Monday, February 20, 2017

A Funny Little Story about What I Found on a Run





Last year for my sister's birthday, I purchased her a pair of C9 Convertible gloves from Target.
I thought they were pretty nice and I considered purchasing a pair for myself but I didn't. I stuck to the plan and only bought stuff for her during that trip.

I really like that these are warm, yet you can remove the top to expose fingers so you can manipulate your electronics. I have a few pair of the touch screen gloves, but they don't always work.

I gave my sister the gloves for her birthday and I assumed she like them.  About a week later, Scott and I were down at the island park for a run. As we were leaving, I noticed a brand new pair of the grey C9 gloves laying on the ground.  They were clipped together so it was if they had fallen out of someone's pocket.

I knew my sister had gone for a run earlier that day and thought perhaps she had ran this same route and lost her gloves. I quickly picked them up and was so proud of myself that I found them for her!


I called her on my way home to tell her but she didn't answer.  Finally, later on that day I got a hold of her and I told her about the gloves. She informed me that she had her gloves right there at home with her.  Oh NO! That means I had taken somebody else's gloves!

Okay, I debated for a while on what to do. I actually did feel really guilty for taking them when I knew they belonged to someone else.  Should I drive them back to the area where I found them? It's not like they were sitting on a park bench or anything, they were on the road.  Would someone actually come back for them?  If  someone knew they were missing, would they know right where to look?   If I DID put them back, would someone else pick them up anyway?

In the end, my laziness won out and I never took them back to the park. I threw them in the wash and I've worn them a few times when the weather was chilly.  They are soft, they are warm, and I love them.  Do you judge me?

Have you ever found anything on a run that ended being useful to you? -M

We will be linking up with the gals from Tuesday's on the Run

34 comments:

  1. That is pretty funny. I think I would have done the same thing. You took them because you honestly thought your sister lost hers. Finders keepers!

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  2. That's so funny! I'm not sure if I would do that, but I don't blame you at all for picking them up. And why not use them if they would just get thrown out? Glad you found a pair for yourself! :)

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  3. Those are my favorite kind of gloves to run with, I have three pairs, not that brand, but they are all great. and when you get hot you can vent your hands a bit! Great find and funny story!

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    1. Out of all the gloves I have, these have become my favorites!

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  4. That's funny! Im not sure what I would have done, but I definitely dont judge you for picking them up. They were on the ground and you thought you were doing the right thing. I love the convertible gloves so I can still use electronics when Im wearing them.

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    1. That's why I like them too. Plus they are super soft and warm.

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  5. What a coincidence! Hard to know what other do as if you took them back the original owner might not have picked them up anyway!

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  6. No judgement at all! How funny you found a pair that was just like your sister's! I would have done the same, honestly! My old running coach found a $10 bill once while running! :)

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  7. If I thought they belonged to someone I knew, I'd have picked them up for sure! Funny story - back when I was organizer of our running club, a new-to-running woman joined and kept bringing back water bottles that she found along the route. I was horrified, as I knew she was picking up bottles that other runners (not from our club but we run in an area popular for runners) had stashed ahead of their long runs!! I tried to get her to stop doing this, but she still did it. I don't understand some people...

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    1. OMG, that IS funny. Were they personal water bottles or unopened bottles like from a store?

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    2. Both! She kept insisting that people must have dropped them, but when I'd question her, she would admit to finding them near a light pole, or right by a bush. So frustrating.

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  8. Ha ha that's a funny story if I thought they were a friend's gloves I think I would have picked them up

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  9. I chalk that up to a good find for you.
    No one is going to go back & look for gloves. Guaranteed. You saved them from the ravages of a wild animal! ;)

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  10. I once "claimed" a lime green scrunchie from the lost and found at camp. I lied.
    oops.

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  11. Lol that is awesome! I think considering that you found them on a ROAD and it wasn't outside a store or anything, you don't have to feel guilty about grabbing them. Especially since you thought they were your sister's! I think that's the universe's way of telling you that you should have those gloves.

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    1. I guess if I didn't take them some one else probably would have!

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  12. I just lost a pair of those gloves... j/k lol!! :-) I seriously doubt the owner would have found them if you brought them back. If it was something more expensive or identifiable than gloves it would have been easier!

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  13. Ha, that is funny! I don't think I would have even gone back to check if they had been mine and fallen out of my pockets somewhere. I think you're fine on that one :) And at least they're being put to good use!

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  14. Not judging. If they're in good condition, and you want a pair, re-home it :) I'm not a glove person, so I may have donated them instead.

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  15. Money! I am known among our running club as the person who always finds money. lol! I usually put it in my son's piggy bank! :) I've also found someone's credit card before and through some investigative work (lol!) I got it back to the right person!

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  16. I found a pretty cool multi-tool along the running trail once. My husband loved it!

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  17. This is awesome !! At least you are giving the gloves a good home!

    When somebody stole my gloves last year, I only hoped that they would be used by somebody who needed them more than me.

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    1. Did they actually steel them or did you lose them?

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  18. Ha, sounds like it was your lucky day! Once during a race my husband LOST his wedding ring. We ran back toward where he thought it fell off after the race and sure enough we somehow found it on the street downtown! No idea how it happened. Does that count as finding something useful? :)

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  19. Actually, late last spring, when all the college students had packed up and left for home....I found a foam roller in the street near the dorms. It probably had fallen to the ground as a car was being loaded and the owner never realized it was missing. So....I carried it home (only a few blocks from the drop site LOL) and wiped it down with some antibacterial wipes, and now I have a foam roller on both floors of my house ;-)

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  20. Too funny! I am still on the hunt for the perfect gloves. I think I have six different pairs now. One of them has got to be "just right" but so far they are all just OK.

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