(This was published as a Facebook note Friday, 25 December 2009 at 21:26)
So, I lost my purse last night.
Yes, I very clever hor. The good news is I got it back. The unbelievable news is how I got it back.
Just an hour after I’d dropped it, some guy finds it and calls Maybank. Maybank can’t get my phone, they tell the fella to just leave my purse at the nearest police station.
But no. Instead, he rifles through my cards and discovers my workplace. He then sends an email to my colleagues who then call me.
Three hours ago, I got my purse back. He showed up at a cafe near his lodgings. MH, as I’ll call him, is a foreigner of South Asian descent. I offer to give him a reward and he waves it away, appalled. “No, no, I didn’t return it to get a reward!” Then he hastily walks off.
Half an hour later, he SMSes me, tells me that he had to rush off because he was running late.
“If you really want to give me something, remember me in your prayers.”
I could have cried.
It was against the odds that I would get my purse intact, and that a Good Samaritan would go to all that trouble just to return it to me.
God bless him and all the people who make the extra effort to do good in this world.