I literally just woke up in work...fell asleep in the middle of grading things and woke up cartoon style with papers stuck to my face. Anyway, I've been trying to keep up here and haven't had any time to really hit the stores, but reading posts on here is keeping my sanity.
Originally Posted by ATLjon
I found three 20s about two months ago while walking out of a small restaurant. They were literally right by the door and nobody else was there, so I picked them up, and continued on my way. My wife made me turn around and give them to one of the people at the counter, with the understanding that she would ask around about the lost money. I'm pretty sure she got a big tip that night.
I found a €50 note at the grocery store and turned it in to customer service. I had imagined an old woman that had lost it and so I followed up with it every week for over a month. Every time they claimed that it was turned in to their manager, but he was never around...pretty sure the same thing happened, someone took an opportunity to make an extra €50.
I've lost a number of things in my life, sometimes they were turned in, sometimes not. One of the most surprising was that I left my wallet at a beach bar in Italy. I was with my then-girlfriend (now wife) and a couple of friends late one night. I realized it the next day and thankfully my wife speaks Italian. She called the bar, they turned it into the police. She then called the police while I'm remarking about the corrupt Italian police and they'd probably already sold my IDs when she said that they had it, my credit cards and cash and that they'd meet me next to the beach. Sure enough, two Italian police officers with white leather holsters met me with my wallet and stayed while I bought them a drink. I was beyond impressed
Finally, big shout out to Ken P
! He sent a tie out here on the cheap and it just arrived today. Thanks a lot!