I'm interested in what people would do in this situation, and the logic they used to reach that decision.
As I said, I'm more interested in (1) how you assess the situation and (2) the logic you use to reach your conclusion.You are at the express personal checkout at the grocery, and as you finish scanning your own groceries and prepare to pay, you notice money that someone left in the bill change tray at waist level. It looks like two crisp $1 bills... a total of 2 USD.
There is no sign of whoever came before you... if it was even their money. There is a clerk stationed to monitor the self-checkout hub (six machines) but he doesn't seem to be paying attention.
What do you do about the money?
OPTIONAL #1: Would your response change if something in the scenario changed, and why or why not?
For example, would you respond differently if the amount in the tray was $20? 50?
OPTIONAL #2: Would you feel guilty, if you decided to keep it? For example, if you took it, would you just take it, or would you try to take it sneakily while making sure no one saw you?