Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Good Deed Returned

When I was at Dubai International Airport for transit on the way back from Syria, my friends and I had Burger King breakfast. Just as we were seated, we noticed a mobile phone on the table behind ours. We were quite sure the owner was gonna come back to get it, so we passed it to the BK staff.

True enough, about 15 minutes later an Indian guy came searching high and low around the table. We told him that the phone was given to the restaurant staff. It was a happy ending indeed.

When I was younger, I read a book about passing on a good deed. You know, if you do something good to this person, then the other person does a good deed for someone else. Then that someone else also passes on the good deed over to another person. You get what I mean right? It goes on and on, until eventually the whole world lives happily ever after. The end.

But in today's world, what are the odds of that happening, kan?

OK, I know my intro is quite long, so I'll get on with my story.

About two weeks ago, my little family and met Thara's little family over Burger King dinner. It was fun seeing Raees and Aydein socialising with each other as the mothers share toddler related stuff and the fathers share work things.

Aydein was quite quiet that day, just pointing to what he wants and eating away. Raees on the other hand was quite noisy and was being cheeky at times.Then he went walking around the restaurant with buddy Aydein. When it was time to go back, I had my handbag and Mer carried Raees. We double checked our table to ensure we didn't leave behind anything.

It was close to midnight when Mer wanted to snap a picture of Raees and realised the camera was not in the room. He went to the car to look for it...not there.

We retraced our steps...rewind...

The mothers and toddlers were at a closed area in BK as the boys walked about.

The fathers came over with our stuff, ready to go back...

Mer snapped pictures of us as we said our goodbyes...

Then Mer put down the camera, carried Raees and we walked out of the restaurant before doing a double check at our table.

Oh shoooot...as he put down the camera, neither of us picked it up!

Mer was devastated knowing very well the chances of finding it was almost zero. On the other hand, I kept an optimistic mind and said,"have faith that someone found it and will return it to us."

The very next morning we went to the restaurant and as Mer expected, the camera was no where to be found. I left my number and asked them to call me once they find it.

They never called :(

One week later while I was in quarantine for chicken pox, I received this message on Facebook...

OMG! OMG! OMG!

I called her instantly just to make sure. She works at BK and found the camera but didn't leave it at the restaurant because there's a possibility it might get lost. She didn't know how to return it to the owner until her mother noticed me from the pictures in the camera!

OMG! What are the odds of that happening??

The next day, Mer went over to BK and retrieved our precious camera from her. Alhamdulillah..it's back it our hands! He also met the manager, told him we will write a letter to their company to acknowledge the staff and officially thank them.

The moral of the story is, always take care of your valuable items and always do good to others as one day others will do good to you. Notice how one good deed at BK in Dubai was returned with another good deed at BK in Malaysia? ;)

13 comments:

amirah said...

yup, so true indeed

azura samsuddin said...

besnye cmtu sis, zura ritu hilang hp, smpi skrg x jupe2... sedih mmg sedih smpi skrg teringat2 kat hp tuh... pepun, baik betul org tu yer sis... jg diri baik2

Thara said...

another conclusion that i get from this entry. irin putri is a BK lover! :P

Suliana said...

alhamdulillah. ada lagi orang yg jujur kat dunia ni :-)

Little BlueBird said...

best..best...Luv this entry...Baik Hati Siti Salamah....

Fathiha Fadzli said...

Good for you,Irin...
Tx for d reminder msg fr this entry. Anyhow, d book that u read when u were little...was it Enid Blyton? remind me of childhood days as well..........heee

IRIN PUTRI said...

Amirah: glad you agree :)

Thara: haha..yeah! Mushroom Swiss Double lover to be exact :P

Suliana: tu lah kan? orang baik hati macam ni susah nak cari.

Bluebird: thanks :) yeah sangat jujur..

Fathiha: I don't remember exactly but I think it could be enid blyton. I know the story started off with a little girl..

Omecool20 said...

I always believed in this kind of acts... karma ;-) you get what you give .... cuma bila tu aja yang tak tau ;-)

madre said...

My dad always told me the same thing. It never hurt to be kind to others. Do unto others as you would have others do unto you, right?

Hopefully ezmir did write the letter. A kind person like that should be acknowledge:)

umi ameer said...

wah.. ada lagi org yg berhati mulia.. alhamdulillahhh

fuadamien said...

erm mmg susah nak jumpa insan sepertinya...baik sgt

rara said...

you can definitely buy a new camera, tapi precious pictures dalam tu yang sayang tu kan?
anyway, alhamdulillah u got it back. you're really lucky a good person found it. :)

Hafizah said...

kalau i hilang this D500..mau nangis menjerit-jerit.hehehe..DSLR lover