Do you return someone's thing left forgetfully?

India
August 30, 2010 1:44pm CST
Hi MyLotters, It's not unusual for us to forget to take things like an umbrella or a wallet to take with us when we leave a place.Sometimes I've seen people showing great display of their forgetfullness by leaving their important files in the park.This generally happens due to high involved into some discussion or to get engrossed into thinking something deep.But my question is forwarded to them who is a little bit conscious about the REAL world who carefully figures out the prosaic things that has been left unconsciously by it's owner.Some of us try to teach a lesson to the forgetful people by not returing their things provided their is a scope of returning that to their owner,the name and address being written on the things like the file or the wallet.But I know some holy person like a taxi/cab driver from some vey poor family has return a bag of rupees to the police station being not able to reach to the owner. My brothers and sisters and all holy mylotters..let me know your true feelings... thanks, Happy MyLotting!!
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@honeylore23 (1085)
• United States
30 Aug 10
Yoursjannat, I always try to return it to the lawful owner of that certain thing. Unless if it is only coins there are no traces who owns it if you've seen it on the street. I think it was a month ago when I and my hubby saw a shoulder bag in the parking area. That was when we were walking towards Walmart store. I didn't know what is inside the bag, and we never try to open it as it is not ours, but we give it to the Walmart Customer Service so whoever owns it can claim it in there. I think it would be easy that way, if we all do same way, the result, if it happens to us too, would be as nice. As the saying goes Don't do unto others what you don't want others do onto.
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• India
30 Aug 10
hi, is this your baby?he's so cute!! Well,did you ever think that the bag may contain bomb?I'm not trying to hit panic,neither an attempt to restrin you to infuse negative thoughts to your holy action.Just asking!! thanks for commenting, happy mylotting!!
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• United States
31 Aug 10
Hello yoursjannat, She is my niece and true, she is so cute and adorable. Anyways, I don't think it is a bomb, if that is the case, then maybe we heard ticking sound, but there is none. Happy mylotting too.
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@meemingNEW (2228)
• Philippines
30 Aug 10
I have heard stories of how taxi cab drivers return a passenger's bag full of money. That is very righteous of them. As for my own experience, a friend of mine dropped her phone but was in a rush and did not notice it. I saw the phone and I picked it up. I could have kept the phone and never return it to her, but I'm not raised that way and so I followed her as fast as I can and gave her phone back. It was just a small deed, but I was really happy for doing a good deed. So if some random person left his thing forgetfully, of course I would return the thing/s to him/her because I believe in the saying "Honesty is the best policy", no matter how tempting it can be to keep that thing (money perhaps) for yourself. It's just not good. :) Happy mylotting to you too.
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• India
30 Aug 10
Hola meeming, That action of yours must have boosted your mentality and you must have gained high spirits! Thanks for commenting Happy MyLotting!!
• India
31 Aug 10
Yes, I return them because so far the only things that someone ever left forgetfully were socks, handkerchiefs, caps and other such stuffs. I return them as soon as I can. They stink.
@faimei (128)
• Philippines
31 Aug 10
Yes, I would return a person's belongings if I'm sure it really belongs to him/her. People forget because of a lot of factors like aging, you are carried away with a conversation with another person, your mind is busy wondering, or you just brought it the first time. I have just experienced this today, my friend gave me an envelope which contains an important file and we rode a taxi together. After we reached our destination, we went out and and a lady who was going to ride the taxi called us, I forgot the envelope. Good thing! she returned it or my friends will kill me. In short, I would be very glad if someone would return things which are forgotten, cause I would do the same.
• Philippines
31 Aug 10
I'm a handicapped who use a wheelchair just to get to work and my main transportation is to ride a cab, I once found a cellphone left by a previous passenger. Totally clueless how to get it back to the owner what I did is to use the phone to text all the contacts in the phonebook telling them that the owner lost the phone and to meet me a certain mall. The owner came along with his friends and they were very surprise to see the person returning the phone. They were very grateful that despite of my condition I still exerted an effort to return the phone to its owner. It felt good to do good things in life. That is why whenever there is an opportunity to help people, I really grab it.