Bad: No more Mr. Niceguy, or Nicegal...

Bad: No more Mr. Niceguy, or Nicegal...

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    Bad: No more Mr. Niceguy, or Nicegal...

    So, a good Samaritan finds an Iphone that was dropped in a convenience store. She calls the owners to return it... And gets a beating for doing the right thing... Lovely... Just lovely.

    It really stinks when the world won't let you do the right thing.

    Is the only reasonable defense today to stay at home to ourselves? Never do a kind thing, like help someone with car trouble, or return lost property? It's getting downright depressing "out there."

    You can't return the Iphone with your gun in your hand... "Here's your phone. Where's my reward?" (that'd make you a criminal)

    Sigh....

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    Moral of the story is....................Mind Your Own Business.
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    she did the right thing just to the wrong people...should be easy to find them, IPhones are not throw-away’s so there has to be an account

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    One commenter mentioned that they never return things to individuals, but will tell the person that they are taking it to the police station and that they can pick it up there. That's a pretty good idea, even though it may be even more work.

    It is a shame what society has become.
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    Found a phone once while jogging next to the road.............picked it up and delivered it to the local PD.............they asked all kinds of questions about where I got it from......my lesson learned.

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    Ah, do-gooders. You almost have to feel sorry for them.

    Reminds me of an episode of Futurama where the crew had the mission of delivering some iffy cargo to a dangerous planet. Fry said, "Why don't we just throw it in a ditch and say we delivered it?" Bender, the robot, followed with, "Why don't we just leave it on the dock and say we threw it in a ditch?"

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    Should not keep you for doing a good deed.
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    If you feel the need to do a good deed, turn it in to the local PD. They'll ask questions, but then take it from there.
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    How about a text message to the owner: "Found your phone. Leaving it taped to the underside of the bench at the corner of 9th and Main."

    I agree that stories like this should not preclude one from performing good deeds when able.
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    Man,
    I just glad I live where I do; Florence, SC!

    A few years ago, my phone fell off my belt clip while I was getting into my car. When I got home I had a message that someone found it. I called my wife & she went to pick it up.

    A lot of people talk trash about the south. But, I would put up the friendliness & hospitality I experience here up against ANY other place on the planet.

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    You sent your wife to meet persons unknown?

    I have no further comment. That says it all.
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    My wife dropped her iphone while we were in Disneyworld. I was the last one she had called, so they called me back. She had not realized she dropped it, we headed back and met up with them to get it back.

    It would have ruined her trip, a lot of our pictures were on there, they cost a lot, and it made us all feel better that someone did the right thing and my wife got her phone/life back. We were verrrry gratefull.

    I will not cease to do what is right because there are stupid people out there, and I would hope that those around me would feel the same. Will I take precautions when meeting strange people? Of course, but I still try to live by the golden rule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moops View Post
    How about a text message to the owner: "Found your phone. Leaving it taped to the underside of the bench at the corner of 9th and Main."

    I agree that stories like this should not preclude one from performing good deeds when able.
    So... You'd send a text message to the owner's phone? The one you found? I'm confused.
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    So, a good Samaritan finds an Iphone that was dropped in a convenience store. She calls the owners to return it... And gets a beating for doing the right thing.
    It's a commendable attitude to have a desire to see a marked/labeled item returned to the rightful owner. Though, there's nothing saying that a given person personally be the one to do the handing over of the item. Far safer to simply have the store staff (or police) make contact.

    On the couple of occasions I have found such an item, I brought it to the attention of the shop staff and assumed they'd take it from there. Of course there wasn't any guarantee the items got back to the owners, but there certainly wasn't any absolute requirement that I personally had to be the one handing over the items.

    IMO, the rightful owner's objective isn't the only objective in such a situation: the security and safety of everyone involved is just as important, too. Win/win ... without safety being compromised through blind trust.
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    "No good deed goes unpunished!"
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