Saturday, 17 April 2010
I don't know why it keeps happening to me but it does. I keep finding money by accident in various locations and I have to say I don't really know what to do with it. I know most people would just take the money and be done with it but for some reason I always seem to have a problem with taking money which I feel was someone else’s. It's the kind of thing annoying people write in to news papers about as big ethical issues when there are far more horrendous issues to be worrying about in the world. I therefore usually like to try and make it someone else’s problem so I don't have to worry about it. About 6 months ago I found £10 lying on the ground, I didn't know what to do with it and so I left it in my wallet until it got drunkenly spent. The biggest find came next when I found £50 in an abandoned cash machine, I had AS with me at the time so I pointed it out to her and with that my moral dilemma disappeared. Then today I found £5 lying on the ground in the park so I went and bought books from a charity shop with it. I'm annoyed at myself for thinking about it. Look at this for some interesting comments; http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/blog/2009/feb/27/found-money-dilemma.