Monday, June 28, 2010
Savings at an ATM
I received this email this morning from a fellow blogger, LaVoice or LV as she goes by at Thoughts From Meme's Corner, who wanted to share her lovely story of a happy ending at an ATM. Hope you enjoy this as much as I did.
Saturday's is my sister's day off. That is our "sister quality" time together.. Last Saturday we took a little day trip to a location outside of our area. We walked the hot streets and went in and out of shops to browse and cool off. While we were strolling along the sidewalks, we passed a bank. It had an ATM machine accessible to people from the sidewalk. As we went by, I noticed a man's billfold laying on it. I picked it up and saw there was no money. It did contain a driver's license, credit cards, and other documents you would not want lost. We found an emergency number on one of the cards.
My sister used her cell phone and called it. She reached his daughter that lived a long way from where we were. My sister explained what we felt had happened. The daughter gave us her father's home phone number and said he lived just a couple of blocks from where we were. My sister called it and the gentlemen answered. He had not realized he had left it. He lost no time in coming and finding us. He is an 83 year old gentlemen that has senior moments like a lot of others. Since we did not know for sure what he looked like, we saw his birthday on the driver's license.
When he arrived, we asked him when his birthday was. We wanted to be sure he was the right person. We assured him, that we took nothing, only looked for a contact number. He said he knew we had not and was ever so grateful to us. He said the billfold I found was his filing cabinet for his cards etc. not for carrying money. Said he keeps his money in his pocket. He was one happy camper.
I regret to say, most anyone else could have used his cards, and at his age, he did not need that happen. That made our day!