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Lakewood
04-15-2009, 05:26 PM
Cruising throught the d town Disney parking lot, I noticed a phone on a cars decklid. Looked around no one was near or in the car, I took the phone to City Hall at D Land where I returned it. The CM gave me and the GF "honorary citizen" badges in exchange. Good thing for them it wasn't and I Phone.... I may have had to claim "finders keepers, loosers weepers" on it....

In conclusion, the "honorary citizen" badge doesn't get you squat, no hello, no extra tortillas,....

avalon451
04-15-2009, 05:38 PM
Well, I'm sure the owner was very grateful, whoever it was.

As dear ol' grandma used to say, "Virtue is its own reward." ;)

mechurchlady
04-15-2009, 05:47 PM
Actually you could have put in a claim of some sort and if the owner was not found the you could ask to keep the phone. It is illegal to keep found items from what I remember.

Only the birthday badge gets you free stuff or special treatment an they are free at City Hall and other locations. they do not even ask for proof.

Disney Dreams
04-15-2009, 05:59 PM
I think you are supposed to receive the good feeling of doing the right thing and the knowledge that someone out there may get their phone back thanks to you.

Way to go for doing what you would hope others would do if you lost your phone! :wizard:

DizNee Luver
04-15-2009, 06:16 PM
Good for you for turning the phone in......knowing you did the right thing should be reward enough.
I'm sure the owner is greatful!!

prettyprincessbelle
04-15-2009, 06:26 PM
I agree with the PP, that should be a reward in itself.

Over the weekend DBF's Dad lost his phone. We went to City Hall, then the Lost and Found the following day and someone had turned it in. His Dad didn't even want to go look because he figured nobody would be kind enough to turn it in. You never know. If I lost something I'd want someone to return it, so if I find something of someone's I'll return it. Good karma.

teatime
04-15-2009, 06:30 PM
Cruising throught the d town Disney parking lot, I noticed a phone on a cars decklid. Looked around no one was near or in the car, I took the phone to City Hall at D Land where I returned it. The CM gave me and the GF "honorary citizen" badges in exchange. Good thing for them it wasn't and I Phone.... I may have had to claim "finders keepers, loosers weepers" on it....

In conclusion, the "honorary citizen" badge doesn't get you squat, no hello, no extra tortillas,....

We do not do the right thing for gifts. it comes from the heart not the hand. I would be very grateful if my phone was returned. I have done many a good deed and not expected a " gift " in its place.And finders keepers? I hope thats a joke, especially if the shoe was on your foot and you lost something of value.

FourM's
04-15-2009, 06:35 PM
Thank you! This coming from someone who lost a credit card while in Disneyland and some honest person found it and turned it into lost and found. It really would have ruined our vacation if that had been stolen. It is always appreciated when someone does the right thing!

DisneySuiteFreak
04-15-2009, 06:36 PM
We do not do the right thing for gifts. it comes from the heart not the hand. I would be very grateful if my phone was returned. I have done many a good deed and not expected a " gift " in its place.
I agree w/ teatime on this. Plus it's Karma -- what goes around comes around. You did a good deed. The feeling you get out of doing the right thing, and knowing that you probably saved someone from a lot of potential stress and heartache is the reward.

Albort
04-15-2009, 06:40 PM
I agree w/ teatime on this. Plus it's Karma -- what goes around comes around. You did a good deed. The feeling you get out of doing the right thing, and knowing that you probably saved someone from a lot of potential stress and heartache is the reward.

amen to that. one day when you lose your phone, you will find it at Lost and Found!!!! :D

kjd469
04-15-2009, 06:48 PM
I'm kind of curious as to what you felt was a worthy "reward" for handing in an item that wasn't yours? I don't feel it was Disney's job to reward you, and the owner of the phone would not have known it was you who returned it, so really, what did you expect - did you only return the phone hoping to receive accolades about your honesty?

Just sleep well knowing that you are an honest person... and would you really enjoy using an iPhone that was not yours??

Dizneydaz
04-15-2009, 06:57 PM
Thank you for doing the right thing and turning in the phone. Several years ago my DM lost her phone at DLR and someone who did the right thing turned it in. :goodvibes

When I find something at DLR I too turn it in, last year I found several tickets on several different visits to DCA. I turned them into L&F, just in case the people who lost them thought to check there.

FYI-put your name and phone number on your tix-then someone could call you if found.

maberlyne
04-15-2009, 07:02 PM
FYI-put your name and phone number on your tix-then someone could call you if found.

What a good idea! My bf and I always find tickets on the ground. We always try to turn them in, or at least pick them up off the ground and put them somewhere visible (sometimes they're just 1 day passes or whatever) in case someone doubles back.

My mom lost her whole checkbook this last December. Even worse was the fact that she had her whole Christmas list (including what she had bought, etc.) in there. She was amazed when she got the whole thing back, intact, a few weeks later! Thank goodness that person was nice enough to do that.

Huff
04-15-2009, 07:54 PM
I musta dropped my phone somewhere in Disneyland in Febuary. Next morning I stopped by the lost and found outside California Adventure and they had it. Its an expensive Palm Treo smartphone so kudo's to whomever found it and turned it in!! Thanks!!

bonofreak
04-15-2009, 08:57 PM
It's always better to do the right thing. :thumbsup2

I have always turned in things I have found, told clerks when they have given me too much change, and rescued and returned many a stray dog. Not once have I received a monetary reward, but it still feels good! :cool1:

Unfortunatley, last Halloween, my DH and I took two of our grandsons out for the day, we went for pizza and to a Halloween festival, I took zillions of pictures on my 3 month old camera. You guessed it...somehow, on the way from the festival to the van, I lost my camera. With all of those precious pictures on it. And no one turned it in. :scared1: I called and called for a month. And this was DAYS before we were leaving for my dream vacation to England and Scotland! :sad1:

But even that does not discourage me from doing the right thing. I'm sure the person who took my camera and erased all the pictures of my grandchildren did not bat an eye. :sad1::sad1::sad1: But what goes anround comes around! :lovestruc

bumbershoot
04-15-2009, 09:06 PM
Yay! That was very nice of you!

I was astonished during one of our trips...I guess I set my camera down, along with park map and entertainment times guide, while looking at hats at the store near the teacups (both hat shops in DL have almost the same name, very frustrating). I went back to the fam at Dumbo, realized, went running back, it was gone...someone noticed my plight and urged me to talk to the CMs, finally I did, and in the minute I was gone, someone had turned it in and the CMs had put it in the back. It was so wonderful.

So thank you from someone who has benefited from the kindness of strangers.:goodvibes

Leofoenget
04-15-2009, 09:11 PM
Cruising throught the d town Disney parking lot, I noticed a phone on a cars decklid. Looked around no one was near or in the car, I took the phone to City Hall at D Land where I returned it. The CM gave me and the GF "honorary citizen" badges in exchange. Good thing for them it wasn't and I Phone.... I may have had to claim "finders keepers, loosers weepers" on it....

In conclusion, the "honorary citizen" badge doesn't get you squat, no hello, no extra tortillas,....

so you only do good deeds if there is something "in it for you?" What goes around comes around. Maybe the next time you drop somthing some nice person will return it to you.

Once one of my employees forgot to close the tailgate on our pick up and a leaf blower fell out. We all thought it was stollen and replaced it. Next week we did the yard again, and up drives an elderly couple with the leaf blower who said. "we saw this fall off your truck last week, and kept it for you." and returned it. YOu have no idea how happy we were. they could have kept it but they returned it. I think we mowed their lawn for free or something. Next time someone looses something I Pay it forward and turn it in and the beat goes on hopefully. :hippie:

dvschem
04-15-2009, 09:16 PM
Handing it back was the "Disney" thing to do.:goodvibes

Just think - when the phone is returned the owner may be moved to do a good turn for someone else - and they may just pay it forward too - and the next person - and the next ..... Before you know it, you doing one good turn might just become 10 or 100 good turns!

kiwitravel
04-15-2009, 10:37 PM
My daughter found a CM pass and handed it in and got the "Honorary Citizen" badge as well. Unfortunately that same trip she lost her "designer" cap but no-one handed that in so she is still waiting for her karma...

fairycat
04-15-2009, 11:08 PM
I have lost a lot of stuff and found a lot of stuff, while I have not always found my things, I still feel better to always turn things in, I rarely get anything tangible in return but feel I get something from knowing that the person who lost the item gets the happy feeling of finding their item and knowing people are basically good instead of that crummy feeling you get when nothing ever turns up.

This weekend I was at an event and found a $150 mug I could have kept but didn't, I turned it it and it turns out it was a girl I work with mugs. I would have felt really terrible to have kept that, even though it was really nice I never thought to keep it.

ACDSNY
04-15-2009, 11:48 PM
Thank you! This coming from someone who lost a credit card while in Disneyland and some honest person found it and turned it into lost and found. It really would have ruined our vacation if that had been stolen. It is always appreciated when someone does the right thing!

Another Thank You from someone who left her purse in a resturant and a nice gentlemen sitting next to us turned it into the cashier! It was during a trip with 25 family members and all our info was in it. It's always best to do the right thing!

phamton
04-16-2009, 12:45 AM
Actually you could have put in a claim of some sort and if the owner was not found the you could ask to keep the phone.

You can ask to put a claim on some items but not on cellphones.

It is illegal to keep found items from what I remember.



Probably not illegal but unethical. If you leave the park with someone else's phone, that would be theft. You did the right thing by turning it in. I'm sure you felt good about that and hopefully the favor will be returned to you.

mechurchlady
04-16-2009, 01:08 AM
You can ask to put a claim on some items but not on cellphones.



Probably not illegal but unethical. If you leave the park with someone else's phone, that would be theft. You did the right thing by turning it in. I'm sure you felt good about that and hopefully the favor will be returned to you.
thank you as I knew you could claim some stuff but not what.:thumbsup2

hentob
04-16-2009, 06:33 AM
....where I returned it. The CM gave me and the GF "honorary citizen" badges in exchange.


To which you should have said "Oh my gosh! Why on earth would I get a badge for doing what is right? No thank you! I would be embarrassed to receive a badge for returning something that is not mine":thumbsup2

mechurchlady
04-16-2009, 06:56 AM
You can ask to put a claim on some items but not on cellphones.



Probably not illegal but unethical. If you leave the park with someone else's phone, that would be theft. You did the right thing by turning it in. I'm sure you felt good about that and hopefully the favor will be returned to you.
http://www.animallaw.info/statutes/stuscacivil_2080_2082.htm#s2080
That is for the state of California. Basically if you save/rescue a domestic animal or take possession of an item that you find then you may have certain obligations like notifying the owner if known and if not reporting the item to the authorities if over $100. I am not a lawyer and will await for one.

2080. Duties of finder

Any person who finds a thing lost is not bound to take charge of it, unless the person is otherwise required to do so by contract or law, but when the person does take charge of it he or she is thenceforward a depositary for the owner, with the rights and obligations of a depositary for hire. Any person or any public or private entity that finds and takes possession of any money, goods, things in action, or other personal property, or saves any domestic animal from harm, neglect, drowning, or starvation, shall, within a reasonable time, inform the owner, if known, and make restitution without compensation, except a reasonable charge for saving and taking care of the property. Any person who takes possession of a live domestic animal shall provide for humane treatment of the animal.

CREDIT(S)

(Added by Stats.1967, c. 1512, p. 3601, 3. Amended by Stats.1998, c. 752 (S.B.1785), 9.)

2080.1. Delivery to police or sheriff; affidavit; charges

(a) If the owner is unknown or has not claimed the property, the person saving or finding the property shall, if the property is of the value of one hundred dollars ($100) or more, within a reasonable time turn the property over to the police department of the city or city and county, if found therein, or to the sheriff's department of the county if found outside of city limits, and shall make an affidavit, stating when and where he or she found or saved the property, particularly describing it. If the property was saved, the affidavit shall state:

(1) From what and how it was saved.

(2) Whether the owner of the property is known to the affiant.

(3) That the affiant has not secreted, withheld, or disposed of any part of the property.

(b) The police department or the sheriff's department shall notify the owner, if his or her identity is reasonably ascertainable, that it possesses the property and where it may be claimed. The police department or sheriff's department may require payment by the owner of a reasonable charge to defray costs of storage and care of the property.
http://www.animallaw.info/articles/ovuslostdogpropertystatutes.htm
The rest of the states that they list.

Shadow Dancer
04-16-2009, 07:37 AM
What did you want? A parade in your honor?

You performed a good deed and the warm and fuzzy feeling in your heart should be enough.

It was not Disney's phone - why should they reward you for turning it in?:confused3

sanibelsettler
04-16-2009, 08:05 AM
Oh my goodness. What on earth did you expect?

Judy from Boise
04-16-2009, 09:19 AM
My DD got an Iphone for Christmas of 07, she confessed to me much later that in the first week back to school she left it in the girls bathroom. We are so lucky someone turned it into the office!

your a good man Charlie Brown!

Judy from Boise
04-16-2009, 09:20 AM
My DD got an Iphone for Christmas of 07, she confessed to me much later that in the first week back to school she left it in the girls bathroom. We are so lucky someone turned it into the office!

your a good man Charlie Brown!

Lakewood
04-16-2009, 10:35 AM
Oh my goodness. What on earth did you expect?


The jist of the post was the the honorary citizen badges don't get you anything... Heck, I could lie and say its my b day, get a badge and have people bend over backwards for me...

sanibelsettler
04-16-2009, 10:55 AM
The jist of the post was the the honorary citizen badges don't get you anything... Heck, I could lie and say its my b day, get a badge and have people bend over backwards for me...

Why the heck should you get something for not keeping something that wasn't yours to begin with. In other words reward me for not stealing. That is one screwed up moral boundary.

diavolobella
04-16-2009, 11:27 AM
Why the heck should you get something for not keeping something that wasn't yours to begin with. In other words reward me for not stealing. That is one screwed up moral boundary.

Exactly. The original post didn't sound like it was intended to simply impart the knowledge that the badge has no value if anyone was wondering about that, it sounded like you are annoyed you weren't rewarded. The I phone comment make have been a joke (I sure hope so), but it didn't help...

50sjayne
04-16-2009, 12:45 PM
My husband lost his cell phone our first day at Disneyland. We had been driving all night and he was really tired. We realized it standing by the speakers waiting for Fantasmic. he was so dejected. I had utmost confidence he would get it back the next day and sure enough, first thing in the morning, someone had turned it in to lost and found. :banana: That trip I also found someones drivers liscense in our HOJO safe, kind of hidden on its side, I turned it in to the front desk, and at our hotel in Sacramento husband found a wallet outside our room and we ran it right up to the front desk. Karma.

pixiewings71
04-16-2009, 12:58 PM
We turn in what we find, whether at DL or elsewhere. Why? Because it is our hope that others would turn in something we might lose or misplace. For example, we found a phone while at the dog park, picked it up and called the contact labeled "Mom", Mom called her daughter and her daughter called us. Made arrangements to pick up the phone and she did. We got no more than a very heartfelt Thank You and you know what? That was more than fine. In our phones we have our ICE contacts and we also have "Home" programmed so people know who to call if we misplace our phones.
On our DL trip in Jan DBF left his pin book at the table when we finished eating at the French Market, realized it as we went into the pin shop around the corner and RAN back, he did not see it but the nice couple at the table behind us had turned it in to a CM and we were able to get it right back! That was amazing, we offered the man some $$ but he refused. :) In 08 (can't remember the exact trip as we took a lot that year) my DD9's (then 8) backpack was left on a shelf by a register, someone picked it up and walked away with it. She had her wallet with money, Disney Dollars, an ID and a few pins in it along with her autograph book, she did NOT get it back and yes, we filled out a lost & found report. She also lost her hat on the same trip, didn't get that back either. :( So we've had it happen both ways. We will continue to turn in items we find and hope that others would do the same for us. It's also a good teaching moment for the kids.

Lakewood, I have had honorary citizen badges gifted to me by CMs seeing me do the right thing. Not only does it feel good to wear that badge all day but you do get recognition. No, not with free items but CMs and others ask what you did, you tell your story and you get their Thanks on top of the Thanks that you know the person who lost the item is giving you mentally. It's an all around good feeling and that is the best kind of reward.

pycees312
04-16-2009, 01:17 PM
Cruising throught the d town Disney parking lot, I noticed a phone on a cars decklid. Looked around no one was near or in the car, I took the phone to City Hall at D Land where I returned it. The CM gave me and the GF "honorary citizen" badges in exchange. Good thing for them it wasn't and I Phone.... I may have had to claim "finders keepers, loosers weepers" on it....

In conclusion, the "honorary citizen" badge doesn't get you squat, no hello, no extra tortillas,....

well luckily my iphone( and most) has a GPS ipone finder/ tracker... i would be on the thief asap.
Although i think the OP was just joking guys....:confused3

S. C.
04-16-2009, 01:27 PM
I found a cell phone at work in the bathroom a couple of years ago, I worked in a factory with a few thousand employees. I called the last # that the owner had called and found out the phone belonged to a women I worked with. She was very happy to get her phone back.

I never once expected anything in return. Just hope some kind person will return the favor.

Disney Dreams
04-16-2009, 01:43 PM
The jist of the post was the the honorary citizen badges don't get you anything... Heck, I could lie and say its my b day, get a badge and have people bend over backwards for me...

The honorary citizen button is a kind gesture to recognize you and let you know you did something appreciated.

No one bends over backwards for you if you have a birthday button on. Yes, you get wished "Happy Birthday" all day long and can get a free package of tortillas, but that's it.

I think you are missing the point of the CM giving you the button. It was a "thank you for doing the right thing." The knowledge that you helped another human being (who lost his/her cell) should be reward enough.

Krissy Marissy
04-16-2009, 04:14 PM
two years ago my younger sister had purchased some items. She forgot the bag at the table at lunch. We went back and someone had taken it...the restaurant said they didn't have it. We checked in at lost and found the next 2 days we were there and it was never turned in. She was crushed. It was only like 20 dollars worth of things but it doesn't matter. Someone took it home and that is just wrong. We always turn in things we find. It sucks when you lose something and never get it back.

wdwnut4life
04-16-2009, 04:25 PM
echo echo judy on the iphone! i want one!

jemilah
04-16-2009, 05:38 PM
my son found a dram fastpass lanyard at CA we turned it in and got a fastpass for the ride of his choice for all 6 of us in our group. Next trip we won our own dream fast passes yes karma strikes again!

meg137637
04-17-2009, 05:25 AM
I have had the birthday button and received nothing more than a wish of happy birthday... And I was quite alright with that.... I just dont understand what you were hoping to receive with the honorary citizen buttons or any other one