A few days ago, I was telling one of my best friends that I wouldn't be able to make it to their wedding because it would cost me around $500 for airfare and a hotel for a night. I thought it would be impossible for me to somehow come up with $500 unless a miracle of miracles happened. My friend told me, well, you never know.
Strange things have been happening. A while back, I wrote a blog entry about desperately needing money for an ink cartridge. Two days later, I found $20. So, here I am writing again about finding money. This time, I am writing about an amount that I thought would be outright impossible to ever find on the ground.
However, before I continue with this story, I should offer a moral background story to my character. You see, I am an honest person. If I find a substanial sum of money, I am the kind of person to turn it in.
So, yes, sadly, I still will not be able to attend my friends wedding which is less than three weeks away, but for a brief period of time, I had acquired $500. And, that is why I am writing here today. Because, maybe there is something magical if you make it known that you really need something. Today, I feel like a miracle occurred. In a way, I was proved wrong about not acquiring $500.
Okay, so how did I find $500 and why did I turn it in. Well, it is simple. I went to the bank. Deposited what little money I had left so I could buy a book, and as I made my way back to my car, I spotted a folded $100 bill. However, this bill was right next to someone's car door. I went to pick up the bill, and I noticed several more bills underneath it. There were 5 $100 bills!!!! Now, I have heard of people finding $100 bills. And, I think on a couple of occassions I have found $20 bills. But, never in my life have I found a $100 nor for that matter $500. So, this was quite shocking.
However, I realized that since this money was right outside someone's car door that there was a might good chance that this was their money that they somehow dropped as they got into their car. How someone managed to drop $500, I don't know. That seems like quite an achievement to me. I mean, I lost a wallet one time on a bus, but it fell out of my pocket, and luckily I had no more than $50 in it. Which for me, $50 is still a lot of money. Heck, for me $50 is probably what $500 is for most people. So, for me, finding $500 was like finding $5000 or pretty much winning the lottery, although on a substanially smaller basis.
So, anyway, I tapped on the door of the person's car, and I gave them the money. Sadly, they did not offer me a reward. But, that is okay, but I think that person should consider themeselves darn lucky that I didn't take the money for myself or even 1 of those $100 bills. Also, the person just said thanks and that was pretty much it. I was hoping for the person to show me a higher level of gratitude, but oh well. At least, I did the right thing. I know if I lost that much money, I would be beyond devastated. I am sure that once the person realized they lost $500 that their whole week, possibly whole month would have been ruined and that they would have probably had a though time getting by. So, I am grateful that I was able to save this person of going through that burden. But, yes, it is still nice to know that you are appreciated for doing the right thing.
But, with that said, I guess I stil won't be going to my friends wedding, but I sure find it funny that after we talked about that it would take a miracle of me somehow getting $500 that I just so happen to find $500. Who knows, perhaps somehow, I will manage to acquire $500 within less than three weeks. However, I do ask that if that were to happen that it doesn't involve someone losing their money because that just isn't awesome.
Thank you for reading today's blog entry! May you have a most awesome day of awesomeness!