|Honesty And Good Nature
||[May. 15th, 2017|11:26 am]
We were in Lewes on Saturday and Ailz lost her phone. She probably dropped it in the street. We didn't think we'd see it again but went through the motions of filing a report with the police.|
Word came through this morning that it had been posted through the letterbox of the Tourist Information Office and is now waiting to be collected at the police station.
You can't take honesty and good nature for granted, but they do exist- and are closer to being the norm than we imagine.
I am often struck by the fact that we tend to think the worst immediately. But I'm very glad to be proved wrong quite often. I'm glad the phone was found!
I tend to do that too. I think I'd rather be pleasantly surprised than expect things to work out OK and be sadly disappointed when they don't.
I am certain my thoughts are of a similar pattern to yours.
Hoping for it to turn up would have been a long shot- not just because of light-fingered humanity but because it could well have dropped in the road and been run over.
You may remember when I went to London in 2007 to find work, I was mugged and my bag, containing not only my CVs, but all of my cards and, most importantly, my passport was taken. I cancelled cards, went to the police, went to the Swedish Embassy, but the good thing is, when I went back to the Embassy with photos to get a new, emergency (for that read EXPENSIVE) passport, they had just got an envelope. Someone had found my cards and passport and apparently put them in the nearest postbox and the Royal Mail sent them on to the Embassy.
Our car was broken into in Oldham and the thieves took Ailz's purse, helped themselves to the cash and left everything else. Someone found the purse and handed it in at a dental surgery (of all places). The receptionist rang us and we went and reclaimed it.
I do think nowadays that all they are really looking for is cash, since most people have to be aware that credit cards or bank cards (unless you have the PIN written on them or in your wallet) are quickly cancelled and the bank machines only let you have 3 goes before it eats the card anyway. Of course there is then the aggro for you having to replace cancelled cards, but even that goes very quickly nowadays in this nearly cashless society.
I'll miss cash when it finally disappears....