Vegas and all. She even admitted that it had crossed her mind :)
 

RaynorWolfcastle

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Feb 8, 2001
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I'd take my own reward from the purse and return it. Then when she offered a reward I'd insist that returning the purse is a reward in itself and refuse whatever reward she would try to give me :evil:


In all seriousness, I'd return it and refuse the reward, even if she insisted.
 

dxkj

Lifer
Feb 17, 2001
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He gratefully accepted 20 dollars.... he would have kept it if he had known how much was in there... this guy is a loser
 

neilm

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Aug 25, 2002
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I would have returned the purse. I worked in an airport searching planes a couple years back and found money (nothing else, just cash), I wasn't for returning this because if I handed it in, the aircrew would only pocket it for themselves... but when I found jewellery, wallets, camera's and so on, I would return them.
 

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