Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Missing - One lead belt

Sunday's diving was great, and nothing can change that. But... we did have a few glitches. Equipment problems and rain were normal. But what I find shocking is the weight belt theft!

Okay, I think it probably wasn't a real theft. Just a mix up. So I'm hoping that this poster, which I shall post at the dive site, will help my weight belt find its way home.

In the mean while, I read an article from a Dutch newspaper which reported that researchers found the Dutch to be some of the least honest people in the world. The article describes a test involving leaving cell phones on the sidewalk and recording how many of them are returned. (Calling either of the two numbers in the phone's memory would reach the "owner".) It turns out of 31 countries tested, Holland ranked 29th. Most people pocketted the lead, erm, phone and walked away.

3 comments:

quilly said...

There is something I have had to teach my students every year -- if you find something lost, it is not yours until you have exhausted every reasonable effort to discover who it does belong to. The kids don't get it, until the lost item is their's ....

Fewer and fewer people seem to ask themselves, "How would I feel if it were me?"

J. D. said...

Bummer.......Mom

Anonymous said...

Hope you find them - saw that article about cell phones too... Am