What have you lost?

@paula27661 (15900)
Australia
March 1, 2009 4:37am CST
A man driving a plumber's van left his wallet on the roof of his vehicle and drove off. Another man spotted it as it fell off the roof and phoned the number on the side of the van and managed to return the wallet to its owner. It was a karmic act because the man that returned the wallet had his returned to him not long before. It is refreshing to see there is still honesty in the world. Have you ever lost something that ended up coming back to you?
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13 responses
• United States
1 Mar 09
Nope, I don't really believe I have ever in my life. If I lose it coz of me or that it was stolen from me, it's bye bye and it's a necessity then I gotta get another one ASAP.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
2 Mar 09
That's a shame, I hope something you've lost comes back to you one day. Thanks for replying!
• United States
5 Mar 09
I wouldn't count on it.
@Mitraa (3188)
• India
1 Mar 09
Yes, I had such an incident like this! About a year back, my son lost his instrument set used for his engineering drawing classes, while returning from college in an auto-rickshaw from the bus-stop. Also he had forgot to recall this at home! The next day morning, the driver of the auto-rickshaw, who had kept that item in his custody, informed us at home by guess, through a person with his vehicle number and place of parking. I had to go to the parking place of that auto-rickshaw, about six kms from my residence and search for that auto-rickshaw driver by the given number. After sometime, the driver from his cyclic duty returned and brought the instrument from his residence. Thank God and the Driver!! This is a burning example of honesty that is ever the best among all policies! Thanks for such nice topic and let us hope for a world of HONESTY!!
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
2 Mar 09
Love hearing stories like this, it gives me hope that all can be good in the world!Thanks for sharing!
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@Mitraa (3188)
• India
5 Mar 09
Many thanks for 'The Best Response'! Have posting of beautiful topics always!
• Philippines
2 Mar 09
Hey there! Wow, that was ironic man. It's good that there are honest people in the world. Well, I've lost my cellphone, necklace, and wallet with $350 cash on before. I was in college then. We were playing badminton after that we went to the shower room to clean up. I put my cellphone, necklace, and wallet on top of a locker. We left the shower room forgetting my personal belongings. I just notice that I forgot my stuff when were on our way out of the campus. So went back running and hoping that my stuffs are still there. But, I was too late. It was already gone. I went to the deans office to report about it. I was so down that time. We were sitting at the bench at the school's path way when we heard a shout from the fourth floor of the school building calling my name. He shouted, "Hey! Is this your cellphone?!" He was a colleague of mine. So went up to the fourth floor to see it and thank God it was mine. He said he found it on top of a locker when he was on his way to the restroom. He knew it was my phone because of the wallpaper on it. I treat him for a burger and soda and played billiards afterwards. Me, if I found something that doesn't belong to me I would return it. Even if it's worth millions. Have a nice day. Happy posting everyone.!
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
2 Mar 09
Good on you, I would too. It's an awful feeling losing stuff like that. It's so good you got it all back. Thanks for your story, appreciate it.
• United States
2 Mar 09
yeah with a lipgloss, lol my shop teacher gave it back to me after a week of had missing it. i did do something simillar though, an older woman dropped a 100 dollar bill and i went to give it back to her, and she was so surprised by my honesty that she told me to keep it, and we argued back and forth, because i didn't want it, and she said it was final, and in my hands and to keep the reward, i still wish she would have taken it.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
2 Mar 09
Wow, that was two nice gestures! One from you for returning the money and the other from the woman who wanted you to keep it! Good on you, it's a good feeling doing the right thing and it is nice to be rewarded for it every now and again! Thanks for sharing!
• Philippines
2 Mar 09
wow...good for the person who have lost his wallet...it's God indeed is working on the hearts and mind of the driver..me, if you were to ask me..i didn't experience this kind of kindness..i have lost almost three (3) cellphones but it wasn't return to me back..i have lost money too..but it just end up with "thank you" nothing else goodness happen..anyway this is a lesson for life
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
2 Mar 09
I guess so. Unfortunately some things don't come back. I have experienced that too. Thanks for responsing!
@Grandmaof2 (7604)
• Canada
2 Mar 09
I found a wallet and returned it one time many years ago and the young fellow was very grateful for my honesty, but I felt good as well knowing I had done the right thing.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
2 Mar 09
Good on you, hope there are a lot of people like you out there. Thanks for sharing!
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@maezee (25407)
• United States
2 Mar 09
Nice! It's good to know that there are still people out there who believe in karmic retribution, and doing the right thing. I once lost my ID (drivers license), and I had it sent back to me in a plain, white envelope a couple of months later - with no return address. It was very bizarre, but I was very thankful because then I didn't have to go through the hassle of getting a new one, which I had been planning on doing. It was nice, and I only wish I could find out, somehow, who sent it to me - so I could send them money or a thank-you card or something. =)
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
2 Mar 09
I know what you mean. I would be dying to find out who sent it back to me! Thanks for responding!
@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
1 Mar 09
It's nice to hear a great story like this, since we're so used to hearing such grim news all the time. As far as things lost. Sometimes I might "lose" something right here in my apartment..usually some piece of jewelry...month will pass by without finding it and it's annoying as I KNOW I didn't loose it outside of my home. Then months pass and maybe I'm doing a heavy duty cleaning, such as move the couch out to clean behind and under it...and sure enough, bingo, that "lost" piece of jewelry is there...uh, in this case, I think the culprit that made it lost in the first place was one of my kitties who thought it as a "toy" and batted it under the couch...LOL
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
2 Mar 09
I have a couple of kitties and yes, they do that don't they? I love hearing stories about honesty in the world , it gives me hope! Thanks for responding Pyewacket!
• Philippines
1 Mar 09
I dont think I have ever lost something that came back to me. I have lost my wallet several times as well as my phone but nothing ever came back to me. sad, I know. but I also know that there are still a lot of honest people out there. and I have hope for the rest of humanity that when it comes down to it, they'll still do the right thing.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
2 Mar 09
I agree. I hope I’m not naive in believing that there's more honest people out there than not. I appreciate the response, thanks.
@dalyme3 (88)
• Philippines
1 Mar 09
All i can do now is still hope for the better but I have heard such stories indeed and I am still happy that there are a few that believes in kindness and honesty though my wallet has not been returned at all. hehehe!! I just kept on thinking that maybe that other person who was lucky enough to pick up my wallet needed the money badly more than me.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
2 Mar 09
I had my purse stolen last year and I feel the same way, it's a shame that one has to need money badly enough to forget basic values. Thanks for the response!
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
1 Mar 09
The same thing happened to me. I left mine on top of my car after my dogs visit to the vets. I had a phone call, and picked up my wallet, less the money that was inside. The lady who returned it siad she found it miles away from the vets, and there was no m,aney. Fortunately personal items, and credit cards were intact.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
1 Mar 09
It's annoying to lose cash but it's such a hassle to organise replacements for credit cards etc..I know because it happened to me! Thanks for the response!
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@ellie333 (21029)
1 Mar 09
Hi Paula, Years ago I found a purse on the pavement and handed it in and then a few years ago I lost mine because I left it on the side of a boat on dry dock though whilst I used both hands to lift something and forgot to pick purse back up. I had a call a little while later from the police saying that it had been handed in and all the cash and cards were all still there so yes Karma again eh! It is refreshing to know that the majority of people are very honest, it is only the odd few I believe that would grab for themselves. Huggles. Ellie :D
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
1 Mar 09
I know. I had my purse stolen last year and it is such a horrible feeling that I cannot imagine not handing one in if I found it. Thanks for responding!
• India
1 Mar 09
I have not received back what I lost. But I have returned a bag containing Car Papaers and plot original documents including link documents. The plot was registered when there was no photos obtained by Registration office. It means I can sell that plot to any body saying I am the owner. I have sincerely called him on phone with certain identity and handed over it. I felt very satisfied by this action.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
1 Mar 09
Good on you. I would have done the same thing. I believe that good karma will probably come your way. There should be more people like you. Thanks for the response!