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Should I have kept his dollar?

Asked by scars2b (111points) August 6th, 2008

A man dropped his dollar today at the bagel shop. I gave it back to him. Should I have kept his dollar?

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rockstar's avatar

No, you did the right thing.

shilolo's avatar

You did a mitzvah (since this was a bagel shop, and all). Well done.

Indy318's avatar

The dollar was merely a symbol of your humanity. I praise you for not giving into selfishness because there a million people who don’t need the dollar but would have keep it anyway. Would you have reacted differently if it were a $100 bill or his wallet? If not, then I think you know the answer to your question.

xxporkxsodaxx's avatar

Depends on how many bagels you could’ve bought.

The_Inquisitor's avatar

I probably would’ve done the same thing without thinking.

loki's avatar

sometimes I seek chances to be so noble.
Purely for selfish reasons – other times I fall into old patterns and do the opposite.

AstroChuck's avatar

Hey. I dropped a dollar at the bagel shop this morning. Maybe you’ve seen it?

shrubbery's avatar

Of course you shouldn’t have. I wouldn’t judge you if he’d already walked out and then you picked it up and kept it though. I saw a $50 note drop to the ground in the mall the other day and ran up to the person I thought had dropped it. He said no no it isn’t mine it must be that lady’s, pointing to a woman walking in front. I asked her and she said yes thankyou so much I’m very lucky that’s very nice of you etc. Now, since I didn’t actually see her drop it, I really hope she was telling the truth, but at least the man was honest enough to admit that it wasn’t his. It made me smile :)

flameboi's avatar

You did the right thing

mirza's avatar

The question is would you have done the same thing if it was a $100 bill.

mzgator's avatar

Yes. I have picked up money that was dropped and returned it. I also have picked up wallets before and returned them. One had over a thousand dollars in it. I hope that by my doing this, someone will me kind enough to do the same for me if I am ever in that situation.

shilolo's avatar

Twice when I lived in NYC, I lost my wallet. The first time, someone put it in the mail (minus the money). I got a random package and (this was during the unabomber’s heyday) was a bit freaked out. I opened it in a chemical hood only to find my wallet. The second time, I got a phone call that night. Turns out the guy who found it was the actor playing one of the lead characters in the musical RENT. I went down to the theater to pick it up from him after a show. Cool guy.

johnnyc299's avatar

You did the right thing. Karma, what comes around goes around. If you had kept the dollar you would have no luck for it.

justin5824's avatar

He is now happy!

zensky's avatar

It’s a dollar.

If I make 60 uicks an hour, and this post took me a minute to think of and write – there goes a dollar.

Did you need it?

Was it yours?

Did it make you feel good to return it and have a question for fluther (god knows they

are hard to think up)?

Win win.

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