Recently, an elderly friend lost a bracelet in Thrifty’s Parksville store. She is heartbroken. That got me to reflect that generally speaking, we as a society have a ‘finder’s keepers’ mindset instead of thinking about the person who lost an item.
By a certain age many, if not most, of us have lost material items that were either of monetary or sentimental value, with little hope a finder would be honest and care enough to make inquiries.
Your friends may say, “Don’t be stupid. You found it, it’s yours.” I would respond, “Wouldn’t you like to get back what you lost?”
Let’s change our society one good deed at a time.