Friday, July 18, 2008

The Curious Innkeeper

We only have one car, so Devan rides the bus and Trax to work. Last week he had a book with him, but he accidentally left it on the bus. He had given that book to me for Christmas last year, so he felt bad about it. There was also a paycheck stub that he had left in the book. Well, yesterday Devan got the mail and there was a large envelope with nothing but "The Curious Innkeeper" in the spot for a return address. He opened it up and it was my book! Somebody must have found it and mailed it to the address on the paycheck stub. Included was a note which said:
Dear friend,
In an absent-minded moment you left your book on the bus. Wouldn't you like to know the end of the story? Good luck in your search for truth.
-The Curious Innkeeper
(In case you're wondering what that last line meant, the book was a novel about somebody's search for truth). Anyway, its just little things like that that make me realize how many nice, good people there really are out there. About a month ago, Devan dropped his wallet at Wal-Mart. He didn't realize it til the next morning, but when he did realize it he called to see if it had been turned in. and guess what? Somebody had picked it up and turned it into the Customer Service desk. and there was nothing missing from it, not even a little cash. We've been very blessed to have the things that we loose fall into honest hands. Hopefully we won't press our luck and continue losing things.


Melanie said...

Wow that's really cool! I don't quite understand the title the good Samaritan gave themselves. A reference to the innkeeper in the nativity story? (Though that doesn't make sense to me) A real innkeeper? And curious. Are they saying that the innkeeper is curious as in wants to know things, or curious as in strange? Too much philosophy? Yeah, I think so too. I'm glad you got your book and wallet back!

Stephanie said...

That's so cool! How thoughtful of someone to mail the book to you!