What? He examined it with a perplexed look, then dove under again. This time he came up with a few dollar bills. He repeated this process a couple of more times until he eventually held over twenty dollars. The dive stick was long forgotten.
Chaco was about 7 years old at the time, and we were once again spending a hot summer day at the pool. Given the amount of cash he'd found on his treasure dive, we decided to turn it in at the club house. Just as he was bringing the dripping bills to the cashier, a man was there inquiring if anyone had found about 20 bucks.
The man was quite happy to see his money. He realized too late that he'd left it in the pocket of his swim trunks and didn't really expect to see it again. He let Chaco keep some of it, as "reward".
I come across a lot of lost items during dog walks, fun runs, bike rides... I've got a rather handy fine quality knife that I just today used to
During my stints working in hotels, all kinds of interesting things were left behind. The one most prominent in my memory was an actual wooden totem pole, longer than the bed. It was left in the room, it's "feet" dangling off the foot of the bed. The housekeepers refused to clean the room, certain that there was some sort of curse left on it.
The Friday before Thanksgiving break, a nice black jacket was lying next to the walking path as I headed home from the crosswalk. I'm pretty sure it belongs to one of the high schoolers that walks to and from school that way.
I didn't want to just leave it there. It was in pretty good shape and there wouldn't be any school traffic for over a week. It spent Thanksgiving break with us.
Last night, I put it back out on the path in a place where it could be seen, hopefully, by its owner walking to school. It was still there this morning. I left it. It was still there this afternoon. RATS!
I guess I'll leave it, and if it's still there tomorrow I'll ask Wolfgang to take it to the high school lost and found.
As for my new hat, I've had good reason to wear it on a few occassions to ward off the chill. It's OH so warm and comfy! No one has tried to claim it from me. Plus, the kids, parents, and motorists in general all seem to like it too.
This one's a finders keepers!
What's something you regret losing?
The most interesting thing you've found?