A Moral Dilemma

Monday, November 23rd, 2009 11:50 pm
miss_s_b: Peter Falk as Columbo saying "just one more thing" (Mood: And another thing)
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Inspired by this article in the Graun. You go to pay at a parking meter and it gives you £3 too much change. What do you do?

Poll #1761 Moral Dilemma
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 13

What would you do?

Keep the three quid
10 (76.9%)

Hand it in to someone in charge of the car park or something similar
3 (23.1%)

Leave it in the machine for the next person to have a dilemma over
0 (0.0%)

Something else which I shall explain in the comments
0 (0.0%)



My own answer is the second one, and if that's not possible, the third. I would view it as theft to take the money. Yes, a small theft, with very little chance of any consequence for myself, but theft none the less. Mat says he would take the money, citing the harm principle. I can understand his argument, but it would feel wrong to me to take the money.

What do you lot think?



In other news, because I bitched at Sensei Puddin' on Friday about how my legs were killing me after Thursday's karate session, we did lots more leggy stuff tonight. Or perhaps I am investing myself with too much importance. Either way, my legs are killing me again.

Still, it's doing me good, and I am feeling the benefit when I'm NOT completely knackered. Healthiness is a good thing.

Climbing tomorrow! Yay!



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