While walking on the beach you stumble on a valuable object buried in the sand — say, a piece of jewelry or an envelope full of cash. What do you do with it? Under what circumstances would you keep it?
Current situation – if I find a piece of expensive jewelry that someone lost I wouldn’t care and just take it and try and sell it at a pawn shop and get the money for it. No excuses. I would totally do that now when usually I would just take it to the nearest police station or if I am in a complex or an office I would take it to the administration office and hand it over. Yes I need money and I would do that now but I may not sell it if my circumstances improve. That’s what I would usually do and I have done so in the past; I remember finding a gold chain while in a small shopping complex and handing it over to the admin manager. I was 25.
The same will stand true for a wad of cash. Suppose I were to stumble upon an envelope filled with cash – at this moment, I will keep it and spend it for myself. Because I am short of cash and am struggling. Earlier I would not have done so and would be willing to go to a police station and hand it over and have them fill a report. Same if I were in a public building or an office, I would have given it to the management but I won’t do that now.
So unless my circumstances improve you should hope, that if you do lose some cash or some jewellery, that I don’t find it cause I will be keeping it.
Prompt from the Daily Post at WordPress.com.