Wednesday, March 04, 2009

My Faith In Humanity Is Revitalized...

.:So I Lost My Phone...:.

... or so I thought.

And I can't say it enough times, that I'm happy the universe proved me wrong on this one...

You see, I've lost a bunch of cellphones in taxis over the years. If I'm not mistaken, I've lost three phones because they invariably dropped out of my pocket or something, especially at the point when I was in Reedley, as I had slippery pockets.

So when my Smart cellphone was missing and I noticed it only after my dental appointment, I was kinda resigned to the assumption that I'd never see it again.

But creature of habit that I was, I decided to call my cellphone anyways, and it was ringing. Normally, at this point, the lucky person who would've gotten my phone would've simply canceled my call, and then turned the phone of. Finders, keepers. Losers, weepers. You know how it works.

This time, just once, I was surprised to hear someone pick up.

It was the cab driver who brought me to my dentist.

And he told me he was going to go back to where I was to give me back my phone.

So I waited for him where he dropped me off, and I was still dumbstruck when he did show up and handed me back my phone, no questions asked. I gave him a little something for his effort, but goodness, he went back all the way from Cubao just to drop off my phone when the easiest thing to do was to simply ignore my calls and just keep the phone for himself!

I'm sure people would say "that's what he should've done in the first place," but the reality is, this is not what people do when they find a cellular phone and the owner is nowhere in sight. As I said, save for the off chance that I might be able to plead with the guy who picks up my phone, I was resigned to the assumption that I was never going to see my phone again.

But lo and behold, the universe has proven me wrong yet again. I'm still dumbstruck, to be honest, but my wholehearted gratitude to the cab driver of cab plate number PXJ 652. I can't thank you enough for this, and you are living testament to the fact that there's still a lot of good left in this world.

I am still dumbstruck at your act of kindness, and I know I haven't shown you how grateful I truly was. Such integrity should never go unrewarded in this world.


Ade said...

Yes, that's what he should've done in the first place, but such displays of integrity are rare already. Look him up, commend his honesty to his bosses. That guy deserves it.

Marcelle said...

That's exactly what I intend to do, which is why I took note of his plate number.