If there's ID, try to return it. If not, talk to the police or something and ask them if anyone has reported lost money. If someone has lost money and that person can tell me the day the lost it and tell me what they did that day to see if where I found it sounds logical to their story, I'll give them the money. If not, I'll keep and it probably not spend it on gin.
If there was an ID in it I would. I work at a movie theater which is just a haven for dropped/lost items such as money, wallets and phones. When we had Breaking Dawn Pt. 1 I found $85 on the floor. There are no cameras and no one else was there. I thought about sliding it in my shoe, but put it my pocket. Later that day a lady came back asking if anyone found it and I turned it in to her.
Where exactly would you hand in money randomly found on the street? If it was more than £20 I'd feel bad about it but I have no idea where to hand it in. If it was a wallet I'd hand it in to a police station or something but I doubt people would go asking for money they dropped unless it was literally a wad of money
It depends, but not by how much is in the wallet. I'd find it hard to believe anyone would drop their wallet and not wonder what happened to it, so if they were to remember where they dropped it, they'd probably go look for it, and if they found it with nothing in it, what does that say? It doesn't even matter, just the thought that someone would go look for it after it was lost.
I would probably try my best to find whoever dropped it around the area it was found, or I'd give it to a place that can be responsible to hold onto it. I'd have to check who's it is first since their ID might be in it. It'd feel nice to have that money, sure, but I think it'd feel even nicer to do the right thing, and that's try to return it. There was once a dollar in my yard, and I stole that, but I gave it to my parents.
I found a 50 dollar bill in an office building lobby, gave it to the security guy. A year later, the next time I was in that building the security guy stopped me and gave me the $50, nobody claimed it, I bought him lunch.
I also once found $5 along a path in a park, the only people I had passed on the path were 2 little girls obviously going to the store to buy candy or ice-cream, I looked at that $5 for awhile, decided I wasn't going to go chasing after little kids that were at least 20 minutes away now, and put it in my pocket. Felt a little bad about that one.
Lets say you find a wallet with £400 in it.
do you hand it in to the authorities or do you spend it on gin?
I would hand that in straight away, that amount of money is far to big for me to keep myself. I would keep anything up to a £10, I say that, but there is no police station in my town, so where on earth would I have to hand it in?
I have never found any money on the ground ever though, so my mind is happy to not have to think about this.
I would cause I would like to hope if I lost money in the street someone would return it. Now if I had a choice between hand in the money or cannibalism I'm not sure what I would do....
what about hand in the money, cannibalism, or hot dog food?
Yea, if it was a wallet and shit, totally turn it in.
If it's just a bill on the ground, depending on the bill, I would probably keep it. I was out for a run during the summer around 6AM and found a fiver in the street of my neighborhood. It was 6 in the morning and no one was around so I kept it. I wasn't about to start knocking on doors asking people, and I wasn't just going to leave it and let it blow away.