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Updated on Thursday, April 9

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OMG: Mad props to students who forget their umbrellas on buses when it's raining out. Thanks for making sure I don't get wet outside by leaving your umbrella behind <3 p="">

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  1. The votes probably come from those who left their umbrellas...

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  2. You realize this is called theft?

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    1. So if you lose something and I find it on public property, I stole it?
      I'd like to live where you live pal!

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    2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theft_by_finding

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  3. Not 2 here, 2.a. I disagree with your attitute. Legalities aside, it is a matter of respect. That umbrella has an owner. They might try to look for it after.

    Consider the common saying "do unto others as you would have them unto you". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Rule

    In my opinion, there is no acceptable form of theft. For example, just because a bike is left unlocked does not mean the owner is giving out a free bike. Unfortunately, even when bikes are locked they still get stolen as a result of peoples ability to justify their actions and ignore the fact that their behaviour may ultimately contribute to the detriment of an individual.

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    1. "I disagree with your attitude".

      Thanks mom, I hope you feel good now that you think you're morally sound.

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  4. Its only theft if there is reason to believe the owner would come back for it and it is possible to find the true owner of an item. Dropped a $20 on the ground? Not worth enough for me to turn it in to police, and everyone I ask will say they dropped it. No point in trying to find its original owner.

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    1. Cash is different than somebody's personal possessions. Also, when you lose something on public transit there is a lost and found service.

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    2. How is cash different than a possession? Semantics.

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    3. I'd probably be equally or more upset if i lost cash. If you're such a good person 4a. you wouldn't consider it different

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  5. It absolutely IS theft. Items left behind on buses generally get placed in a lost and found. If the owner realizes they lost it, they have the ability to go to the GRT Office at the Kitchener Terminal to claim their lost item.

    The right thing to do is to leave the item with the driver. If it doesn't belong to, it's stealing - period.

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  6. I lost my hat on the bus 4 years and and still miss it. but I hope it's warming some person's head somewhere and not sitting on a bus waiting for me.

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