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Madamec8  (Level: 79.5 - Posts: 890)
Tue, 8th Sep '09 6:01 AM


Last Friday I shopped at Costco and was in a hurry, I left my purse in the shopping cart when I parked it. I discovered it when I got home about 20 minutes later. My heart sank. My brother showed up about then and took me to the store. I told the guy at the entry about it and he said, yes, a purse had been returned. I went to the main office, gave them my name, and there it was, everything intact. I was so grateful to the person who returned it, and I commented to the man in the office that I think most people were honorable and would have returned it. He looked away and said, 'I would like to think that'.

So ... anyone here have had such good fortune ... and do you think most people would have returned it?

Surreyman  (Level: 257.4 - Posts: 2766)
Tue, 8th Sep '09 6:07 AM

I wouldn't have!

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 8th Sep '09 6:20 AM

While driving by Albertson's grocery store in Hurst, TX in the late 80s, I saw a young man running across the parking lot with a woman's purse, pursued by 2 men in Albertson's uniforms.

There was hardly any traffic, and I acted immediately and put my car to block the runner at the parking lot entrance, trying to slow him down so the employees could catch him. He ran around my car and down the sidewalk, and I followed him in my lane. I had a teenager from church in my car and she started writing a description of the guy. Sadly, this was before the day of cellphones so we couldn't call police.

A car cut me off and the guy jumped into it and they took off. I tried to follow as far as I could, but they began to speed through a neighborhood and my pursuit obviously was creating danger to anyone in the neighborhood or to any other traffic - and I didn't want to endanger my passenger, either.

We returned to the Albertson's, where the police had shown up and gave them the description of the guy, the car, and the license tag. I never heard any more about it.

Yes - there are people who will do the right thing and try to stop the wrong thing.

I'm so glad that the right kind of person found your purse. I'd like to think the majority of people would.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 8th Sep '09 6:22 AM

(PS - that teenager in my car became a police woman!)

Bobolicios  (Level: 116.8 - Posts: 1745)
Tue, 8th Sep '09 12:28 PM

I got off work one night after laboring hard as a server. I didn't earn a lot that night about 1 year or so ago. I went to the Harris Teeter store (a local chain) I bought a newspaper at the customer service desk. I went about 10 or so miles down the road got out to get gas. I noticed a 20 dollar bill missing, I called the store and the employee said they had just found the 20 dollar bill, I went back and picked it up. I was like Wow! How honest is that, I can see a purse but actual loose money. Of course when I called I never expected them to say they found it. Must have known how bad I needed it.

Leaston  (Level: 42.6 - Posts: 839)
Tue, 8th Sep '09 3:40 PM

I think that is great Colleen! I like to think that there are still good people out there,and what happened to you,just proves it.

Tuzilla  (Level: 131.3 - Posts: 3769)
Tue, 8th Sep '09 4:03 PM

I have been on the other end of this situation twice. Once my son picked up a stray purse in a cart sitting next to us where we parked our car. He was about 12 at the time. I explained to him how to look for identification, which we found along with well over $1000 and airplane tickets. Apparently the person was preparing to leave for Florida from Michigan. We went into the store, explained the situation, gave them our information and took the purse home. He received a call a couple hours later from an elderly lady who owned the purse. She came over to retrieve it, and was just so happy to be getting it back. She offered my son a $20 reward for his honesty. He didn't want to take it, but I had told him to take one if she offered because it would make her feel good at the end of the event. It was a good overall lesson.

The second time, not long after that, my son and I stopped at the say store. As we walked toward the store a shopping cart came rolling out into the aisle and down toward us...the lot has a bit of a slope to it. My son said it looks like something is in it. I said I thought so, too. I stopped it as it rolled up to us. There, indeed, was a purse. I turned around and kept going toward the store. I could see the lady who owned the purse shuffling bags in the back of her car. As we approached, she stood up and I asked her if she needed a cart. She said, "No, I am finished shopping." I then asked her if she would like the purse in this one? It took a second, but when she realized what had happened, it took a construction crane to pull her jaw up off the ground. She was so happy an honesty couple of guys had caught her carelessness. I just said keep a better eye on your cart as we head on into the store.

Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Tue, 8th Sep '09 4:12 PM

Too many times. As a matter of fact, because of honest people I think I may have developed a caviler attitude that whatever is missing will surface.My brother gets upset that I'm so trustworthy. Once a guy walked a few extra blocks to return my wallet and wouldn't accept a reward.
It's really great when we see each other as caring human beings. It makes the world a better place to live in.

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