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How honest are Canberrans?

By janeycomelately 4 August 2009 42

I’d like to get an idea of how honest the average Canberran is these days. Last Friday, my lovely husband lost his wallet. We think it fell out of his pocket and since then we’ve been hoping someone would ring us about it (his contact details were inside) or post it back to us. No luck so far.

I know many other Rioters have probably had similar experiences – did your lost stuff get returned?

If you found a wallet, what would you do? Would it make a difference if it contained cash?

(And if you found a wallet over the last few days, let me know).

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Pelican Lini 10:36 pm 05 Aug 09

My teenage son once found a handbag with a wallet in it containing about $2000.
He showed it to me and it turned out it belonged to an elderly neighbour who’d withdrawn the money for some new furniture.
She was so grateful to get her bag back (which she’d not yet noticed was missing) and I was so proud of my son’s honesty and decency, as I am everyday.
Must be a lucky neighbourhood ‘cos a few years back when my job took me to Sydney for a week, I left the sliding doors at the back not just unlocked but wide open and while I got a shock when I returned, mercifully nothing had been taken.

taco 6:17 pm 05 Aug 09

smeeagain said :

Turns out that some lowlife had just tried to spend it and they had seized it from him as he didn’t know the name of the intended receiver. He then ran from the store before they could do anything further.

The time from when we left Myer until we discovered the card was missing was about 4 mins. This person must have been following us and seen him drop it to be able to go into JB and choose something and line up before us. Good on JB for being so thorough.

I’m guessing that he tried to get a refund on it, otherwise (other than him being a lowlife) I can’t think of why they would have even asked who the intended recipient was

When I was about 11 and living in Queanbeyan I had lost my wallet on the bus to school, containing $5 and my bus pass, the bus pass being the important one as it allowed free travel to and from school for the year.
Went to the depot that afternoon and it was there with my $5 intact! ($5 being my whole week’s pocket money, and thus very exciting)

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