May 7th, 2007
I think we all know and have experieced at least once that terrible feeling when we reach for our wallet only to find it’s missing. A man in Seatle, Washington that identified himself as Peter, according to a story on MSNBC, experienced this feeling first-hand when he realized he’d left his wallet containing $5,950 in the taxi cab.
According to the story, Peter called the taxi company in order to notify them that he had left his wallet in the taxi that took him to the airport. The surpervisor notified the driver, Vinod Mango, who pulled over to look to see if the wallet was indeed in the back seat. He saw the wallet in the backseat (it probably was pretty noticeable since it must have been a fat wallet full of $50 and $100 bills) and quickly drove back the airport. The grateful passenger got his wallet back. He said the large amount of cash he was carrying was intended for buying a car.
The India-born driver, Vinod Mango later said, “If money doesn’t belong to me, I don’t keep it… I know God is watching everybody, every second.” In addition to having the reward of being honest and do the right thing, Vinod received a $100 reward from the passenger.
(Photo Matti Blume)
Entry Filed under: Honesty