So I like to think I have good manners.
I am a big fan of please and thank you's.
I will hold the door open for strangers.
Smile at people when walking down the street.
I am the master at writing Thank You notes.
Nothing over the top...just common courtesy stuff.
Well last night while perusing my newest copy of Real Simple (fave magazine BTW!) I came across their etiquette question of the month.
Usually I pass with flying colors and agree with the answers given, but this time not so much.
The question asked what you should do if you find $40 cash on the floor of a restaurant?
Woo hoo! It's my lucky day!
Finders keepers, losers weepers right?!
Apparently the "proper" way to handle this situation is to leave your contact information with the restaurant manager so you can attempt to return the money to it's rightful owner.
I mean, I would pick it up, look around, make a half assed attempt at seeing who may have dropped it, but after that it's mine. I suppose if it was A LOT of money sure I would turn it in, but for $40? Come on. If I was the one who dropped it, I'd be pissed and chalk it up as a loss. I wouldn't be calling around trying to find my lost cash.
But maybe that's just me and my apparently bad manners.
What would you do?