Opinion

Honesty welcomed

Editor: In dismay I noticed that someone’s vehicle had damaged the rear of my Toyota. It had been parked in the lot adjacent to the Walnut Grove Recreation Centre, while I played table tennis.

Fearing the worst and suspecting that it had been a ‘hit-and-run,’ I picked up the shattered glass and climbed into the driver’s seat.

Then I saw it. A piece of paper secured under the wiper blade. I thought I might read something along the line of “Tough luck, buddy”

Instead of that, there was a small note asking me to phone a certain name at a given number. Upon calling, the person admitted liability for the damage and said that they would ensure my vehicle was fixed.

I was most gratified by the honesty of one who could have easily driven off into the wet afternoon without penalty. I have talked with this individual several times since, and now know that a wonderfully open and honest being lives amongst us.

It has been disclosed somebody driving too quickly to exit the parking lot was responsible for the entire situation, as the good citizen who bumped into me was avoiding being hit.

The small amount of damage is going to cost my new acquaintance far more money than I had thought it would.

I just hope that fate smiles upon this wonderful individual and that happiness and good fortune will embellish a good life.

Mike Harvey,

Langley

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