HERE are some scenarios that will help you decide what to do with such items in the future!
These stories are all true. Only the names are the same because they are all innocent anyway.
COMIC CON, SAN DIEGO, CA
Brayden was walking along in front of the San Diego Convention Center during COMIC-CON. Everything seems abnormal, which is what the "CON" is all about-so things are all good. What was curious was that he saw a wallet lying in the street, right next to the curb. There were multitudes of people passing by and did not seem to even know it was there. Either it was an illusion, or an invisible string would pull it away while a prankster laughed on the other end. The last possibility is that it was actually lying there in plain site!
Taking the less 'possessed' or 'prankster' option- he picked it up.
Inside was, wait for it . . . . . . . . . . . .$500.00 in US currency (money!)
Choice- take the money and run, or see if the former owner could be found. On the OTHER hand; they lost it, were careless, don't deserve to have it anyway . "Finders keepers. Losers weepers . . . blah, blah."
Now it really turns interesting! Brayden had thoughts of instant wealth, and, at the same time, he thought that trying to find out who lost it would be the 'right thing to do".
He was able to locate a card with a name and a school in DENVER, CO. He decided to take the honorable side of valor and contacted the school the next day. The voice on the other end said something like, "Yes, I know who that is. They attend this school. I will inform them that you are interested in contacting them. (plunk-the phone call ends).
A man calls Brayden the very next day. He identifies himself as the boy's father-the boy who lost the money. Turns out that his son was in charge of the money for the "BUS LOAD" of youngsters who hired the bus to bring them all to the CON. Evidentially, he dropped the money during the transfer. Remember, we are talking about $500.00 big ones that this kid was in charge of.
As the lad was still in San Diego, and at the CON, he met up with Brayden that same day. Of course, he was duly ecstatic about getting all the money returned into his trembling/hot hands! In fact, he offered Brayden a reward of $100.00 for being honest.
ANOTHER decision- take the money and run? Brayden thought better of it- again- and declined the offer and said he should consider it a lesson well learned .
NOW, the question:
What would you have done? Is being honest better than getting some spending money at some else's expense. That's an 'up to you' type decision!
NEXT BLOG we will share another true CON story with you. I know it is true because it happened to ME at the San Diego Comic Con in July )2014)!!