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  • Pocket it.

    16 44.44%
  • Ignore it.

    11 30.56%
  • Flag down the clerk and give it to him.

    8 22.22%
  • Take it, but donate $2 to charity/church later.

    6 16.67%
  • Throw it out.

    1 2.78%
  • Ask someone else nearby if they want it.

    1 2.78%
  • Make it into an origami pelican and leave it for the next person.

    3 8.33%
  • Other

    2 5.56%
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    Default Finding Money: What Would You Do?

    I'm interested in what people would do in this situation, and the logic they used to reach that decision.

    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?
    As I said, I'm more interested in (1) how you assess the situation and (2) the logic you use to reach your conclusion.

    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?
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    Presumably, it belongs to the last customer, not the store. The customer isn't there ans probably wouldn't notice or come back for the cash because it's such a petty amount. The cash is therefore abandoned. Take it. The store has no better claim to it.

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    I've been in this situation with a $20.00 bill, and I took it. Score!

    However, a few days before at the same grocery store, I saw someone drop a $100 bill and let them know before they walked out.

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    Money-> If I don't know who owns it, it probably has no owner anymore.
    A substantial amount could cause more problem than it's worth though.
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    It's two bucks...it's not even worth two bucks...

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    I would either pocket it or ignore it because it is pretty trivial ans the person would not likely notice it was gone anyway. If it was $1000,then i would turn it it because the person might need that money.

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    I suppose the money belongs to the previous customer, so keeping the money and letting the store have it would both result in the entitled party not getting it back... I think I'd leave it there, though, because... it's not mine, I guess?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerd Girl View Post
    I would flag down the clerk and give it to him for safe keeping. Someone might come back looking for it.


    No. The amount of money wouldn't change my behavior.
    lol, you think the cashier isn't going to just picket it for them self? naive to the game.

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    I would pocket it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    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?
    I would still pocket it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    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?
    I wouldn't feel guilty, however, as long as it was a small amount of money, I probably would spend it that day and treat myself.
    I could go for a strawberry shake.

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    $2 is no big deal. I think there's no duty to hand in money unless: A) it's in a place where that is feasible to hand it in (it's not just lying in the street, for instance); B) it's probable that someone will come to claim it; AND, C) it is a decent amount. I once handed in $20 (that's about US$17) at a supermarket mainly for the first and second reasons, and because I could imagine it belonging to some poor little old lady for whom that would a significant sum. The girl at the information counter glared at me in scorn for handing in such a small amount, and took it begrudgingly.

    However, I wouldn't think of pocketing it until I had made a half-decent effort to find the owner. I mean if they had only just left the checkout before me I would try to return it to them. I also might put it in the charity collection, as I have done in the past.

    Anyway, frankly it's daft and pathetic to sneakily take $2.
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