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Poll: The someone else's purse (27 member(s) have cast votes)

what would you do when you find someone's purse you know?

  1. give it back to him/her (25 votes [92.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 92.59%

  2. take all the money and give it back to him/her (1 votes [3.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

  3. purse? what purse?( keep it) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. blackmailing (1 votes [3.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

  5. let it be and not interact with it (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1    pukin Rainbows24-7

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:15 PM

just came to think about a old one and curious about the choices what people would make

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:26 PM

I would do the same for the purse/wallet of some one I didn't kow as well...


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:29 PM

Would anyone here honestly be dishonest?

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:52 PM

I lost my wallet once and someone, whoever found it, actually took the time to mail back to me.   I don't remember if it had any cash in it or not but I was so thankful that a honest person had been the one to find it. Without a doubt if i ever found someone's wallet/purse I would return it to them.


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:52 PM

View PostLady Kasey, on 06 December 2012 - 07:29 PM, said:

Would anyone here honestly be dishonest?

If that person were already dishonest - would they answer your question honestly?  ;)


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:08 PM

i have done this twice (both times were wallets however)
i have also had my purse returned to me with hundreds of dollars still in it.
there are a lot more 'honest' people around than we give credit for


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:10 PM

I had my wallet returned to me once, fully intact.  I have always remembered how it made me feel and have always hoped for the chance to pay it forward.


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:37 PM

I've found a few in my time and never kept them, always handed them in.

Money on the other hand is free game (although at work if I find notes I'll send out an email to give someone a chance to claim it, although I don't know if they are lying...)

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:26 AM

I found a girls wallet in a busy eating area in the city (Melbourne, Australia). There was no money in the wallet so I'm not sure if someone got a hold of it before me. But I took it home, checked her ID, searched it up on the white pages and called the home phone. Her dad came to recover it and offered me money in which I kindly refused. He was very grateful as anyone can imagine.

The sad thing is, even with people who are still capable of keeping themselves financially afloat would have tried to use her bank card and sell her ID as a fake ID.


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Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:55 AM

I always give it back, if there is money in it that too just because I know how it feels both ways. You ever lose your wallet and you get it back with everything in it is an awesome feeling. Bonus if you offer to pay and they don't take it. Doesn't hurt to have a little faith in humanity nor does it hurt to show people that some people are not complete and utter scumbags.


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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:05 AM

I would give it back even if I didn't know the person....now if it was a duffle bag full of money...... :whistle: LOL.  Actually, I would be too scared to keep something like that, woudl probably have a drug dealer after you.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:05 PM

I"ve found a number of purses and wallets and have always returned them fully in tact. There's never been a moment of considering doing anything else.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:33 PM

it is nice to see that there is still some faith in humanity left but would everyone be truly honest?

that is the question.....

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:45 PM

View PostCataclysmic faith, on 07 December 2012 - 04:33 PM, said:

it is nice to see that there is still some faith in humanity left but would everyone be truly honest?

that is the question.....
there are obviously those who would keep what they found, just as there are those who wouldn't wait to find it - they'll go right to your house and take it lol
all in all though i think a great many people would want to return the purse or wallet because they know how they would feel if it happened to them

View Postglorybebe, on 07 December 2012 - 07:05 AM, said:

I would give it back even if I didn't know the person....now if it was a duffle bag full of money...... :whistle: LOL.  Actually, I would be too scared to keep something like that, woudl probably have a drug dealer after you.
yeah no kidding!
or worse - what if you inadvertently took a ransom drop and now the poor victim isn't going to get freed??

Edited by JGirl, 07 December 2012 - 05:46 PM.


#15    kalomy

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:00 PM

This was an interesting topic considering the week I had.  I lost my wallet and keep hoping someone honest has somehow found it and it will make it's way back to me.  I've been fortunate enough to have someone actually mail my wallet back to me years ago when it had fallen out of my bag in a busy downtown area.  I have never forgotten that.  I never think twice about trying to return a wallet to its rightful owner.  While I was at the bank yesterday getting my replacement card, I noticed an older gentleman by the ATM machine who left behind his wallet and his bank card in the machine.  Without hesitation I ran and grabbed them and chased the man in the parking lot to give them back to him.





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