Saturday, June 22, 2024
Miles from the Mainstream
D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor
Reaffirmation on a Theme of Human Kindness

June 5, 2023 --

One Tuesday evening, last month, LPR could not find his coin purse. Thinking he might have lost it near the local public library, LPR checked the library, nex day -- no purse. LPR resolved to be more careful in the future, assuming the purse was gone forever.

Three days later, LPR went to a local pharmacy to pick up a prescription. As he was at the counter, the floor manager came up to him and asked, "did you lose a purse?" When LPR said that he did, the manager asked LPR to describe the purse.

Saying it had New York City landmarks on it, the nanger said, "here it is, with the money ($16) inside," explaining that a postal worker found it outside the store. LPR went to take out some of the money to leave for the thoughtful citizen, but the manager said, "He wouldn't accept money, anyway." Thereupon, LPR put a few bills in a charity container.