I had the misfortune of having my car broken into recently. The culprit grabbed my briefcase and it was not long before he tried to cash a forged cheque at my bank.
Fortunately, the bank was suspicious and called me as the perpetrator made a hasty retreat from the bank. His effort was recorded on video so the RCMP should be able to easily resolve this.
It is always disappointing when something like this happens to you. It is disappointing because it is easy to become distrustful and bitter. It is also disappointing because no one likes to be a victim.
But the real aggravation was having to change my all my bank numbers and codes and do a fair bit of running around straightening out all my financial affairs. Count on two days for this.
To my surprise, a woman came to my place of business while I was out adjusting all my banking. She had found my battered briefcase while walking along the clay cliffs and went out of her way to return it to me.
I am truly thankful for her thoughtfulness. Along with my chequebooks, several CDs of old family photos and other important documents were again in my hands.
While there are a few individuals who will disappoint us time to time, there are many others who will brighten our day. Thank you, Jessica. You brightened my day.