Okay, so today’s post is something totally different. We’re going to play, “What would you do?”
Clarke came home early for the holiday weekend. As he walked in the door the phone was ringing. I answered it and it was the local taxi company. The man on the phone said he had Clarke’s wallet and told me where we could pick it up. Clarke went back to the train station and retrieved his wallet. Later tonight I asked if he’d tipped the man when he picked it up… in essence giving him a finder’s reward. Clarke said the man hadn’t actually found the wallet; a third person had turned it in. Had the man been the one to find the wallet, he would have given him a reward, he says.
“But the taxi man still could have kept it and not called you,” I said. I thought he deserved a reward, or at least the offer of one. Taxi man could have refused if he felt that doing the right thing was its own reward.
I think that it’s nice to acknowledge that not only did the man did a nice and honest thing, but he also saved Clarke time and money by rescuing his wallet, credit cards, and cash.
What do you think? Would you have actually offered a reward when you picked up the wallet? Remember, the man Clarke picked the wallet up from was NOT the man who actually found it and turned it in, just the one who made the call.