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Return ring?
Posted by: pplinker
Date: July 03, 2017 09:04AM
So I found a pretty nice gold ring yesterday. It was near the driveway of the lot I was hunting but the property line is right at the edge of the driveway so I wasn't encroaching. I got to thinking about it and I know the owner of the house. She rents it out now, but she used to live there, so the ring could very well be hers as she only recently moved. Went to school with her and never really knew her except she was kind of high faluting, not in my social circle or lack thereof. Anyway, I looked her number up on the computer, dialed it and it rang in at the college she works at. She is a professor. I asked for her and the receptionist said she's not in yet. I said, oh, I thought I was calling her home number. She said, I can't give you her home number. I said, I didn't ask for her home number, I thought this was her home number. We can't give that out. I'll ring her desk but I don't think she's in. It rang, and she didn't answer.

Now that I've thought about it more, I'm not going to try calling her again. If she's not the type to look on caller id and return her calls, then i'll go with the time honored position of finders keepers. Never have thought much of college professors anyway, they're always on the news for being way out liberals.

Re: Return ring?
Posted by: Architex
Date: July 03, 2017 09:50AM
Good for you.

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Re: Return ring?
Posted by: still looking 52
Date: July 03, 2017 10:35AM
I agree with your decision.

Re: Return ring?
Posted by: mrwilburino
Date: July 03, 2017 07:09PM
You could always look her up on facebook. I've returned things that way.

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Re: Return ring?
Posted by: RichW
Date: July 03, 2017 08:55PM
Could be anyones ring near a driveway. Keep it, you've earned it.

Re: Return ring?
Posted by: smitty2020
Date: July 04, 2017 08:15AM
You found it Keep It!! Who ever it belong to found something of yours probably would not return it to you.
The only thing I would return would be an camera with pictures in it and or the SD card. Pictures cant be replaced.

Re: Return ring?
Posted by: Hoser John
Date: July 04, 2017 08:32AM
I've returned quite a few and been richly rewarded, some not so. But story on tv/papers sure makes us look good. A nice chance for good PR for our hobby but your find not mine...just saying-John

Re: Return ring?
Posted by: pplinker
Date: July 04, 2017 07:05PM
I'm not going to anymore trouble because her employee treated me like a peon and I don't expect any different from her. Might not even be hers, although it IS rather large size and she's kind of.... I won't say fat, or porky but she has ample proportions and likely wears a large ring size.

Re: Return ring?
Posted by: budster
Date: July 04, 2017 09:51PM
I sorta go along with Hoser John. I have returned a couple rings, but never had a bad reception like pplinker, but.....

Re: Return ring?
Posted by: Dan-Pa.
Date: July 05, 2017 08:54AM
Have returned gold items found with good and bad results.....every situation differs so your call..
Interesting story about female college professor ....was hunting a old football field surrounded by a track for runners, walkers, bikers etc..She approached me and gave me the impression I was crazy doing the hobby...usually a quiet easy going guy I exploded...heck your walking in a circle and wonders who is the crazy one...her friends laughed and well I kept detecting with a smile also....

Re: Return ring?
Posted by: amberjack
Date: July 05, 2017 09:11AM
Walkers=Rebar :lmfao:


Re: Return ring?
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: July 06, 2017 09:46AM
Hi pplinker--

The fact that you even made this post indicates that you are a person of high character with a strong moral compass. I think that what I would do would be to make another attempt to contact her, either by telephone or writing and ask her if she had lost a ring and if so to identify, describe it. If she has lost a ring and can describe it - to a T, I would return it. Either way, I think that you would sleep better at night knowing that you did the "right" thing.

Oh, by the way, I know what you mean about professors being loony liberals. I had a LOT of fun in my sociology and psychology classes presenting the "RIGHT" point of view. hahahha. Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

Re: Return ring?
Posted by: pplinker
Date: July 06, 2017 11:24AM
(sighs) Okay.You talked me into it.

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Re: Return ring?
Posted by: amberjack
Date: July 07, 2017 08:17AM
or you could get done for stalking :buds:


Re: Return ring?
Posted by: Daddy
Date: July 07, 2017 09:04AM
She'll think you stole the ring, and that your only reason for wanting to return it is because you've been feeling guilty about it. :biggrin:

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