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Posted 1/27/16
If you didn't grab it,
someone else probably did 5 minutes later.
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Generally when people lose a small ammount of money like that, they don't go back looking for it. Take it or leave it, its not gonna make a dent in anyone's life. Even if it was a larger bill though, if you found it on the street just sitting there with nobody around, whoever had that money before is probably not gonna go through the trouble of getting it back. Better you to have it than anyone else, right?
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Posted 1/27/16
I'd probably grab it losers keepers
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If I had seen it drop from a person or seen someone looking for their money, than I would have hand it over. Otherwise it is my mind to do as I please. Probably would have bought a powerball with power play.
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You should've just taken it because I doubt the person even realized it was missing. If they did I doubt they would expect somebody to not pick it up and keep it, since it's only four dollars. It's their fault for being careless and not paying attention to their money.
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Posted 1/27/16 , edited 1/27/16
That's about enough money to buy yourself a gallon of ice cream so you can cry about it.




I'm kidding...
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You said dorm.. guessing this was at a college... it was possibly a social test from a psychology major or something seeing how honest ppl are.
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Posted 1/27/16
You earn yourself $4 just for thinking about that so take it!
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Yeah, going to security and expecting them to actually do something over $4 with nothing else to say who it belonged to is pretty effing dumb.

Honesty is great, but so is understanding that there is absolutely nothing at all that security could have done in this case.
Posted 1/27/16
Omg, who really gives a fuck just take the money.
Posted 1/27/16 , edited 1/27/16
I don't think you should feel stupid for doing this.

If that had been me though, I think I would of just left it there. It's only 4 dollars.
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Posted 1/27/16
There's no real answer.
If you want to take, you take it.
If you don't, you don't.

You're not gonna get arrested for taking those 4 bucks.
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Posted 1/28/16
I don't want germs so I'll avoid it, don't really need money.
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MoxiRoxi wrote:

So basically, here's the situation. I was walking back to my dorm and I found $4 on the sidewalk, all $1 bills. Now, I could've taken it, but I felt dirty. Even though it was only $4. Now, I proceed to call the security office and the guy that answered seemed super annoyed when I called (which I would be too) but I didn't want to take it. I didn't want anyone else to take it. Who knows how long it was there... I saw some people pass by and no one else was taking it.

Now if it were $400, holy crap what a big deal! I still wouldn't take it and would do the same thing I did for the $4. The guy came and picked it up (still with an annoyed tone of voice to match his now annoyed face), and said he'd put it in the lost and found. But he could take that money... but I didn't I guess is the important thing.

So the question is... am I stupid? Should I have taken it? Left it there? What would you do in this situation? Maybe I could've taken it and spent it on someone else to be nice? But again, that could've been someone's lunch money or something.

I wouldn't do the same for coins though... but otherwise to me money is money. If it's a bill of any kind and there's a lot of them, I'm turning it in. But when I walked in the building, a girl asked me what happened and she said she would've done the same thing. So HAH! At least one person is on my side!


yo R, I can't believe <expungedstatename> would be retarded like that. I mean, usually in the Midwest and away from big cities, people are nicer and more warmer and kinder. The way ur campus security acted is kinda like how I'd picture an East Coast busy college's security would. It kinda saddens me.

I think you're a good person, enough to care that someone lost $4. Personally, if it were me, I would've just left it there cuz whoever lost it would go back to try to find it (cuz that's what I do). But yeah I wouldn't have called it in. I can /see/ why they'd be annoyed, but they should just do their damn jobs and treat it with respect. Whether it's $4 or $400, it's part of their job, and it's not like they're doing anything else anyway -_-.

They should've just told you to bring it in to their lost and found. Stupid campus security.
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Posted 1/28/16

anikevin wrote:

There's no real answer.
If you want to take, you take it.
If you don't, you don't.

You're not gonna get arrested for taking those 4 bucks.


You probably won't get arrested, but it's technically illegal since it's stealing someone else's property. And yeah you can get arrested for stealing $1, there was some news article a few years ago about someone who stole $1-$3 from a hotdog stand and got arrested for robbery + aggravated assault (he punched the guy in the face). I think he'd still get arrested if he didn't hit the guy tbh.

There is a real answer -- it's technically wrong, both morally and judicially, so technically you shouldn't take it.

However, you're right and the chances of you getting arrested for taking it are less than 30% or something, so you /can/ take it. Kinda like watching pirated anime, it's illegal, but you won't get arrested. Or downloading songs without paying, it's illegal but you won't get arrested. List goes on
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