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Posted 1/28/16 , edited 1/28/16
Nobody would make a fuss over such a small sum. Makes more sense to just take it.

I can understand not wanting to take what isn't yours, but your resistance should depend on the degree of loss you think the person suffered from losing the money. Not taking it also doesn't return it to the owner, and reporting it does not mean it will get back into the right hands since money is not a unique item attributes to one person. The security bit sounded sort of stupid, to be honest. Virtually nobody would search for such a small amount.

It's not stupid to not enjoy taking what isn't yours, but this is a case when it makes sense not to feel very bad about doing 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.


lol have you ever been to college... it's called lost and found... I know it's not likely that the dude who lost it would go to lost and found for it (which is most probably run by campus security), but HEY IT'S PART OF THEIR JOBS TO HOLD IT IN LOST AND FOUND. You can't really get angry about doing what you signed up for.

That's like if someone at McDonald's pays a $2.99 bill with quarters, pennies, nickels, and dimes. Yeah it's a little annoying, but hey it's legit.

geez u people and ur judgmental attitudes.
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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?


lol. $4 isn't a lot of money.

That depends on how old you are tbh. If you're like <18 and don't know the value of money, then yeah it's not a lot of money.

If you're a COLLEGE STUDENT with loans, working part-time probably work-study, making $8-10 / hr, that's A LOT of money. $4 is a lot for 20-somethings.

But I guess if you're wealthy af (probably upper middle class level+) then you probably couldn't tell the difference between $4 and $1.
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gurl i got chu~

i have the same mindset yeah its money and like hell who doesnt love them free stuff especially if ur receiving them.
but like u i would have done the same thing i mean yeah awesome i would be 4 dollars richer yeah i would be ballin but i am not that kind of person my consciousness is just to damn strong i put my self in others shoes to much. im just to kind like u i mean yeah its money but i am not in need maybe it IS someones lunch money and maybe they needed it for something else or maybe not. whatever the reasoning it is not my money if there is a way to return it and i am close by and i can return it to its rightful owner then i will do so. it is not mine to claim as much as i want to.

especially if i am not in dire need of it i mean i have encountered people that they have an allowances and there parents dont make much so to them it is everything for the week they will spend i had a roommate that she literally only spend like 10 bucks or even less than that and it had to last her Many weeks she ate a ton of junk food super bad but circumstances called for it. now if i was desperate and i was the one low i would feel grateful and keep that money to my self assuming it could be a gift in my hard times . but if im not then whats the harm in returning it ill just pretend it never happened in the first place and if that damn guard keeps it then its on him its got nothin to do with me at least i feel good and right that i did what i wish or hope someone will do for me if i was ever in that situation.


BTW GOOD TIP for u next time if u find a large portion of money and u call a security guard ask him to hold the money if the person doesnt come to claim it tell him what is the procedure if they have one that u can go ahead in claim it.or where the money will go.

usually thats what i do i found 80 dollars once and i turned it to a worker they said if it is unclaimed there should be a policy that the finder can claim it . i was able to keep the money they holded it for about a month or so. u never know u might get lucky . in a better way . it never hurts to ask .
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Posted 1/28/16

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sarteck wrote:

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.


lol have you ever been to college... it's called lost and found... I know it's not likely that the dude who lost it would go to lost and found for it (which is most probably run by campus security), but HEY IT'S PART OF THEIR JOBS TO HOLD IT IN LOST AND FOUND. You can't really get angry about doing what you signed up for.

That's like if someone at McDonald's pays a $2.99 bill with quarters, pennies, nickels, and dimes. Yeah it's a little annoying, but hey it's legit.

geez u people and ur judgmental attitudes.


>"Hey, I found $4 on the floor, lost and found! Here, make sure it gets to its rightful owner!"

Okay, let's slip back into reality for a sec. Dafuq is Lost and Found going to do? "Right away, we'll fingerprint it and compare what we find to our handy-dandy fingerprint database and ---"

No, of course not. There is absolutely shit they can do. If it was a significant amount, they could possibly try to do something, and only then if someone came forward saying they lost that exact amount.

In reality, expecting Lost and Found to locate the owner of four $1 bills is just plain stupid. If this is a "judgmental attitude," I'm not really ashamed to have it.
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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 :D


I don't think finding a coin in the street or finding it in an apartment complex (I live in one) is stealing. On the other hand, taking the money directly from someone or invading someone's dorm to take the coin is indeed stealing imo.

I know taking that coin feels morally wrong since I didn't work to obtain that coin and someone else did; however, I still would take it because I'd feel even worse leaving the money there.

Like I said before, if you feel like leaving the money there or handing it to a police officer, well I applaud you.
If you feel like taking the money, well I won't judge you.

That's just my opinion.
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Posted 1/28/16

sarteck wrote:


lambofgenesis wrote:


sarteck wrote:

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.


lol have you ever been to college... it's called lost and found... I know it's not likely that the dude who lost it would go to lost and found for it (which is most probably run by campus security), but HEY IT'S PART OF THEIR JOBS TO HOLD IT IN LOST AND FOUND. You can't really get angry about doing what you signed up for.

That's like if someone at McDonald's pays a $2.99 bill with quarters, pennies, nickels, and dimes. Yeah it's a little annoying, but hey it's legit.

geez u people and ur judgmental attitudes.


>"Hey, I found $4 on the floor, lost and found! Here, make sure it gets to its rightful owner!"

Okay, let's slip back into reality for a sec. Dafuq is Lost and Found going to do? "Right away, we'll fingerprint it and compare what we find to our handy-dandy fingerprint database and ---"

No, of course not. There is absolutely shit they can do. If it was a significant amount, they could possibly try to do something, and only then if someone came forward saying they lost that exact amount.

In reality, expecting Lost and Found to locate the owner of four $1 bills is just plain stupid. If this is a "judgmental attitude," I'm not really ashamed to have it.


But that's what lost and found is for. People submit stuff they found, from $1 beanies to $100 smartphones.
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It's $4. It probably wouldn't make too much of a difference if you took it or not. I would probably just leave it be because I don't like taking peoples money and if they come back they can take it which is highly unlikely to me. That or somebody else takes it and buys a cheeseburger.
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lambofgenesis wrote:

But that's what lost and found is for. People submit stuff they found, from $1 beanies to $100 smartphones.


Great. Now tell me what "Lost and Found" should do in order to return the lost property.

If it's a $1 beanie, someone can say, "Hey, did you guys find muh benie?"

It if's a $100 smartphone, they can even go a step further and try to locate the owner based on the credentials in the phone.

Now what do we do when it's four $1 bills?

....Okay then.
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Posted 1/28/16

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lambofgenesis wrote:

But that's what lost and found is for. People submit stuff they found, from $1 beanies to $100 smartphones.


Great. Now tell me what "Lost and Found" should do in order to return the lost property.

If it's a $1 beanie, someone can say, "Hey, did you guys find muh benie?"

It if's a $100 smartphone, they can even go a step further and try to locate the owner based on the credentials in the phone.

Now what do we do when it's four $1 bills?

....Okay then.


Well, from the lost and founds we've been to like 3 times in my lifetime, they don't just give back things (even the small stuff) just because you said it's yours. They ask questions like, "Where did you lose it?" and match it with where it was found. Quasi-interrogative questions, but if you pass they just give it to you. I guess Lost and Founds get scammed a lot, because one time I "thought" I lost my license at a supermarket and as soon as I called about losing it, they acted suspicious and were trying to catch me lying by asking "what state is it?" "when and where do you think you lost it?" before they would even answer whether or not they found a license. So they have procedures for those kinds of things.

So I guess for a $1 beanie, someone would show up to lost and found (or would call in) asking if they found a beanie. And before lost and found would reply, they'd ask what kind of beanie? where was it lost? <-- and if the caller gets both of those things right, chances are it's theirs, and if it's a thief, then they probably /deserved/ to steal it if they're that cunning.
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Honestly, when it comes to finding random cash on the ground, you are better off just taking the money and paying it forward. Take the $4 and give it to the next homeless person you see begging on the street. At least then it will go to good use. Whenever you turn cold hard CASH into a lost and found, somebody usually ends up pocketing it for themselves. It sucks for the person who lost it, but at least if you donate it to someone who is in need, it's a win/win for everyone.

And if you just leave the money on the floor, someone else will just come along and take it for themselves. If I personally was in that situation, I would have picked up the money and hung around the area for 10-15 minutes to see if anyone came back looking for it. And it not, I just would have paid it forward. Lost and Found is more for personal items like Cell Phones, ID's, Backpacks, etc. Unfortunately you can't trust people to do the right things these days, so your best off making good use of it yourself.
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I would have taken it and waited until someone asked around. If no one asked then I would keep it.
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That's not stupid.
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I mean, even if someone did have a purpose for that money, $4 is an awfully low amount to bother trying to backtrack and find again. I can't say you're stupid for doing the right thing, but I would say that it was a waste of time.
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It's only $4, I'd keep it. Someone else would take it and I wouldn't waste the securities time over such a small amount.
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