What would you do?

What would you do?

Leila Eden Leila Eden
If you were walking along and a $100 bill blew your way, most likely coming from one of the people ahead of you, would you keep it or find out who it belongs to?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Keep it. I need the money!
33  (65%)
Find out who it belongs to. It was never mine to keep!
11  (22%)
Other (explain)
7  (14%)
Total votes: 51
Poll is closed
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Kayla Kayla
In your scenario, I don't know. You say that it most likely came from someone ahead of you, so it seems like, in this scenario, I don't know who it came from. Which leads to the yelling "Who dropped this?", and as soon as people know it's $100, everyone is going to claim it. Or it might turn into a giant fight depending on people's actions that day. Soooooo.... I'd probably keep it.

Neat question though. And I think I thought too far into it.
05/19/2011
Kindred Kindred
I agree with Kayla. If I saw who lost it or even someone looking around as if they lost it, I would offer it up. However, simply asking "Did some lose $100" is a bad idea.
05/19/2011
Fullbeauty Fullbeauty
Gotta agree with both Kayla and Kindred here. If I didn't see someone specifically looking for it, and didn't know for sure who it came from, I would keep it. Nice thought-provoking question!
05/19/2011
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
I agree with everyone else. If I could tell who lost it, I would definitely make sure they got it back! If I couldn't tell right away who lost it, I would wait around the area to see if some poor soul with a devastated look on his or her face came back to search around the area. All I could think about would be the following: "What if whoever lost this really needed it for something? What if this $100 is not 'disposable' AT ALL to them and they needed it for something essential? What if they cannot replace this money?"

My husband and I currently struggle financially, so losing $100 would mean important basic bills not getting paid or our grocery money for the week. I would have strong sympathies for anyone else losing $100.
05/19/2011
Anjulie Anjulie
Same here, i would def give it to someone if they were obviously looking for it. Otherwise, i would keep it
05/19/2011
CAKES CAKES
Quote:
Originally posted by Leila Eden
If you were walking along and a $100 bill blew your way, most likely coming from one of the people ahead of you, would you keep it or find out who it belongs to?
I hate it for them, but they shouldn't be dropping a $100 bill. That's too much money to not put it up somewhere safe.
05/19/2011
~KillerQueen~ ~KillerQueen~
I keep it.
05/19/2011
PiratePrincess PiratePrincess
If I knew who it came from, I would return it. If it was clearly lost, I might keep it
05/19/2011
Dizzykakes Dizzykakes
There is no point in telling everyone. Because someone will say yea that was mine, when clearly it wasnt true.
05/19/2011
Leila Eden Leila Eden
Quote:
Originally posted by Kayla
In your scenario, I don't know. You say that it most likely came from someone ahead of you, so it seems like, in this scenario, I don't know who it came from. Which leads to the yelling "Who dropped this?", and as soon as people ...
Wow! I never even thought about what would happen if you just asked the people. It would be sad if people started fighting over it, or if someone who didn't lose it claimed it was theirs. How would you know?! I had voted that I would find who lost it but you've totally changed my mind! Thanks for posting, Kayla!
05/20/2011
Leila Eden Leila Eden
Quote:
Originally posted by Selective Sensualist
I agree with everyone else. If I could tell who lost it, I would definitely make sure they got it back! If I couldn't tell right away who lost it, I would wait around the area to see if some poor soul with a devastated look on his or her face ...
You make a great point about how important just $100 can be for someone, SS. Thanks for the perspective!
05/20/2011
LennaKieran LennaKieran
If I actually saw it fall out of someone's pocket, then I'd give it back. I've actually done that in the past, though not with a hundred. If I couldn't tell who dropped it, I'd keep it.
05/20/2011
lunapixie lunapixie
If I knew who it belonged to I would return it to them.
05/20/2011
Red Vinyl Kitty Red Vinyl Kitty
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
I agree with Kayla. If I saw who lost it or even someone looking around as if they lost it, I would offer it up. However, simply asking "Did some lose $100" is a bad idea.
When I was in school they taught us to ask "Did anyone lose any money" And make them come up with the exact amount they lost (that is, if they didn't see you pick up the $100 bill). If someone says "Yeah, I dropped a $20!" You know they're either making it up because you found money, OR that you didn't find *their* money.

Either way, I'd probably keep it unless I saw the person dropping it or something.
05/20/2011
froggiemoma froggiemoma
if didnt know who it belonged to i would keep it
05/20/2011
K101 K101
If there were people around then I wouldn't think twice, I'd be asking who dropped it. I've done that before, but never with 100$. I absolutely wouldn't just stick it in my pocket gosh! I couldn't ever do that. I'd be thinking what if this person needed this money to get their children food or for themselves. It'd be awful to keep it when you know the person it belonged to was around.

I walk the track at night a lot when it isn't cold & once I started walking in the evening & had errands to do right after that. I had $50 dollars in my jeans & had to pick up some things to take back to my mother & I had dropped it on the track while I was getting my phone out of the same pocket. I knew there were several people behind me, but not very close & there was also a family of 3 walking very far behind me. I heard whistling, but didn't think anything of it so kept walking & kept hearing it. I turned around to see who was close by and just kept walking. Then a man starts yelling "Miss!" & I was getting a little creeped out so I sped up & he caught up with me & said "I saw this fall out of your back pocket & thought I needed to give it back."

That man & his family had walked the entire track 2 times just to catch up with me and give me my $50 back! I was so thankful and amazed that he was nice enough to do that. I know if I was one of those people who kept money when I found it, I probably would never have seen that $50 when it came time for my turn. I would never do that to a person. I'd do my best to find it's owner and return it.
05/23/2011
BabyL0ve BabyL0ve
I would keep it
05/23/2011
tickle me pink tickle me pink
If I saw who it belonged to I would return it because I would feel like I stole it if I didn't. Otherwise, if a $100 bill just flew my way out of nowhere I would consider it my good luck and keep it.
05/23/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
Quote:
Originally posted by Kayla
In your scenario, I don't know. You say that it most likely came from someone ahead of you, so it seems like, in this scenario, I don't know who it came from. Which leads to the yelling "Who dropped this?", and as soon as people ...
I agree.
There's not too many people these days who wouldn't just claim it was theirs if you asked someone on the street.

If you knew who's it actually was, it would be a different story.
05/23/2011
Cream in the Cupcake Cream in the Cupcake
When I see people drop money I give it back to them. I definatley need money and I know others wouldnt do the same for me but thats what I think is right.
05/23/2011
link82 link82
I would try my best to track down the person that lost it, but if I couldn't find them it's mine!
05/24/2011
Leila Eden Leila Eden
Quote:
Originally posted by Red Vinyl Kitty
When I was in school they taught us to ask "Did anyone lose any money" And make them come up with the exact amount they lost (that is, if they didn't see you pick up the $100 bill). If someone says "Yeah, I dropped a $20!" ...
That's a great question to ask!
05/24/2011
Leila Eden Leila Eden
Quote:
Originally posted by K101
If there were people around then I wouldn't think twice, I'd be asking who dropped it. I've done that before, but never with 100$. I absolutely wouldn't just stick it in my pocket gosh! I couldn't ever do that. I'd be thinking ...
Wow, how awesome was he and his family?? Thanks for sharing your wonderful story, Kendra!
05/24/2011
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Unique posters: 20