If you are in a store, surrounded by a bunch of people, and see a $20 bill on the ground...what do you do?

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If you are in a store, surrounded by a bunch of people, and see a $20 bill on the ground...what do you do?

Bignuf Bignuf
Would you pick it up, put it in your pocket? Hold it up and say "anyone lose this"?, or give it to the clerk and tell them "someone lost this...please return it if anyone asks"?????
08/18/2012
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Sodom and Gomorrah Sodom and Gomorrah
I would wait a bit and see if anybody looks like if they have lost something. If I saw someone drop money I'd give it to the person right away. Otherwise, finders keepers, losers weepers lol.
08/18/2012
edenguy edenguy
finders keepers
08/18/2012
Beck Beck
I'd look around to see if anyone is frantically looking for the $20; if I don't see someone; I will give it to the first person I see who looks like they really need it. I can't see keeping it with my current situation. However, if I did absolutely need that $20, I would keep it.
08/18/2012
RonLee RonLee
Yesterday as I was walking to the dry cleaners from my car a young woman was walking toward me toward her car. As she past me I turned my head to admire the view and saw a wad of bills on the asphalt. I stopped, turned and checked my own pocket and found my own cash still there. I figured that it must be hers. So of course I picked up the cash and handed it to her asking if she had dropped it. She didn't even reply but took the money. Oh well doing the right thing is its own reward.
08/18/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
Take it sneakily
08/18/2012
Rossie Rossie
Pick it up and bring it to customer service, just like I would if I see a handbag or credit card on the ground.
08/18/2012
SMichelle SMichelle
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Originally posted by Rossie
Pick it up and bring it to customer service, just like I would if I see a handbag or credit card on the ground.
Having worked in customer service in the past, I can tell you that most of the time...when money gets turned in, the employees tend to pocket it. At least at the two customer service places I worked at.

We had a man turn in a wallet with $300 in it, but no identification. I put the wallet, and all of its contents (money included) in the lost and found pile. My supervisor saw it laying there, opened the wallet, saw the money... and turned me and said, "If moneys turned in, it's up for grabs... split it?" I said no, because someone might come looking for it. She said her rule was give it till the end of the day, and if no one comes, it's hers. No one came -- she took all of the money home. There were several other times when my ex co-workers and supervisors would steal money from wallets that got turned in. Sad but true.
08/18/2012
SMichelle SMichelle
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Originally posted by Bignuf
Would you pick it up, put it in your pocket? Hold it up and say "anyone lose this"?, or give it to the clerk and tell them "someone lost this...please return it if anyone asks"?????
I wouldn't give it to the clerk, because I've seen far too many customer service/sales reps steal money that's turned in. I wouldn't hold it up and say, "anyone lose this?", because chances are you're going to get a ton of responses, and there will be no way of telling who is genuine.

I would look around to see if anyone is looking for something, and then give it to that person. If no one is searching for it... I'd keep it.

I do like that Beck said that she'd give it someone who looks like they need it, but I find that that can be tricky.... Some people would be extremely grateful, but others might take offense to a stranger handing them money.
08/18/2012
Sodom and Gomorrah Sodom and Gomorrah
Quote:
Originally posted by SMichelle
Having worked in customer service in the past, I can tell you that most of the time...when money gets turned in, the employees tend to pocket it. At least at the two customer service places I worked at.

We had a man turn in a wallet with $300 ...
That's sad. If it's a wallet or purse there is no way I would keep. I would definitely turn it in even though it might get stolen at least I wouldn't be the one stealing it.
08/18/2012
XxXxX XxXxX
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Would you pick it up, put it in your pocket? Hold it up and say "anyone lose this"?, or give it to the clerk and tell them "someone lost this...please return it if anyone asks"?????
I believe in karma, I would either give it to the person that looked like they lost something or the one that looked like they needed it.
08/18/2012
Sundae Sparkles Sundae Sparkles
I'm gonna snatch that 20$ bill up... and I'm going to eat lunch for the next 4 days.

I have found weed 3 times this year (at work, at a gas station, and walking down the street) am I supposed to search for the owner hold the bag up and announce to the world "I found your weed who dropped it?"
08/18/2012
Sodom and Gomorrah Sodom and Gomorrah
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Originally posted by Sundae Sparkles
I'm gonna snatch that 20$ bill up... and I'm going to eat lunch for the next 4 days.

I have found weed 3 times this year (at work, at a gas station, and walking down the street) am I supposed to search for the owner hold the bag up ...
That was mine I'm sure of it!
08/18/2012
snowyslut snowyslut
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Would you pick it up, put it in your pocket? Hold it up and say "anyone lose this"?, or give it to the clerk and tell them "someone lost this...please return it if anyone asks"?????
I'd take it to the clerk.
08/18/2012
itismedi itismedi
Karma will get you when you least expect it. I would try to find the owner. I cannot see a situation where I would keep it.
08/18/2012
VioletMoonstone VioletMoonstone
If I picked up the $20 and asked the people around me if it was theirs, of course someone would probably lie and say, "oh yeah, that's mine!" So in a way I feel like that's the right thing to do but also not very smart. I'd definitely look to see if anyone was looking on the ground like they were looking for it and give it to them. Otherwise, If no one was around I'd probably just keep it myself. I don't want to offend anybody by giving it to someone or give it to customer service/lost and found because they'd probably just pocket it. If it was like $100+ I'd definitely put more effort into trying to find who it belonged to. I know it doesn't make a lot of sense but I'd feel more guilty about $100+ then a $20 or less even though the amount shouldn't matter.
08/18/2012
Sundae Sparkles Sundae Sparkles
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Originally posted by Sodom and Gomorrah
That was mine I'm sure of it!
It was crazy when I found the weed at work... it was in a staircase used only by employees, its common to search a patient and find pills or synthetic drugs but I never thought I would find a bag in the staircase...

I did the "right" thing and brought it to the security desk... The security officer was all like thanks alot now I'm gonna have a fun night bawwwwwwwwwwwahhhhhh.. . Jerk loser!

I also found a full closed box of dryer sheets in a parking lot I litterly jumped on them and was like snatch... I brought those home as well... I dont think Karma is going to come and bite me in the ass.. Karams gonna be happy that I had clean smelling clothing!
08/18/2012
Sodom and Gomorrah Sodom and Gomorrah
Quote:
Originally posted by Sundae Sparkles
It was crazy when I found the weed at work... it was in a staircase used only by employees, its common to search a patient and find pills or synthetic drugs but I never thought I would find a bag in the staircase...

I did the ...
The dryer sheets was not mine but I really need my weed back.
08/18/2012
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
Quote:
Originally posted by SMichelle
Having worked in customer service in the past, I can tell you that most of the time...when money gets turned in, the employees tend to pocket it. At least at the two customer service places I worked at.

We had a man turn in a wallet with $300 ...
Wow that is messed up considering they were a supervisor!!! Makes you wonder what other crooked stuff they have done even with company money
08/18/2012
clockwork451 clockwork451
Mine now!
08/18/2012
SMichelle SMichelle
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Originally posted by *Camoprincess*
Wow that is messed up considering they were a supervisor!!! Makes you wonder what other crooked stuff they have done even with company money
Yep -- I thought it was really messed up, but apparently it's not at all uncommon.

I mentioned it to one of the higher-ups right after it happened, and he just kind of shrugged. I was shocked. I made it a point to start taking my purse right with me to the customer service booth after that... Before that day, I used to store it in the office with my supervisors.
08/18/2012
Noelle Noelle
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Would you pick it up, put it in your pocket? Hold it up and say "anyone lose this"?, or give it to the clerk and tell them "someone lost this...please return it if anyone asks"?????
Pick it up, wait a bit to see if anyone looks like they are looking for something, and then keep it, if no one is searching. But a wallet/purse, I would definately try and find some ID or something to return it. I couldn't keep something that was in a wallet/purse.
08/18/2012
Tork48309 Tork48309
Quote:
Originally posted by SMichelle
Having worked in customer service in the past, I can tell you that most of the time...when money gets turned in, the employees tend to pocket it. At least at the two customer service places I worked at.

We had a man turn in a wallet with $300 ...
My choice would be look for the frantic then I'm with you, that was the right thing to do....Karma, it's powerful. For someone to carry that kind of cash, that typically means that they don't have a bank account and that is all they have. No ID too? Hmm. Not sure on that one, but Karma knows.
08/18/2012
SkylarrStarr SkylarrStarr
Put it in my pocket, man! I've lost money plenty of times and never seen it again. I would give it back though, if I was still in the store and saw someone looking for it or heard them asking about it, then that's just bad karma.
08/18/2012
shySEXXaddict shySEXXaddict
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Would you pick it up, put it in your pocket? Hold it up and say "anyone lose this"?, or give it to the clerk and tell them "someone lost this...please return it if anyone asks"?????
If it looked like someone lost it I would give it back otherwise i would keep it.whats not to say the clerk wouldnt keep it if know one inquired about losing it?I remember when i went on maternity leave and I had just cashed my last check that I was planning on using on baby stuff..everything I would need since I really didnt have anything.It was 442 dollars(i wont forget!) and I had shopping carts full at out local walmart I went to pay and my whole envelope was gone!I asked the desk no one returned any money..but who would at that amount?!I had to put everything back since the only money I had in the bank budgeted to exactly my bills and some food.devasted I was...I had to get help from my grandmother and going to the thrift store for kids to get baby clothes.
08/18/2012
gypsymama gypsymama
I would give it to someone who needed it!!!!
08/18/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
"I'll take that" and get out my wallet!
08/20/2012
zeebot zeebot
Pretend it's mine and pick it up
08/20/2012
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