I was walking through the parking garage in my office building, and there it was. There was no one else around, and from about 25 yards away I could see something on the ground. "That looks like money," I thought to myself. I slowed down just enough to pick it up, and sure enough, it was a twenty dollar bill!
I stuck it in my pocket, pleased at my good fortune. I wondered, however, if there was a proper action to take at that time. Should I have gone to the building security desk and reported the find? How realistic is it that the person who lost it will report to them, inquiring about any good samaritans? If not, will they return the $20 to me, or keep it for themselves?
No, I just kept it. I'll probably pay for brunch on Sunday with my newfound riches.