A ‘good news’ story ….
Accompanied by my two children, many bags, a shopping list and the trusty pram, I hauled myself over to Belconnen Markets at lunctime today for some grocery shopping. After parking, playing games feeding coins into the meter, moseying over for a play on the giant mushroom, and a stroll through the fruit shop, I reached for my purse …. to find it missing! At first I thought it must be in the pram … no. Maybe still in the car? … no. Then heart-attack territory as I realised it was still on top of the parking meter. I strapped the kids back in and ran back to the meter. No purse – and all my fault, of course.
But there was a note tucked into the coin feeder, and a phone number, asking whoever had lost their purse to call. I rang up and spoke to someone, arranging to meet back at the markets for a handover.
Within 5 minutes I had my purse back. While I thanked the young woman (20s), I didn’t give her any sort of reward – not even a coffee! – for coming to the rescue. So this is to say to her – again, thank you so very much, and I hope you realise what a lifesaver you were. It’s great to think that there are ‘good people’ out there who do the right thing.