May 1, 2011

Honesty Is The Best Policy


The other night Yun and I had dinner with 2 of her friends in Brooklyn. We ate at a nice place called Saul. During dinner I was telling everyone about a story I read in the newspaper. It was about how the Japanese people were finding money and wallets in the debris of the tsunami devastation. No one was keeping it for themselves. They were doing everything in their power to make sure it gets returned to it's rightful owner. Everyone was doing it, not just a majority of folks. The story really moved me. After dinner we all walked out onto the street. In front of the restaurant is a bench to sit on. I looked down and there was a brand new ipad sitting there. Cover and all. I picked it up and looked around. There was no one to be seen. Obviously someone left it by accident. I showed the group and then without hesitation walked into the restaurant and gave it to the maitre d'. I really hope the rightful owner came back and got it. I'm sure in their Manhattan mindset that they were sure it was gone for good. Luckily for them, I think I'm turning Japanese, I think I'm turning Japanese, I really think so.

8 comments:

Luis Oliveira said...

Man, which one is sadder:

1. Mentioning an old and obscure Vapors song on a post and, thus, revealing that you grew up in the 80's watching way too much MTV

2. Recognizing a mention to an old and obscure Vapors song and, thus, revealing that you grew up in the 80's watching way too much MTV

J.Espadaneira said...

Funny, the same occurred to me but it dont make me sad.
here's the song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEmJ-VWPDM4

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Sara Fonseca Ferreira said...

Yes,indeed.I'm from Portugal(one of the PIGS, have you heard about us?) and unfortunately, our politicians never had think like a japanese, on the contrary...That´s why Japan will rise again and we are starting the end.

kane said...

Hello PIGS.

Ash said...

Great story. Brings out what is good in human nature even after tragedy hits. Thanks for sharing.

Sara Fonseca Ferreira said...

Oinc, oinc!

canvas wall art said...

The Vapours are cool, it's not sad at all!