February 21st, 2007
Last week, I heard about another great honesty story that involved, yes – you guessed it, diamonds and a taxi driver. Except for this time, the story took place in Manhattan, New York and it involved diamonds rings.
The Bangladesh-born Osam Chowdhury picked up a woman at a hotel in Midtown Manhattan and dropped her off 15 blocks away at an apartment building according the CBS/AP story. Apparently, it wasn’t until hours later when Osam was picking up new passengers that he discovered the woman’s suitcase still in his trunk. He drove back to where he had left her off just to realize it would be too difficult to try to figure where she might be in the apartment building so he headed back to his headquarters. Osam together with the president of his taxi advocacy group opened the suitcase to find much to their surprise 31 diamond rings. They also found a luggage tag that had her contact number in Texas. Her mother actually received the call and passed the information on to her daughter. Later that night she was able to pickup her diamonds thanks to this very honest taxi driver.
In the interview, the taxi driver said, “I’m not going to take someone else’s money or property to make me rich. I don’t want it that way.” You can watch the rest of the interview and see the video of this story here.
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