Had one of those experiences that I am going to treasure for a while. Damn simple, but was very fortunate to see a pay off.
Wife and I were walking through Perth having decided we were just going walk relax and do nothing in particlar but just walk have coffee, lunch, drinks, whatever for the day... but realised that we might need an umbrella - cheap and compact. Went into one of those cheapo places (Crazy Clarkes) found what we wanted, Mrs had wandered off. Hardly anyone around.
Wife appears and said she found $10 just lying on the floor middle of an empty aisle. Immediately we both thought we should hand it in, thinking probably some young kid dropped and maybe would ask for it. But the chances were it would not be claimed and the owner or check out girl puts in the old skyrocket at the end of the day. So be it.
We asked for the manager, while waiting I paid for the umbrella. Manager arrives my wife handed the $10 explaining what had happened, a dad with a young girl overheard us. He said "there is your $10". The little girl (5 or 6) still with the most distraught look on her face - like she had lost a friend, her little carry bag was wide open obviously from searching. Wow. We were so pleased we had bothered with returning the $10. We left, not waiting for any thanks, as the dad was busy explaining to the little girl that the money was hers.
I doubt we could ever have had $10 make us feel so happy and rewarding as returning that $10 to the little girl.
What a payoff it was.
(I just had to share the story with you - in case you ever question "is it worth the bother").