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Post Reply Am I stupid or... (this is eating me alive for some reason)
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Posted 1/27/16
No you not stupid for wanting to do the right thing, but what was the security supposed to do about $4? It's not like they can go outta their way to find the owner, someone would have got it even if it wasn't the original owner. Like was said, it's different if you know who dropped it, but too me it's fair game if you don't.

I would have taken it, my friends would have, my family would too, but that's just us. Things that we see as petty mean more to you and that's fine.
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I don't feel like you're stupid, but I know why it's bothering you. The security guard was being a jerk.
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It depends on the situation I suppose. Coins are always a must grab when possible for me, but rarely have I found bills, though the few times I have, they've been double-digit numbers. I found a $10 bill outside of a moving supply company, $14 inside a gas station on the floor, and the biggest was $66 at a grocery store. I was a little kid when I found the $10 and $14 so I kept them, but the $66 was just a few years ago. I turned it into the lost and found of the grocery store, waited a couple of weeks, and ultimately, no one came back to claim it, so I got to keep it and decided to add it to my Wii U fund.
I personally would say if you find a small amount of money like the $4 you did, it's likely better just to keep it and use it to do something nice for someone, like buy a friend their favorite snack for example, rather than bother a school official for something that they would likely consider trivial. I'm not saying you didn't do the right thing, but in this day and age it's getting to the point that trying to do the right thing could end up being the wrong thing.
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22 / M / The Cosmos
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Posted 1/27/16
Not stupid for not wanting to take it, but a lil stupid for calling security lol
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I would have taken the money. It was only $4.
Posted 1/27/16
I would've turned it in, and people say I'M a loser.
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18 / M / Across the Narrow...
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It's only chump change, so I would've taken it. Someone else could easily use a dollar, it might be all they need hey, hey.
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Posted 1/27/16
I'd keep it. How can you identify the owner of $4 accurately.
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22 / M / England
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Posted 1/27/16
I took a whole £5 once. I wouldn't say it was stupid as much as, unnecessary.
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Posted 1/27/16

Buckerss wrote:

I took a whole £5 once. I wouldn't say it was stupid as much as, unnecessary.


Not many people would worry about someone stealing 5lbs from them. You could make a business out of that.
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Somewhere
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Posted 1/27/16
You are not stupid. I would have turned it in as well. I probably wouldn't even take pocket change. It's not mine to take.
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I don't know if you are stupid or not, but it would never even cross my mind to call security over $4 on the ground. If I lost $4, I wouldn't go to lost and found hoping to get it back either.
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22 / F / Anime World
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Posted 1/27/16
You should've taken it. Finders keepers that sort of thing. Plus, you're in college, even if you're not broke having an extra $4 is good.
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Posted 1/27/16
Well, was there an option of just taking it to the front desk of that dorm, or the security place yourself? Would be a bit unfortunate for the guy if you called him to pick it up halfway across the campus for instance, and the dropper would probably try close to where they lost it.
Posted 1/27/16
No, you're not stupid. Other people can be lazy assholes that don't want to work or do anything that is close to work, help other people, etc.. The guy probably was peeved you were inconveniencing him and didn't want to look for who it belonged to. As for keeping it, I don't think returning it or keeping it would be wrong since it was a small amount and noone wanted to be bothered with helping return it. You could have held on to it and waited to see if someone mentioned they lost it, or put it into something that helps others, if you didn't want to pocket it.
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