Thursday, May 10, 2007
Okay, a girl who works at one of the charity shops found a wad of cash wrapped in a note in a pocket of a pair of donated men's pajamas. She turned it into her supervisor and went back to her job and finished the last six hours of her shift.
The note said this;
"I have been saving this for quite a while. I hope whoever finds it uses it wisely." It was signed with a first name only.
The supervisor put the cash in a safe- and if after 90 days it's not claimed, he says it will automatically become a donation to the charity. The worker will receive from the charity a couple of gift certificates and a party in her honour for being such an "honest" employee.
First of all- This sweet girl has no problem with the money going to the charity- even tho she is paid only a small stipend for working at the charity shop. Everyone else seems to think that the charity should follow the letter of the law which says that items turned in and not used in a crime which are not claimed by the owner in 90 days automatically become the property of the finder.
To be perfectly honest- if it had been ME that found that chunk of change with that note worded that way- NO WAY would I have "turned it in to the office".
Now people are up in arms about the way things worked out and seems that the Little Miss may be receiving rewards from the private sector that may very well exceed the five thousand dollars she turned in.
Good for her.
I don't think that the donor had any idea that their generosity would create this much of a stir.
And I honestly wonder what they will think when they hear this story on the news. Will they come forth and claim it and clarify the meaning of their note- or will they cringe at the thought of the uproar it has caused?
Makes ya think, doesn't it?