Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Two for the price of one?

Hypothetical question, sorta.

Say you order something from a store, just one of something, that costs about $50. And they already have it boxed up when you arrive to pick it up. You pay for it and go home. When you open the box, you find that there are two somethings in your box. You check your receipt... and yeah, you only paid for one. What do you do? Do you say something? Do you take the extra one back? Do you keep your mouth shut and consider yourself luck?

My last year in college, I wrote a psychology experiment that was titled: Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers. In the experiment, the participants found something on the ground (unlabeled envelope full of money, labeled envelope full of money, a wallet, or a gold and diamond bracelet) and they would need to decide what to do with the found object. I thought it was an amazing experiment (as did my professor if I don't say so myself).

But now... I feel like **I'm the one** in the psychology experiment...

Moral dilemmas? Ethical biases? Hmmm.....


2 comments:

My Army Brats and Me said...

Hmmmm is right. I so think I would return. When you are faced with life or death it really keeps you on the fine path. I bet the experiment was super interesting. Wonder what the others think?

disabledveterangoarmy said...

Return it, I was at my local bank drivethru & talking to the teller while she counted my money, when I got back home she had put too much money in the envelope, my dad said not to make a special trip back to town but I did, I told my dad it was his fault, he looked puzzeled & I said you raised me to be a good person if you wanted me to be a scumbag you should have raised me that way.

well just food for thought

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