Lawson writes . . . sharing thoughts and memories

July 19, 2012

Accident At The Mall

Filed under: Uncategorized — lawsonjolly @ 5:00 am

We live in a great place.  People are friendly and for the most part, very honest.  I had that honesty to display itself in an unusual way.

I had to go to the mall in an adjacent city.  It is always a hassle to find a parking place at this particular mall.  The space I found seemed so narrow, but I was not going to risk losing it by looking for another . . .  so I pulled in.  I went into the mall for a brief time  and was glad that I could get back in the car and go home.

As I walked across the parking lot, I saw my car and my heart sank.  I realized that the side of my car had been damaged.  Evidently because of the tight space the car that had parked next to me hit my car as they backed out.

I looked at the damage with gloom.  Oh, the entire side of the car had been scraped.  I had an emotion of sorrow and sadness.  I began to feel some anger that a person would do this and not stay around.  How can someone damage a car and just drive away?  They could have at least come into the mall and had an announcement made concerning the owner of a certain vehicle with a certain tag number.  I have heard such announcements!

In disgust, I opened the door to get into the car.  Then I saw it.  There was a note that had been placed under the windshield wiper.  My heart felt better.  People are honest!  I knew it was a note from the person who had damaged my car.  I assumed they had not thought of having me paged in the mall, but they had left their name and number for me to contact.

I eagerly grabbed the note and began to read:  “I am sorry that I scraped the side of your car so bad.  There are at least 20 people here in the parking lot that witnessed me hit your car.  They see me writing this note, and so they are not saying anything to me.  They think I am writing down my name and telephone number.  But I am not!”

Enjoy today!  Smile . . . and others will smile back!



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