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There are still some decent people out there

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Xinn, 31 Jul 2006.

  1. Xinn


    Joined: 5 Apr 2006

    Posts: 4,103

    Location: Wakefield

    It just dawned on me that it was perhaps a rare occurence that happened at work today.

    I was getting on with my work (sports world) and this foreign guy comes up to me with this mobile phone (K750i) and tries to explain to me the he found it in the changing rooms and it somebody must have lost it.

    Alot of people would have seen that phone and just dropped it straight into their pocket and taken it with them and was quite surprised at hwo honest the guy had been, even more so was the gent whos phone it was when he came looking for it and i told him it had been handed in.
  2. cheets64


    Joined: 30 Sep 2005

    Posts: 25,895

    Location: Wigan

    I left my phone in the locker at my gym, I knew I had left it there and about 3 hours later some guy rung me saying he had it, he left it with the staff and I picked it up the next time I went.

    I also lost my wallet twice and got it back twice, the first time I dropped it near some shops and he got in touch with me, had my driving licence in it.

    The second time, I lost it while drunk and someone posted it in a letter box and it ended up in a sorting office and they sent it back to my house in a parcel with a note saying "found in the post" I was like "WTF"

    So yeah there is decent people around and I will always try to return anything that I find.
  3. dafloppyone

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Jun 2006

    Posts: 2,183

    Location: Amsterdam

    your not really safe with wallets are you lol or anything that can be lost
  4. Cybermyk


    Joined: 31 May 2005

    Posts: 6,850

    Location: Peoples Republik of Teesside

    Most people are good. It's the 1% that aren't that give everyone else a bad name.
  5. Replicant


    Joined: 17 Jul 2005

    Posts: 922

    Location: North West

    Well heres the other side of the coin,

    Me and my mate on the bus coming back from asda westbrook (uci cinema) (you'll know this location cheets ;)

    Anyway we found a phone at the back of the bus, think it was a philips gene year 2000 ish) got a call on it and started laughing at them saying they sounded like a soap star and making fun of them, got back to my mates house and the guy who owns the phone calls up and we start laughing again at them,

    Ended up tossing the phone into the local stream, after smashing it up.

    was about 17 at the time, have grown up alot since.

    Not one to be proud of but just thought i'd add that :o
  6. Greenlizard0

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 15 Mar 2004

    Posts: 28,189

    Location: Liverpool

    Are you serious Cheets64? That is mint, good old post office for doing that :).

    I was at a cash point once here in Liverpool and I forgot to take the money out. I was drunk. This guy legs it after me, taps me on the shoulder and gives it back. I think it was about £30!
  7. G-MAN2004


    Joined: 4 Jul 2004

    Posts: 30,237

  8. Replicant


    Joined: 17 Jul 2005

    Posts: 922

    Location: North West

    Weve all been there bud, peer pressure makes people do stupid things, no outgoing calls made.
  9. Glaucus

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

    Posts: 76,645

    Lost my keys on a night out, luckily someone handed them into the police a few days later :)
  10. Replicant


    Joined: 17 Jul 2005

    Posts: 922

    Location: North West

    I would have just changed the locks right away, whats to say they hadn't been taken/found by someone known to you :confused:
  11. Glaucus

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

    Posts: 76,645

    Slim chance, I was somewhere a few miles from where I live, never go out there. Nothing identifying the address on the keyring.
  12. Nexus


    Joined: 13 Feb 2003

    Posts: 10,631

    Location: London

    I worked in a ski resort and would find phones all the time when I was working as a liftie. It was much better to keep hold of them and wait for someone to call than handing it in to lost and found as it just ended up in a big box full of hundreds of phones.

    Sometimes you would get a tip for doing so, usually a thank you... only ever had one guest who I returned a phone to and didn't even get a 'thanks' :rolleyes:

    The best one we found was quite a nice camera phone that someone lost. When my female workmate answered it, the girl on the other end of the phone demanded to know why my workmate had her boyfriend's phone, she thought he was cheating, it was hilarious. So we spent the day taking pictures of us doing our work on the mountain before returning it. Would have been a nice suprise when they next went through their photo album. :D
  13. cheets64


    Joined: 30 Sep 2005

    Posts: 25,895

    Location: Wigan

    Aye, there was no money in it but it still had all my cards and driving licence in , your address is on the licence, I think its £38 for a replacement licence so I was pretty chuffed but for 2 weeks I was like where did I lose my wallet, then it came through the door in the parcel.

  14. Vixen


    Joined: 23 Feb 2004

    Posts: 6,941

    Location: Edinburgh

    We get quite a few calls from people who have found wallets asking us to contact the customer so it can be returned.

    In contrast though, I had a call from my mother last night, who had tried to withdraw $200 from an ATM in Toronto and nothing came out. She told the woman behind her, and so she only tried to withdraw £20, and got 2 $20 bills, one of which was very crumpled, so there was obviously a block in the machine. My mum asked the woman what she was going to do, and the woman turned around and said "what they don't know can't hurt them"!
    Now I'm worried that my mum won't see the money again, because I don't think it can be disputed if the machine balances :(.
  15. goldilocks

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Apr 2006

    Posts: 1,177

    Location: by the sea

    i was travelling to see friends on boxing day - had their presents in a large gift bag, before i even made it onto the train the top 3 presents had been swiped :(
    what sort of a person steals christmas presents?

    if i found £20 on the floor i would keep it - because i know there is usually no chance of it being returned to the right person.
    have you seen my money? what does it look like...
  16. Ice On Fire


    Joined: 30 Jul 2004

    Posts: 10,419

    Location: Johannesbug, South Africa

    You're right, there are decent people still about.

    Last year when I was in the UK, my Mom took our dogs for a walk, and she had her and hm Step Dad's car keys on her. When she return, she found she'd lost both of them. :eek:

    So, we went out looking for them and couldn't find them at all. A few hours later, I get a knock at the door, opened it and there was a guy standing there with the keys in his hand. :eek:

    He said he saw two cars parked out side our place, an Audi and a Honda. So he asked if we'd lost they keys for them, said yes and thanked him a lot. Did offer him a beer but he refused and said it's fine, no worries.

    I mean, him and his friend could've just easily taken both cars off us, they had the keys. But returned them, very nice of him. :D
  17. Inquisitor


    Joined: 12 Apr 2004

    Posts: 11,788

    Location: Birmingham

    Not me :confused:

    I'm 17 and I'd never even contemplate doing that.
  18. Maxi


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 306

    Location: Dundee / Doncaster

    I've read some utter crud on these forums but this has to top it all off. I take it you wear a burberry baseball cap?

    Seriously, what would EVER drive you to do something so retarded

    EDIT: As for all being there, i don't think so!
  19. wordy


    Joined: 30 Nov 2005

    Posts: 6,901

    Location: Rotherham.

    Whist in the Royal Navy, Serving on HMS Boxer out in the Carribean one of the lads lost his wallet on a night out in Antigua, complete with HM Forces I.D card, credit card and about 100 Antiguan dollars .

    The ship came alongside in Barbados 10 days later the guy received a little parcel, upon opening the parcel he found his wallet, his I.D and credit card and the 100 Antiguan Dollars, which had been changed into Bajan(Nickname for Barbados) Dollars for him. There was also a covering note to say that the guys wallet had been found by this guy, and what he had done to get it back to him.

    Our lad wrote to thank to the guy and the next time we went to Antigua, took him and his family out for a meal, The family kind of adopted him while we were alongside and took him out for a couple of days showing him around the island and everything.
  20. Sherbs


    Joined: 26 Nov 2003

    Posts: 4,654

    Location: Brentwood

    I once found £500 in a club, and I Handed it in. And it turned out to be the till float. Free entry to that club for life :)