It’s awesome how safe is this place! I’ve collected some stories about lost and found items in the university.
It’s important to know that Finland is a safe country and in many cases people find things that they have lost.
1. Fortunately no one had entered my apartment although my key was outside for 8 hours! Once I left the key inside the entrance door before going to the school. When I came back I’d seen the key on its place in the lock.
2. Here is a great sign of the trust and reliability: I was searching for my USB and I hoped that I had left it in a computer class. When I came back to the class I found it there. One person sent to me an e-mail to notify about that as well. When he’d seen the USB, he researched my name in the university corporate directory.
3. More examples from students:
“Lost my shades today. Found them where I left them.”
It’s being said it’s “the spirit of Skinnarila”, it’s our student campus district. I would add that it’s a spirit of Finland to return what has been lost. I just feel this spirit well in our university!
“Find an unlocked bike. Pick the lock up and place on the bike. Not steal the bike.”
This is a great sign of a care and I wish it would be more common for bikes here because many of new bikes are being stolen frequently, so as an owner I would need to pay attention to my bike’s safety.
A person who has found this hat made a photo and uploaded it in Instagram. This way the owner has been found. That’s cool!
4. When my mom and I lost each other in the city center in Lappeenranta we didn’t have a mobile connection. I found her thanks to a seller in a shop. The seller recognized me from customers and informed me about my mother. Just before I came to the shop my mom had been there and she had asked the seller to let me know where she was going to be in case if I come.
However I didn’t find my gold earrings and silver chain with a turquoise but it doesn’t happen so often that someone loses these kind of things in Finland, and I just keep my eyes more open for keeping it safe.
I don’t want to seem careless. For the whole period I’ve been here I have lost and found just several things. It didn’t happen often, it’s just several stories I had during my 1,5 years of being here =)