Lost and found has it originally uploaded by Quinn Dombrowski
Last week’s poll asked what type of device you use to surf the web. I wasn’t all that surprised by the results with laptop leading and desktop taking up the second most number of votes but I have to admit I was a little impressed by the numbers utilizing tablets already. I guess it was more jealousy than anything ;-)
This week’s poll comes after reading this article in the Savage Pacer where a Savage woman wrote into the paper to thank two young men who returned a purse she lost in a local park. She seemed genuinely surprised that these people returned her things to her in the midst of her calling banks and the police about the situation.
I recently left my iPhone in the Mall of America bathroom. While I immediately noticed it wasn’t on my person and returned to the bathroom to retrieve it, it was already missing. Apparently visibly concerned as I checked my pockets once more, a gentleman entering the restroom noticed me and asked if I had lost a phone. I indicated I had and he said he found it and returned it to the information desk across the lobby. I thanked him profusely and he noted that he had his phone taken from him, and not returned, and wouldn’t allow that to happen to anyone. I tweeted something about how there really are good people left in the world. It’s clear from my experience and the one of the women in Savage above that is definitely the case.
What about you? Have you had anything lost, found by someone else and then returned to you? What do you do when you find someone’s belongings? Do you attempt to track them down yourself or would you bring it to a person of authority instead? Do you believe people are generally good and do the right thing or do you believe it’s just becoming harder and harder to find decent people anymore? Whatever you have to say about this one vote on the sidebar and then comment on below. After you do both of those things feel free to check out our expired polls in the archive or read through the previous posts about polls here.