Camera unlost but not quite found

Sometimes, you wonder about all the things you try to do to make this world a better place, just to have people like this screw it up for the rest of us. Somehow, ethics and morals are the last thing on their minds. In any case, a woman loses her expensive camera on a vacation in Hawaii. A Canadian couple with child finds it, but will not return the camera because the child likes the camera too much. They won’t even return her memory cards.

“Well,” she said, “we have a bit of a situation. You see, my nine year old son found your camera, and we wanted to show him to do the right thing, so we called, but now he’s been using it for a week and he really loves it and we can’t bear to take it from him.”
I listened, not sure where she was going with this.
“And he was recently diagnosed with diabetes, and he’s now convinced he has bad luck, and finding the camera was good luck, and so we can’t tell him that he has to give it up. Also we had to spend a lot of money to get a charger and a memory card…”
I was incredulous. “This is an expensive camera, you know.”
“Oh, we know, we looked it up.”

Judith, the owner of the camera, has now lost some faith in humanity. If I ran into the same situation, I would be too. Fortunately, not all Canadians are screwed up like this family just as not all Americans are on the up-and-up. It’s strange that we all feel this way from time to time. Perhaps God created immoral and stupid people to test us in some fashion. And boy does it test us.
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