You probably think this story is about The Red Carpet and diamond-studded celebrities, it certainly would be my first guess. Well, this story is about diamonds, but they were nowhere near The Red Carpet, they were probably closer to a rubber floor mat in a taxi cab. An NBC news story tells about a passenger taking a cab to the Los Angeles Airport (LAX) in California and leaving behind a brown bag with $350,000 worth in diamonds. (I usually save the brown bags for lunch. Then again, you never know, he might of had his lunch in there as well, especially now that in-flight service rarely serves anything but peanuts or chips).
This passenger must have been quite in a hurry to catch his flight. I mean, why else would you forget the brown bag? The honest Afghanistan-born taxi driver, Haider Sadiqi noticed the bag, found a business card in the bag and called the owner. According to the story, the owner of the diamonds hadn’t even noticed he was missing the bag of diamonds. Honest Haider Sadiqi didn’t even think of keeping the diamonds; his honesty was worth much more than $350,000 worth in diamonds.
4 comments January 26th, 2007