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To think that a thank you would have been nice?

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AntdamnTheDM Tue 15-Sep-09 15:47:48

Was on the way down to pick up DS from school. Passed a small cul de sac, large house on corner of it, no other houses in road.

On pavement beside the gate was what looked like a phone. So I went in closer (nosey)

It turns out to be an iPhone, just lying on the pavement.

I pick it up, go up to the house and knock on the door. Lady in her 30s opens, and i say to her "I've just found this phone at your gate"

She takes the phone off me saying "I've been looking for this for about two hours"

She then turns round and promptly shuts the door in my face. shock And I'm left there feeling like a tit.

Would it have killed her to say thank you??

VeryAngryGusset Tue 15-Sep-09 15:51:58

I hope she loses it again - for good. What a nasty woman.

thrifty Tue 15-Sep-09 15:52:51

some people are just sooo ungrateful.

randomtask Tue 15-Sep-09 15:55:07

Just make sure next time you gently kick it into a near by bush/drain. grin

RubyrubyrubyRevel Tue 15-Sep-09 15:57:13

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bibbitybobbityhat Tue 15-Sep-09 15:57:17

Put a note through her door saying "A thank you would have been nice, I could have just taken your iphone."

Then at least she'll hopefully feel a bit blush.

StayFrosty Tue 15-Sep-09 15:57:23

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roneef Tue 15-Sep-09 16:00:03

Rude, rude, rude

LovelyTinOfSpam Tue 15-Sep-09 16:10:59

fukin hell appalling behavior.

unless of course... do you look like a member of the criminal underclass ant? yes that's probably what did it grin

RnB Tue 15-Sep-09 16:13:06

That is so rude! I hope she drops it in the toilet

SmallScrewCap Tue 15-Sep-09 16:20:36

<dons tartan hat, puffs on pipe>

Maybe it wasn't really her iPhone?

AntdamnTheDM Tue 15-Sep-09 16:21:15

It was rude wasn't it?
It would have taken two seconds to say thank you to me.
I could have taken it to the police station instead, then she would have had the kerfuffle of having to go there and claim it. Oh well. I did feel like going back to her door on the way back up, but would probably have been left feelin like a bigger tit.

I was wearing a baseball cap (it was pissin it down) so she may well have thought I was a yob grin

abra1d Tue 15-Sep-09 16:21:49

I wish someone nice and honest like you had found my lost mobile last week.

AntdamnTheDM Tue 15-Sep-09 16:25:00

Oh smallscrew - I hadn't thought of that. She seemed to recognise it as her own. Plus there are no other houses on her street. I imagine the only way it could have got there was by someone who lives in the house dropping it on their way in the gate.

SmallScrewCap Tue 15-Sep-09 16:28:52

Don't worry, it probably was hers - just trying to think of a reason why someone would be so dismissive.

AntdamnTheDM Tue 15-Sep-09 16:31:05

I'm quite lucky for finding things. So far this summer, have found about 6 phones, 2 sets of car keys, a hotel key, a purse(with money in it) and a laptop(on the bus)

If its not immediately obvious where the item belongs, I take them to the police station.

That is how I was brought up. I was also brought up to say thank you to people who do something nice for you!!

DP was telling me a story about his mate at work. His mate was in a restaurant with his wife, he sees a wallet on the pavement outside. He wants to get it and hand it into police, his wife says no, just leave it hmm After 10mins, a girl comes down the road, picks up the wallet opens it and removes the money and stuffs it in her pocket shock
He leaves the restaurant, chases her up the road and takes her to the police station.
The wallet had about 400Euro in it!!

AntdamnTheDM Tue 15-Sep-09 16:32:13

Smallscrew - I reckon she is just a rude twat, no reason for it. smile

LovelyTinOfSpam Tue 15-Sep-09 16:32:14

you should have doffed your cap and tugged your forelock for the lady in the big house, maybe she would have given you a tanner for your troubles.

AntdamnTheDM Tue 15-Sep-09 16:33:40


ohnelly Tue 15-Sep-09 20:45:24

I would have knocked on the door again and when they open it say 'dont mention it' then walk off. How bloody rude angry

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