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    My coffee-loving Daughter has been at home with us for a few weeks prior to going O/S and we have been enjoying a coffee together at every opportunity.
    Last week we stopped for a good Piccolo Latte in a busy coffee shop in a large shopping centre.
    I must have been distracted by the (for me) unusual experience of having coffee with a lovely young thing in a coffee shop, because when we left I failed to take my wallet and keys with me. (For security - I had placed them betweem my legs on the front of the bench seat and they simply fell on to the carpeted floor when I stood up)
    About half an hour later when reached for my wallet to pay for an outfit I had just bought for my Daughter, I realised what had happened.
    I rushed back to the coffee shop (sick in the stomach) straight to the alcove we had occupied, to be told immediately by the new occupants "Your stuff is at the Counter".
    There was my business card in the wallet (along with several hundred dollars and all my plastic) and they just verified my details and handed over the wallet and keys without any drama. Unbelievably lucky!
    First time in my life I have ever done anything like that (creeping senility). About an hour later I thought about the people who had handed it in and wished I had been able to pick up their tab and thank them properly.
    Anyone else had a similar experience?

  • #2
    I think there are still good people in this world, even though no matter where you go most folk's faces are burried in smart phones and no one smiles and says "good morning" any more.

    Lucky

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    • #3
      Recent news item earlier this week in Brisbane, about a bloke who found $61,000.00 in a Shopping bag hanging off the end of a deserted shopping trolly in a car-park I think it was. Handed in to Police straight away. Only got $500 reward from the owner (shop owners takings), which seems a bit low, but then better than a smack in the belly with a wet mackeral no doubt. So good people do exist. Finder reckon he did not even hesitate to hand it in, although the possibility it was a result of crime may have also played its part.

      GrahamK

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      • #4
        Originally posted by GrahamK View Post
        Recent news item earlier this week in Brisbane, about a bloke who found $61,000.00... Handed in to Police straight away.
        You are obliged by law to hand it in. It isn't yours and if you keep it and get caught, you will be charged with 'theft by finding' (Crimes Act 1958, Section 74)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by flynnaus View Post
          You are obliged by law to hand it in. It isn't yours and if you keep it and get caught, you will be charged with 'theft by finding' (Crimes Act 1958, Section 74)
          And the miserable b***ard who had his cash returned to him in full gave the finder a lousy $500.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Yelta View Post
            ... gave the finder a lousy $500.
            Well it's easy to judge without knowing the full story. Perhaps the owner wanted to give him more but the finder refused. Perhaps $500 was more than the owner could afford.

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            • #7
              You may well be right, mine was simply a gut reaction.

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