Sunday, August 19, 2007

Karma

OR
What Goes Around, Comes Around
If you read my last post, you will know that I recently changed wireless providers. Got brand new phones with the leather covers and everything. Really nice.
After having the new phone for approximately a week....
Well, let me go back a little.
About 1 1/2 to 2 years ago, when we were living in Zephyrhills, Florida and struggling financially, we found a cell phone in our front yard. I opened it up and looked at the "contacts" list. I picked the number labeled "home" and called it. The owner of the cell phone was ecstatic that soemone had found it, and made arrangements to come by and pick it up. Turns out he was a taxi driver.
He offered me $20 for returning his phone. I thanked him, but turned it down. He made me take a card good for a free taxi ride instead. I never used it, but that doesn't matter.
Anyway, after having my new phone for approximately a week, we went to the beach and I lost it. It must have fallen out of our stuff when we were carrying everything out to the car. I didn't realize it was missing until we got everything inside and I started looking for it.
It was late and I had to get Trevor fed and ready for bed. When he was just about finished eating, my house phone rang. The caller ID showed my name and cell phone number! It was a guy wanting to know if I was missing a cell phone. I said I was, but I couldn't get back over there tonight, could I call him the next day?
He said sure, and gave me his number, informing me that he would turn my phone off right away. I called him back the next day (today) and got his voice mail. I left a message and waited. A couple hours later I called back but didn't leave a message. I decided I would call again at 2:00 pm.
Right at 2:00 pm the phone rang. It was him. I made arrangemants to meet him, and we decided to head back over to the beach and pick up the phone on the way. The guy that found my phone met us where and when he said he would, he had removed the leather cover and carefully cleaned all the sand out of the phone and wrapped everything up securely to return it to me.
This guy was maybe in his mid 20's and covered in tatoos. Very nice, well mannered guy. You should never judge a book by its cover, etc.
Point is, if you have a chance to do a good deed, a favor for someone you don't even know, don't pass it up. It makes you feel good, it helps someone else have a better day, and you never know when the shoe will be on the other foot!
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6 comments:

Peter said...

Nice story Christina, I was sort of waiting for it to all go pear shaped, glad to see it didn't.

Duke_of_Earle said...

Some would say, "No good deed goes unpunished." I like your version better.

Dad

Jack K. said...

It is true that you get back what you put out.

You are a great person who will have lots of great people in your life.

I would not have been surprised if you had given the young man your free taxi ride card. tehee.

Merle said...

Hi Christina ~~ Great story with very happy endings, the way we like stories to end. Thanks for your visit and I am glad you liked the waterfall. Take care, watch that phone!! Love, Merle.

Melinda said...

Hi Christina,
Great Story ! It is always good to hear stories like this one. I am so glad you got your phone back. You are definately right you can't always judge a book by its cover although most of us tend to do so.

Take Care Melinda

M.E Ellis said...

I try and live by this rule all the time. Sadly, we tend to get shit on a lot. MUG appears to be written on our foreheads.

:o)