30.7.05

Little miracles

Since Terz has the angry blog that frequently targets bad cab drivers, I thought I'd even out the karma and praise the driver of Comfort Cab (blue top) number SH 8130, because you are kindness itself.

You see, I have all the presence of mind of a two-year-old, so while I remembered to take my wallet with me, I blithely left my primary cellphone behind in the cab this morning. Exhibiting further acuity, I managed to not register the loss until about twenty minutes after I'd gotten out of the cab. (In my own defense, I'd spent most of those twenty minutes discussing with a student the career prospects for psychologists in Singapore.) And in the most brilliant exercise of my streetwise skills to date, I immediately panicked a colleague to get me the cab company's lost-and-found hotline, instead of calling my cellphone itself to see if someone had picked it up.

I am so not an urban warrior.

Anyway, in the midst of my conversation with the lost-and-found hotline operator, the obvious course of action became apparent to me, and I went on to call my cellphone --- which rang and rang (miracle! the first sign that someone's nicked a forgotten phone is that they've switched it off or chucked the SIM card) --- and which the cab driver then answered and immediately offered to drive back to me.

A blessed miracle, indeed. And of course, I duly compensated the cab driver for his time. Can't let good deeds go unnoticed.

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3 Comments:

At 7/31/2005 8:09 am , Blogger StupidGenius said...

how nice.
wish tat happens to me when i lost all my prev phones...

 
At 7/31/2005 11:42 pm , Blogger Tym said...

I was just lucky to realise the loss before the cab driver had picked up too many other passengers. You can be sure I'll be more careful with my cellphone from now onwards!

 
At 8/01/2005 12:25 am , Blogger StupidGenius said...

Thats what I always say each time... :P

Btw, I oso TYM. It was abit weird to see Tym being referred to as a female at 1st... :P

 

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