If someone found your wallet, would you reward them upon its return?
Most of us have probably experienced that "I'm gonna puke" feeling when you realize that you’ve lost your wallet, phone, or perhaps even worse, computer.
A couple of weeks ago, my wife lost hers although she didn't know it at the time. Later that day, she got a call from the police explaining that a young man had found her wallet inside the grocey store and dropped it off to them -- intact.
She couldn't track him down and that was the end of it. But, if she had been able to find him, we would have offered him some money, along with our heartfelt thanks.
Would you do the same?
How much? I don't know. I've never taken anything when I've found items in the past. But people did offer, although I can't remember just how much.
My wife doesn't carry much cash as a rule, but there's certainly a value in not having to replace ID and cancel credit cards. So, is it $20, $50 or just a smile and a handshake for a much appreciated good deed? Does it matter if it's a kid or a company employee?
Would you expect a reward? Would you take it if it was offered? Have you ever given a reward to someone who returned your belongings?
By Gordon Powers, MSN Money
Posted by: ROGER A. | Apr 23, 2021 4:22:06 PM
yes i wud..... any time every time ...!! i've returned lots of valuables..but reaction frm the item loosing party varied frm genuine thanks to even trying and even up to a blame me for '' how did'u have it in ur possession..??? ''
ie.,'' u stole it....??? '' ... for my part. i did the best to listen to my inner self and that may have helped someone in some way..i hope.. do not look for big meaning or big rewards for life's events like these....life dos' nt operate on our socio- economic- political functional logic. it is too defined ,..too abstract and has no human dimensions as we perceive it..thx..Roger
Posted by: Patrick | Apr 24, 2021 9:25:52 AM
I would offer a reward but I'm not sure everyone feels the same way. In fact, on one occasion, I didn't even get much of a "thank you" even though there was a fair amount of cash in the wallet. On other occasions I have received a thank you and a handshake. After this experience, I think I will be less inclined to help out in the future.
I would offer a reward because of all of the hassle the person saved me and also because I know that tracking someone down to give them their wallet can require time and effort and I appreciate the person's effort. I think $20 is fair.
Posted by: Serge | Apr 24, 2021 8:58:07 PM
Years ago,i did find a wallet with lots of cash,credit cards etc,what i did was look to find his address,and a few hours later,i went out of my way to bring it to his home,i dont think he had realized he had forgotten it. He looked inside is wallet,maybe to offer me a reward,but i had turned my back and was walking away.I dont even remember if he said thanks.
Posted by: Gerd | Apr 25, 2021 9:08:45 AM
I found a Wallet with all the Papers you need in Life, called the Person, nearby Town, 4x in a Week, he never came to pick it up. I dropt it off at the Policestation
Posted by: DrVex007 | Apr 28, 2021 3:31:06 AM
If someone found my wallet, they would certainly receive a reward, providing that it was intact. I rarely have any cash so it would be more about the cards. They did the right thing so I must also do the right thing.