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    Default Good Deeds - Am I too Honest?!

    Driving home from a family wedding at Haddo House last weekend, I had to do a quick stop to waken myself up a bit. Been a long weekend and was tired etc etc.

    Anyway, found a purse lying in the street and picked it up, felt heavy and was quite a fashionable one from River Island, checked out the inside and it was a young lassie's, only about 18 or so and because it had her driving licence in it, went to her address to hand it back but she was not home. Tried to call but got the answering machine so left a message with my mobile number and said we were going to be local for a couple of hours as the Mrs wanted to do some shopping.

    After shopping and getting some dinner there was still no sign of her calling so went to the local police station, told them we had found it and asked for a receipt for handing it in which was no problem.

    Got home about 1 1/2 hours later and thought i would try calling again and she answered.

    'Hi, my name is Rob. I found your purse in the street and tried to call earlier but only got your answering machine'

    'Oh, yeah, I was just going to call you back'

    'Oh, that was good timing then! We are 75 miles north of you but put your purse to the police station. We have a receipt here too saying it was handed in with your driving licence, various debit / credit cards and £174.90 in cash'

    'Oh right. I'll go and get it then. See ya...'

    Not one mention of the big 'T' word!

    Raging! How many people would have pocketed the cash and either chucked the purse or handed it in empty??!! (Not meaning on here but in general!!)

    I know what it is like to lose your wallet / purse and not get any of the contents back, let alone the cash in it!

    So, what would you have done??!! Taken the money, chucked the purse? Taken cash handed purse in? Or would you have done what I did and hand the whole lot in? And not even get a 'Thanks'

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    i'd attempt to contact the owner. failing that, take it to a police station. a thanks would be nice , i know what you mean mate. many would have had the lot.
    good on you for doing your best

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    would have handed it in to mate but as you say thank you costs nothing but it could have cost her a lot more if it wasn't you that found it..

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    Her neighbour was in but didn't want to leave it with her in case she took the cash!!

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    most likely and then would have said that you had taken it..

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    I know how you feel I was taking my dogs for a walk. I found a box full of jewellery. I took it to the police station. They said if it is not claimed in "say" three weeks ( can not remember the "legal" time). I said why not. I geve the policeman my name address and phone number.
    Four weeks later I pkoned the police station to see if it had been claimed. They said, did the owner not phone you then, he came in to collect the jewellery box. We gave him you name and phone number.
    Does make you wonder if you would put yourself out like that next time though.

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    i young friend of mine found a purse once with 900 quid in it and took it to the police station and as it happens, the plank that lost it was in there too...

    she said it was hers and at that her dad walked in to verify it.... the little sod took the purse and never said thanks and walked off and me and the copper was sat with our mouths wide open at the ignorance of the little ****...

    my mate said " charming.... i should of robbed the cash and binned the purse" and at that the kids dad gave her 200 quid and said thanks lol...

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    Rob: You can't buy a clear conscience mate, you did the right thing. Such a shame people can't bother their arse to say "thanks".

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    mate if a police man see you it be theft by finding lol........

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    Some people were dragged up, if I was you I would order her a couple of expensive take away meals and get them sent to her door lol.

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