I agree that you should mention it to the manager. People so rarely share good things with employers (they mostly just complain if something doesn't go quite right) that it's nice when people report positive things. And I am glad you got your wallet back.
I LOVE your story & I had a similar one last month as well. Lost wallet, had been to several places & called, but nobody had one turned in. Then the next week I STILL had a thought I might have left it at the movie theater, so I called AGAIN, & this time it was there; turned in with over $50 worth of gift cards plus some pictures of my adult children. It REALLY reinforces my faith in humanity that, basically, most people want to do the right thing. And fortunately, the few times I lost something & never found it, I always hoped that whoever found it (my coat, hat & gloves one time mistakenly taken from a homeless shelter I was volunteering for).....that they obviously needed it more than I did.
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4/7/13 10:24 P
Oh i like good ending stories like this. It's nice to know the world still has some good honest people I woke up dark and early. On the way to my truck I picked up a bill and a piece of paper. I put the bill in my pocket and tossed the paper then went to work. When I came home I picked up the pizza coupon and went to see if a late night delivery was made to my house. While the girl was looking up the info on the computer 2 employees came by. Apparently they thought I was there to complain about something. I asked if the driver came up short, he did. So I put the $20 on the counter and told them i found it in the drive way. Their attitudes lightened up. I was asked if I would like a free pizza. I thought a second and told them no, just do an act of kindness for some one else and ask them to pass it along to others.
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1,802 4/7/13 9:37 P
That is lovely. I have had people do that for me. And once I found a lady's purse and money blowing across the street. I imagine she had put it on the top of her car and driven away. I gathered all I could find, but I always worried I didn't get it all and she might have thought I took some. However, I did get a call to say thank you after the police returned it to her. But the best is a postcard I got from a little boy after we turned his star wars wallet in to the police. I still have it after 10 years. It is lovely when you see goodness in the world, especially when we are bombarded with all the terrible things that happen in the news everyday.
Was it an employee at El Pollo? If so, the absolute best thing you could do is write to the manager and tell him/her how grateful you are, and ask them to put a note about it in her personnel file.
Going back and giving that $20 bill directly to the employee would be nice, too, since people who work in those places are often living on an absolute shoestring and $20 might make a real difference to her.
I'm working in a national park right now, and I have to say it's amazing how often lost objects get returned intact. People bring in things like single earrings and ball caps just in case they have sentimental value to the person who lost them, and I've also had people recover wallets with hundreds of dollars in cash, sometimes months after losing them. One lady left a very expensive camera in a very inaccessible spot (three days' hike) in October, and someone found it and carried it almost 40 miles to return it in February! That's pretty good-hearted, to carry an extra 5 pounds of someone else's stuff when you're backpacking for 4 days.
When I prayed last night I thanked the Lord and asked for her/them to be blessed. I decided to pass on some of that money in my wallet to someone in need today. I don't know exactly what I will do, but I will do something. It may not be much as I am a homemaker, so we are a one income family here, we live off of my husband's wages. I do feel the need to do a little something though, and right now I am able to do so, so I will. Well in the midst of writing this I already decided what I want to do. I will tape a 20.00 bill to a bus stop bench with a note that will read. For whomever finds this, I left this here for you. Yesterday I lost my wallet and some nice person returned it to me with all my money still in it, it really made my day so I decided to make your day today. Enjoy! :)
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4/6/13 9:00 P
You should write the a letter to the editor of your local paper and pass on your experience. Hopefully this good samaritan's deed will be written up for all to see as an example how we should treat one another etc.
A good samarition returned my wallet with $130.00 dollars in it. I went to El Pollo Loco for lunch with my husband and grandson. My husband sat at a table with my grandson while I ordered for us all. I was using two coupons, and had my cell phone with me, and my grandsons sippy cup. I had just bought a new wallet earlier that is easy to put in my pocket for days I do not feel like taking my purse. I must have set my wallet on counter after she handed me my change and I walked off, either that or it feel out of my pocket. She never said how it was found, she just called my name which could have been because she asked my name for my order or had to look in wallet to see my I.D. I am feeling grateful as I would have been really mad at myself for losing my wallet. I am always so careful, especially when carrying cash. I am so happy this word still has good people in it. :)
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