While walking on the beach, you stumble upon 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?
Oh, I like this post 😀
Finally, something I can get excited about responding to at the Daily Prompt page.
The easiest and even fastest way to have lost jewelry or precious memento possessions returned to their rightful owners is if the finder of said article posts the discovery on his/her Facebook or Twitter feed.
Poof – done.
Oh, oh, my! I can’t believe you found this! – Yeah, well, y’know. Walking along a beach just happens to be one of my favorite pastimes. – But, I lost this 23 years ago! – Well, that’s quite amazing then, but really, no big deal. – I’m so grateful! – I’m just glad you’re happy and back together with that rarity you’ve missed all this time.
Heck, I even got all excited while watching an episode of James May’s Man Lab, where he set out to try finding his father’s lost wedding band, on a swath of England Seaside beach that they romped upon back in the 1970’s.
Now, if it’s the boatload of cash? Um, yeah, so, like, that’s an entirely DIFFERENT story. 😉
~ Mine! Finder’s Keepers, Loser’s Weepers! Ha Ha Ha! I’m rich, beotch! Hurray for me! ~
Guilt? Yes, I’m sure there would be bits and pieces of that Catholic upbringing lurking about somewhere in my mind.
Shame? Well, yes and no, depending on maybe what the money was hidden inside, how old were the bills, and even the amount of said bountiful booty discovered.
Paranoia? Most definitely. Copious amounts of glancing over my shoulder on the way back to my car, tons of rear-view mirror eyeballing on the way home, and even a likely mouse screech as I dashed inside the house – that creepy feeling of someone ready to pounce would take over.
What I’d do, I think, is to go online and pour over every possible lead to that amazing find, and mainly as a way of clearing up those excitement-robbing conscious-grinding fears. Then, I’d start searching for information on the currency’s date-of-issue numbers. I’d so hate to be accused of bank robbery!
Aw, heck … by this time in the scenario I’d likely just call the local police and … No! Dang it, I’m too poor to let this kind of windfall disappear on some technicality!
I’d contact the authorities and tell them what I found. 😦
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