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cooksomeeggs Tue 09-Apr-19 07:32:24

We are currently on holiday, arrived yesterday. Had to make up the beds and when I pulled the mattress up, I found an envelope with £175 in it. On the front of the envelope it had a woman's name on it.
Obviously someone has left this behind and I would have been devastated if I had lost that amount of money. My husband and I agree that if we handed it in (to the complex/police), it probably wouldn't reach the owner. Would I be unreasonable to give the money to my friend who is raising money to support a charity?

cooksomeeggs Fri 12-Apr-19 08:32:48

@Hyrana I never said it was hidden under the mattress. Have a go at reading the whole thread. It's explained there. Have a great day!
@thighofrelief101 thank god for your common sense. Have you seen hallmarks new range of "thank you to my prostitute" cards? They're right under "you're the greatest teacher range. Feel free to check it out. You might like it!

Storminateacup74 Fri 12-Apr-19 08:32:35

I once found a wallet with £250 on the bus. I almost handed it in to the bus driver but I actually thought he would probably pocket it (awful thought I know but I just didn't know if I could trust him) the wallet was a nylon star wars one so I realised was prob a teenager /man. I worked out when we got on the bus there was a bunch of foreign students getting off so I took the wallet to this language school and tracked down the owner. He wasnt very grateful when he got it back though!! I would do everything you can to find the owner but no I wouldn't hand it in to the complex without proof that they have it as very easy for them just to pocket it.

Hyrana Fri 12-Apr-19 08:22:49

Aww OP, you said hidden under the mattress then changed it to fallen down the back of the bed. Why?

pineapplebryanbrown Fri 12-Apr-19 01:27:31

Could your husband have really quickly had a quiet and discreet drug dealing prostitute at the property while you were unpacking? It's a bit creepy that he paid her using a Hallmark envelope.

RubberTreePlant Fri 12-Apr-19 01:16:19

* Obviously someone has left this behind and I would have been devastated if I had lost that amount of money. My husband and I agree that if we handed it in (to the complex/police), it probably wouldn't reach the owner. Would I be unreasonable to give the money to my friend who is raising money to support a charity?*

Right because if you had lost £175, and were devastated, you'd want the finder to make NO attempt to get it back to you whatsoever and give it to some random charity of their choice instead? hmm

Namechangeforthegamechange Fri 12-Apr-19 01:01:07

They will assume the cleaner found and kept it. If you hand it in it won’t ever get to it’s “owner”

Raspberrytruffle Fri 12-Apr-19 00:39:47

It's not your money to give, hand it in to the police or reception.

whyamievenamazeddotcom Thu 11-Apr-19 23:37:47

Hand it in and get a receipt the hotel will have details of who previously used the room it’s possible it could be few W holiday makers back.

I once had the police call me someone had handed in my purse complete with all my cash in it restored my faith I can tell you !

Sassenach85 Thu 11-Apr-19 18:51:18

Haven't read the full thread but ... has anyone mentioned birthday money?? If I get money in my birthday cards I use one of the envelopes to put the whole collection in. That envelope would likely be a hallmark envelope. It would also simply have my first name on the front as it had contained a birthday card.

NunoGoncalves Thu 11-Apr-19 18:44:49

Burn the cash

bibbitybobbityyhat Thu 11-Apr-19 16:09:01

Man, this thread is trippy confused

cooksomeeggs Thu 11-Apr-19 15:09:26

@Ginormoustrawberry 😂, thank you!! I shall check that thread out.

Y'know, you're right @EllenMP I think I might go to highest mountain I can find, hold the money in my outstretched hand and let the wind take it. Then it belongs to everyone and no one.

FoxSquadKitten Thu 11-Apr-19 14:59:47

Ha ha and it still goes on....😂 RTFT

Thanks ralfeesmum and Ellen I'm sure OP will do just that 🤣

Contraceptionismyfriend Thu 11-Apr-19 14:31:52

Oh piss of @EllenMP how has MN been invaded by these people recently. There are almost 200 comments!! Seriously!

EllenMP Thu 11-Apr-19 14:15:08

I don't know why you would say it won't get back to the owner. It sounds like you and your husband are looking for an excuse not to do the right thing. Hand it in to the property owner, who can easily contact the person in the property before you.

Ginormoustrawberry Thu 11-Apr-19 12:06:05


‘Cancel the cheque’ was reference to an old MN thread (it may even be in classics) where many many many posters didn’t RTFT - much like this one.

Glad the money is finding it’s way home.

ralfeesmum Thu 11-Apr-19 10:59:41

Hand it in and get an official receipt of some kind.

FoxSquadKitten Thu 11-Apr-19 10:51:26

Oh good, a happy ending,
everyone can stop telling OP not to take the money as it's not hers now

cooksomeeggs Thu 11-Apr-19 10:40:45

Gazelda thanks!!

Gazelda Thu 11-Apr-19 10:24:00

Great update OP. Glad the money is on its way back to its owner. Enjoy the rest of your holiday.

cooksomeeggs Thu 11-Apr-19 09:56:11

@thecatsthecats I didn't think to ask if it was for services rendered. grin

cooksomeeggs Thu 11-Apr-19 09:54:57

Would the television there look better at your house?

There isn't a TV here...

thecatsthecats Thu 11-Apr-19 09:53:43

So if you’ve pulled back the sheets and found money it means that they didn’t change those sheets it was probably a tip for the cleaning staff if they had actually cleaned the room! 🤢

Wow, I am definitely undertipping my cleaner!

Great news OP. The owners/escort/cleaner have got their gift/wages/tip at last!

cooksomeeggs Thu 11-Apr-19 09:43:41

Definitely cancel the cheque OP!

What does that mean?

Anyway, had a lovely message on fb this morning. The owners are to receive their money back as the message I posted prompted them to ring up again. Happy ending smile

Ginormoustrawberry Thu 11-Apr-19 08:24:13

Definitely cancel the cheque OP!

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