So I am heading to work this morning and jay-walking across 59th Street and Lexington in NYC. What do I see laying in the middle of ther street(literally)? A passport. Re-issued in late 2011 and it is stamped in that back that it is a replacement for a previous LOST ONE!
I get home and do my due diligence: Goodle/Facebook(I am not a member but am using a friend's login)/etc. I find the guy. Looks like he lives in Florida. I message him, his sis and his cousin. I see that he works at the Swiss Club of Central Florida. I e-mail what looks like a relative who also work there(no phone number contact.)
He just called when I was typing this. SOOOO happy that I am not a shady character. He just moved to NYC and was VERY stessed that he lost the passport. I am meeting with him tomorrow to return it. We joked that I should have have opened a credit card account using the passport!
My good deed quota has been met for the Qtr!!
Anyone every done something similiar??? Or get something returned to them that was VERY important??
I lost a diamond watch in Carmel, CA one Christmas and was just sick over it.
I told the restaurant where we were eating, and I had JUST realized I had lost the watch because I was trying to check the time regarding our reservation, that I had lost it and gave them my name and phone number to contact me IF anyone found the watch. In the meantime, another dinner guest, just arriving in the parking lot where the watch fell, found the watch and told the restaurant she had found a diamond watch. Do you think the restaurant put two and two together? hhhmmmm.....NO! I even called the restaurant for a few days afterward and asked if anyone had found a watch. Well dah.....let's see. NO.
I made a police report and placed an ad in the local paper. The finder saw the ad and called me. Sent the watch back first class, insured. Did not want a reward, but I sent her one anyway. I was lucky an honest person found it.
someone returned my passport to me - saved me a lot of hassle
we were moving house and i forgot i had hidden my passport under the tissue paper in a drawer
well all the furniture got sent off to a second hand shop once we left the rented flat
and i discovered i had lost my passport and started the big hassle of getting a new one
but the office sent a letter to say my old one had been found and posted it back to me
so i couldn't say thanks to the person who found it and made the effort to send it to the nz high commission
It is such a hassle when you lose a passport overseas. I lost mine in China and I had to get a temporary one from the consul (a trip to Guangzhou) then get an exit visa from the Shenzhen Public Security Bureau and then fly back to Australia to get a new passport as I didn't have a birth certificate that could be found easily. Also Australians are charged extra for your subsequent passports after you lose one.
It is always good to keep a photocopy of your passport and current visa just in case you do lose it though as it makes it easier when getting new ones.
I have found cards in ATMs a couple of times and having seen the person leave was able to return them and it was done once to me.
I related this story on my Trier page:
Well done Ter1413!!
You've saved that guy a LOT of bother. Bravo!!
Good for you.
I don't know if you believe in karma or not....................
Tks...I have today off for the 4th of July and REALLY want to just stay home and relax.....but have agred to meet in the city(NYC) at 12 to get it back to him...
I want to be back home by 12:20 relaxing!!
Oh well done, you are exactly the kind of person who restores my faith in human nature! Thanks from me for doing that!
well done you -- you may have made a new friend from your good deed - hope so
Its meant to be..and one day you will know why
I am going to text him and reschedule for 10am. They are saying that it is going to be feeling like 100 degrees by noon.
I met with the guy appr an hour ago. He hugged me hen he relized that I was the person who found hos passport. Good deed completed....
Nice!! Clearly greatful :-)
well done again
seems he was truly grateful
Doesn't that make you feel good???
I did feel good. He wanted to buy me a beer..but I wanted to get home and out of the heat....
A beer would have helped with the heat, it has always worked for me!
I would have had one too LOL
I'm looking at my passport and thinking that man was VERY lucky a nice person found his!! The more you think about it the more you realise what a nice thing to do.
My son was working for a building gang a few years ago, they left home very early hours of morning in a van to go to a site. The boys were asleep in the back and they stopped in the middle of nowhere to check the load on behind. The boys stumbled out of the van to take a nature stop, and my son had fallen asleep with his phone on his knee so of course it fell out of the van unbeknown to him.
As dawn broke a car came along (very remote road!) and the rising sun glistened on the phone lying on the side of the road. A lady, also had been sleeping in her car, just woke in time to see this shiney thing, and told her husband to stop she thought she saw a phone!! So some hours later, my phone rang, and thinking it was my son telling me he had arrived at destination, was shocked to hear a lady's voice. I immediately thought they must have had an accident but was pleasantly surprised to hear the story. She was even nice enough to deliver said phone to building site. That boy was very lucky that day, I often remind him! (He lost his phone again a few months later and again it was found and returned!!). He pays for his own phones these days LOL.