March 7th, 2007
One of our readers sent in this story about a taxi driver that did what was right even when he had been wronged. The honesty illustrated by this driver in not only inspiring, but also an example to follow.
A cab driver picks up 5 people from night club late one night and they need to go ‘far’ out of Atlanta. They get to their destination and the fare is 55.00. They pay $50.00 and say they’re not paying a penny more! What can the cab driver do? He takes the $50.00 and goes on his way. No tip, not even the full fare!
The next morning, he finds a woman’s wallet in his cab with over $60.00 in it! He calls the owner (one of the occupants who stiffed him and gave him no tip) and offers to bring the wallet back for whatever the fare comes out to or to hold it until someone can pick it up! He gave back the whole thing!!! Social security cards, credit cards, cash, every last cent!
Anyway, the driver, Alpha Nouhou Diallo, said he never even contemplated any other course of action, even though they literally robbed the poor guy! The driver told me that returning the wallet and ALL of its contents was a DUTY!
Sent in by Tibor Tallos
Entry Filed under: Honesty
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