Just ten days ago, WiseWebWoman posted about her adventure or misadventure under the title “A Dublin Tale.
Her story had a happy ending. As did mine which I am about to write about.
I was on my way to Mumbai yesterday, and had stopped off at a rest station for a cup of coffee. It was a very refreshing stop and I went back to the car to continue on my journey when someone tapped on my window which was up for the air-conditioning. He looked a suspicious type and without opening the window, I gestured to him asking him what he wanted. He waved something in his hand and gestured for me to lower the window. Curiosity got the better of me and I lowered the window to find him extending his hand inside the car with my driving license in it.
Apparently, while paying for the coffee, my license had fallen off from my wallet without my noticing it. The stranger saw it on the ground, looked around for someone looking like the photograph on the license, found me and came to return it to me. I got down from the car, thanked him profusely and offered to reward him for his trouble. He refused the offer and bid me good bye and strolled away.
Moral of the story, looks can be deceptive both ways! Also that one needs to be careful with the contents of one’s wallet. Both have registered well with me.
On catching up with my backlog, another coincidence or may I once again call it synchronicity, came my way with this article in the NYT.
We have Starbucks equivalents in India and Starbucks themselves are planning a big entry into India shortly.
You bet that I will be very careful with my belongings when I do visit Starbucks, or for that matter any restaurant, from now on.