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Paul McGaha
05-12-2012, 7:49 PM
We went out to eat last night and I managed to leave my credit card at a Famous Dave's restaurant.

I noticed it was gone today and called them and asked if they had it.

Our waitress turned the card in and the manager told me they locked it in their safe last night. I could reclaim it by showing a picture ID (a good and fair policy).

I picked it up this afternoon.

So, A story about good people with a happy ending. We are very grateful to have had this young lady taking care of us, and looking out for us.

PHM

Mike Henderson
05-12-2012, 8:12 PM
There are honest people out there. Probably a lot more than we think. Good to hear your story.

Mike

Larry Frank
05-12-2012, 9:24 PM
My wife had a similar experience at a Red Robin. We often do not spend enough time mentioning the good things that happen and way to much time ranting about the bad things.

Have a good day!

John A langley
05-12-2012, 9:31 PM
Paul - It is very satisfying to know you got your credit card back. My wife and I were traveling to Virginia to visit my sister in Oakton and I left my credit card on top of a gas pump in Buckley West Virginia. The next time we stopped I didn't have a credit card, or course. Fortunately I had the receipt and the phone number and I called, figuring my next call would be to the credit card company to cancel it. She told me that she had it that somebody had turned it in. I told her I would pick it up on my way back thru on my return trip to Kansas. She offered to mail it to me at my sister's. Two days later it was in the mail. I Larry said,, we grumble about the bad things and hardly ever mention the good things. I really feel there are more honest people in the world than there are dishonest. Have a great day.

Belinda Williamson
05-13-2012, 8:42 AM
Thanks for sharing your story, Paul. I've been pretty lucky, too.

I got a call from my bank one morning to let me know that someone turned in my debit card. They found it in a parking lot. I didn't even know it was missing.

On a trip to Vegas I lost my driver's license. We were to fly home the next day so I was pretty frantic about it. I mentally retraced my steps and called every casino I had been to. I apparently lost it in the restroom of Paris Casino and someone turned it in to security.

Maybe it's the area I live in, but I come across lots of nice people every day.

Curt Harms
05-13-2012, 10:40 AM
My wife had a similar experience at a Red Robin. We often do not spend enough time mentioning the good things that happen and way to much time ranting about the bad things.

Have a good day!

Experiences like your wife's and Paul's don't make sensational news copy.

Dave Lehnert
05-13-2012, 11:14 AM
I worked in retail for years. You would be surprised the number of customers that would come back in after a day or two saying "Cashier only rang up one item when I had two" Or "I got home and this necklace was in the pocket of the jeans I purchased"
Most people pride themselves on doing the right thing.

Lee Schierer
05-13-2012, 9:27 PM
I left my card accidently at the local Buffalo Wild Wings. Discovered it missing the next day. Stopped by and they waitress had turned it in to the manager. When I told him what type of card, and the name on it he said he had it, but asked for ID just to insure who I was. I left an extra tip for the waitress.

Lee

Ken Fitzgerald
05-13-2012, 10:34 PM
We accidentally left a credit card at a local restaurant. When we got home the phone rang and manager of the restaurant asked if we had just eaten there. When we replied yes, he informed us he had our credit card. We drove back, showed a photo ID, retrieved the card and left a little something extra for our server too!

Ron Natalie
05-14-2012, 8:59 AM
I left my AMEX card at Bonefish one time when we were traveling. Fortunately I was returning back the same way and they had it.

Paul McGaha
05-14-2012, 9:38 AM
Glad so many had a similar outcome as to what we had.

I hope Dave Lehnert is right, and that most people actually pride themselves in doing the right thing.

It was true in this case.

Just that based on what you typically see on the news, I was expecting the worst.

Thank you all for your comments.

PHM

Tom Winship
05-14-2012, 11:18 AM
A very good friend vacationed in Victoria. The last nite he got back to the hotel and his wallet was missing. He retraced his route (over a mile) to no avail. He went down to check out and told the cashier he hoped they had his card on file and explained his predicament. The cashier went behind the desk and came back with his wallet.

Long story short, a man was walking his dog and the dog found the wallet on the street. They passed a parked city bus and the man asked the driver if he would turn it in. The driver found the hotel card key, took the wallet to the hotel and gave it to them.

Yes, there are honest people in the world. Credit cards and a goodly amount of cash was still there.

Kevin Gregoire
05-15-2012, 8:58 PM
thats good to know there are still good honest people around but i hope you left her a good tip after getting it?

Paul McGaha
05-16-2012, 9:25 AM
thats good to know there are still good honest people around but i hope you left her a good tip after getting it?

Kevin,

I didnt leave her an additional tip. I gave here a very nice tip (about 25%) the night before. She was a very good waitress. I'm no expert on tips but I think 25% is a pretty good tip.

She was there when I picked up the card. I think she would agree an additional tip wasnt neccessary (because I tipped her generously the night before).

Still, Now that you mention it, I think I'll really hook her up the next time she serves us. We're in there every couple of weeks.

PHM

Ole Anderson
05-16-2012, 10:06 AM
Not a credit card story but similar. While in FL we bought a used boat so we could go fishing each year when we returned. The salsmen gave us the papers which included the official FL title for both the boat and motor. That afternoon (on a weekend) we took it out for a spin. We had placed all of the papers in a zip lock bag and stuffed it into a zipped cloth bag just in case we got stopped. I reached into the zipped bag to get a shirt and must have dislodged the zip lock bag. I then proceeded to run her up to full throttle, into a 15 mph headwind just to see what it would do. Next day, we couldn't find the title, which we needed Monday in order to get it transferred to our name. The following Wednesday we got a call from the marina saying someone had found the bag floating in the bay. The finder had put the papers in the microwave to dry and they returned the whole package to the captain at the marina who had left us his card. He didn't leave his name so we could thank him. The world is filled with good people.

Harry Hagan
05-17-2012, 1:39 PM
We accidentally left a credit card at a local restaurant. When we got home the phone rang and manager of the restaurant asked if we had just eaten there. When we replied yes, he informed us he had our credit card. We drove back, showed a photo ID, retrieved the card and left a little something extra for our server too!

Thatís the way it should be handled. I was fortunate to remember the last time Iíd used a credit card a few days prior to realizing it was gone. I called the restaurant and the owner admitted the waitress had failed to return the card. Obviously I didnít notice it either.

When I asked the owner why he didnít have the credit card company contact meóhe didnít have an answer. No response. We havenít been back since after patronizing the place for over twenty years

W Craig Wilson
05-20-2012, 8:30 AM
Experiences like your wife's and Paul's don't make sensational news copy.


We would really be in a sad state if such decency were so rare as to become headline worthy!

Paul Douglass
05-20-2012, 11:38 AM
Check this one out. I dropped my wallet (without noticing) in Japan's biggest, busiest train station. It contained a large amount of Japanese cash. We were rushing across the station to catch our next train. A young lady chased us all the way across the terminal to return it. She had seen it drop. Yes there are very good honest people in this world.

Ken Fitzgerald
05-20-2012, 12:41 PM
Paul.......When on the South Island of New Zealand, we took a tour of the Milford Sound. It December 26th, Boxing Day, a NZ holiday and the tour entailed a 4 hour bus ride from Queenstown, 3 hours by boat and then 4 more hours by bus back to Queenstown. The bus driver told us to be on the bus no later than 5 minutes after the shipped docked. A professional photographer took photos as we boarded the ship and offered photo packages as we disembarked. My wife wanted the package, it was $18 NZ and I paid with a $20 for which he gave me change. 40 yards later up the pier as we entered the terminal building to board the bus, the photographer ran me down and gave me the 2nd $20 which was stuck to the first. There are honest people around the world.