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04-04-2014 05:05 PM
Lilie
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Originally Posted by Rangers_mom View Post
Oh, so you didn't turn the money in? You took it home and gave the office your name? Is that what you did? I really didn't want to get that involved - having a stranger possibly come to my home.
The individual wouldn't have called us, the hospital would have. They said they'd report it to the lost and found as well. If the person who lost it reported it, then we would have turned it in to the office. They could have picked it up from there.

The store required my neice to leave the ring there. She insisted on having proof that she turned it in and if no one claimed it, she wanted it back. That was when they came back with a form. They COULD have just told her someone claimed the ring and she'd never know if the person answering the phone took it or not. It's sad to think that way, but not everyone can be trusted.

Hubby found a purse in a basket at a big box super market once. He was more worried about being blamed for anything missing out of the purse than he was about actually turning the purse in. He asked a woman in the parking lot who was a perfect stranger be a witness that he never went into the purse and she went with him to turn it in. How crazy is that? He considered leaving the purse so he wouldn't be caught on camera with it in his possession and he'd be blamed for anything missing.

He never heard anything about it, so I guess all's well that ends well.
04-04-2014 01:46 PM
Rangers_mom
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I had that happen to me at Smiths recently! I counted my change and it was $20 dollars short?? I reached in and there it was?? Maybe the machines are starting to get worn out??
You did what you could can't ask for more than that!
Oh, so this explains how it could have happened. It also makes me aware of how careful I have to be when using those machines.
04-04-2014 01:43 PM
Rangers_mom
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We were just sitting out there anyway. If I found the money at the check out, I wouldn't have hung around. But I would have reported it. I just wouldn't have told them the amount found.

My niece found a very nice ring one time at the grocery store. She turned it in and filled out a form. It took over nine months for the store to finally release the ring back to her because no one claimed it. Even then, they gave her the run around when she tried to claim it.
Oh, so you didn't turn the money in? You took it home and gave the office your name? Is that what you did? I really didn't want to get that involved - having a stranger possibly come to my home. But now that you mention it I probably should have filled out some paperwork at the time. Then there would have been an official record of me turning the money in. Next time I will ask to fill out paperwork like your sister did with the ring.
04-04-2014 01:42 PM
SuperG
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Super G, when I said I was giving her a tip I meant if the rightful owner never comes back. In that case somebody has to get the money and I would rather it be her than the store.

Agreed


SuperG
04-04-2014 01:35 PM
Lilie
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Originally Posted by Rangers_mom View Post
I can understand why you sat there for over an hour. That was very kind of you. Especially with that much money. I couldn't really stand around the check out area but I did think of it.
We were just sitting out there anyway. If I found the money at the check out, I wouldn't have hung around. But I would have reported it. I just wouldn't have told them the amount found.

My niece found a very nice ring one time at the grocery store. She turned it in and filled out a form. It took over nine months for the store to finally release the ring back to her because no one claimed it. Even then, they gave her the run around when she tried to claim it.
04-04-2014 01:22 PM
Rangers_mom Super G, when I said I was giving her a tip I meant if the rightful owner never comes back. In that case somebody has to get the money and I would rather it be her than the store.
04-04-2014 01:19 PM
Rangers_mom
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Originally Posted by Lilie View Post
He went to the office and told the clerk there that he found some money. If anyone was missing it, they could call him and give him the exact amount.
Ah, that would have been a good idea. I could have told someone in the main office what happened. That way there would have been another person who knew plus if the person lost it calls they will probably get the main office anyway. The people in the main office probably should have known.

I can understand why you sat there for over an hour. That was very kind of you. Especially with that much money. I couldn't really stand around the check out area but I did think of it.
04-04-2014 01:18 PM
SuperG You did your level best to return the money to the rightful owner....once that effort was exhausted you did another proper thing by giving it to an employee with the hopes they would return it to the rightful owner if they came back and asked. Regardless whether the employee has the same integrity as you do....you did what you did...and it was honorable. Both you and the employee have to live with your consciences....I'm sure yours will make for a soft pillow to sleep on.... who knows about the employee as she will live with hers one way or the other.....and I disagree...with the rationalization that a Walmart employee deserves a "tip" which comes from some others absentmindedness or loss. The only other thought which comes to mind as to what you might do next time, if you feel mostly certain the monies will not get back to the rightful owner ....maybe next time you are at the grocery store, buy some food with the money and donate it to the food shelter programs many stores have....or any other worthy charity.

SuperG
04-04-2014 01:13 PM
Lilie One time I was in the hospital. My husband and I went outside for some fresh air. Because I was on an IV drip, we couldn't go far and just sat right outside the doors. When we sat on the bench, my husband saw a small wad of money directly behind the bench. It turned out to be over $100. We sat outside for over an hour before we went back inside.

He went to the office and told the clerk there that he found some money. If anyone was missing it, they could call him and give him the exact amount. He didn't want to turn it in for fear that the clerk (or someone else) wouldn't be honest. He also told the information clerk in the lobby.

No one ever called.
04-04-2014 01:12 PM
Chip18 I had that happen to me at Smiths recently! I counted my change and it was $20 dollars short?? I reached in and there it was?? Maybe the machines are starting to get worn out??
You did what you could can't ask for more than that!
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