Friday, May 18, 2012

Love Ya Later

A couple of weeks ago I was on the way home from looking at a truck my friend had for sell. I had to stop and get gas and when I did, I saw one of those new, expensive, fancy phones laying in the road. I swerved to avoid hitting it and pulled up to the pump. While the nozzle was running on automatic I walked out to the road and picked up the phone knowing full well it had to be ruined. I hit the button and it came right on. The little thing did not even have a scratch on it.

I am a firm believer in Karma. You can call it anything you will, but I feel strongly about doing what is right and in turn you will sometimes get it handed back to you.

After several minutes of calling everyone in the phone's recent call list I finally got a hold of one of the owners friends. He said he would call the owner of the phone and have him call me back.
A couple of minutes later the phone rang and a woman came on the line saying she had just found my wallet on the highway and wanted to give it back. After explaining to her I had found the guys phone we had a good laugh about both trying to return the lost items and the night this guy must of had.

He finally called his phone and we decided on a place to meet which was about fifteen miles out of my way but I was doing a good thing, right? I also informed him about the kind lady finding his wallet and told him I would call her with the plan.

The lady with the wallet pulled up and we had one more good laugh about the whole situation before a brand new Cadillac rolled into the parking lot. I was expecting a young  irresponsible adult who had a wild night but what stepped out of that car was a older well dressed man that hung his head in shame.
Of course being the nosy person that I am I had to ask him how he lost his stuff all at one time. He said he just bought a thirty thousand dollar cigar boat and took it out on the water for the first time yesterday and forgot to grab his phone and wallet off the back before heading home from the boat ramp.

He than thanked me, reached into his wallet, crumbled up a twenty, threw it through my window, said "Love ya later" then took off.

"Love You Later!" I could not react quick enough and if I had I would have shoved the twenty down his smug, rich throat.  

By the time I realized what just happen, found and grab the money, unbuckled and got out of the truck, he was already driving away.

I hope I find his phone again one day, Karma will just have to take a back seat for a while.         

24 comments:

  1. MDR,

    Now that was nice of you, I would have done the same. I hope you do find his phone again. I would like to be a fly on the wall when you do, lol.

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  2. Oh what good times I will have with it Sandy.
    Thanks for the comment.

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  3. Maybe he was trying to be nice and wasn't experienced enough at it to know how. You can always give the $20 to charity if keeping it rubs you the wrong way.

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    1. No Gorges, with his smug ass look and the way he did the two finger pistols and doing the whole, "click, click" noise, No he knew he was better than I.

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  4. I agree with Gorges. He was to shamed to stand there like a man and give you his thanks and wanted a quick getaway. At least, as you said, you did the right thing and you did just what I'd expect of the man I know and call friend.

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    1. Thanks Stephen for compliment.
      Please see the reply I did for Gorges, I think you will understand.

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  5. People of all ages and colors have a 'I'm owed your service' syndrome. They expect you to serve them, but so they're not beholden to you they throw money at you without being truly grateful. It's one of the many signs of arrogance we see in society today.

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    1. Thank you DR, Very true. I seen it in his eyes.

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  6. Oh, his witty-bitty pride was wounded and he needed to bolster his position back to "cool guy" with the boat. Funny, I don't think it worked. I bet he will always be that guy who can't hold onto what he has.

    And, the world will always need upstanding men like you who can pick up the pieces that the jerk can't keep together.

    Lana

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    1. Thanks Lana and a 55 year old man trying to act like he is 18 is not cool. It is a sickness.

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  7. Feel pity for the guy MDR - he knows no better than to "buy" his way through life. He is the loser ultimately. Whereas you can hold you head up high as you did the right thing - good on ya!

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  8. everyone has already said what i am thinking. good for you, buddy.

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Kymber, are you Okay? I think this has been the shortest comment you have ever made. LOL
      Thank you for it tho.

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    2. bahahahahaha! when i think back - you are probably right! but everything i would have said was already said! and what i really wanted to say had a few cuss words in it and as this is a family blog - maybe that's why i kept it short!

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  9. great story. He has money to burn to buy a boat like that. he will be the one crying when his house of cards comes crashing down. take that $20 and toss it in the tank and think of it as free gas. or put in a charity bucket some place.

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    1. You are right Rob.
      I still have the $20 and am waiting on the right person to give it to. That way he will be helping out for a better need than I without even knowing about it.

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  10. Let's see how well this $30,000 boat will help him when IT happens. That's when you can throw him a loaf of bread, "shoot" him with your fingers and then go back to living your life with all the food you need. Karma.

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  11. Well, you did get a great story out of the deal and I bet you would still do the same thing again. SO since you KNOW very well that you are the better person, don't let it bother you that he treated you like less. Laugh it off, feel good about yourself, and get on with doing what you do.

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  12. LOL, well that wasn't how I had imagine the story ending. What a plot twist that was.

    Usually when I find a phone the first place I look for in the address book is "home". - Genevieve

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    1. Thanks Genevieve. Home is good but I didn't see it. I was looking for Mom, Dad, Wife and other thing I could.

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    2. Those are good too. There is also "ICE" which means "In Case of Emergency". - G

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