Saturday, October 10, 2015

Fifty Dollars

Back in August, Saturday, August 1st to be exact, I put my car under me and highballed it to Indianapolis.  I stayed at the Conrad and had a great time tearing it up with Mike and Doc Bitterman.  So today while I was sitting in my car in a parking lot and contemplating the necessity of going to the supermarket to pick up the one thing that I forgot to buy yesterday (laundry detergent), I noticed that a CD had escaped its storage place and was resting on the console.

Errant CD
Being a naturally neat and tidy person, I scooped everything out and stacked it so it would fit.  During the process, here's what I found.

Fifty Dollars
A genuine portrait of Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of our United States, surrounded by some very interesting news and numbers.  Evidently, I (or someone else, who is now out fifty smackers) had misplaced this little beauty in one of my less lucid moments.  Then I found the note that went along with it.

Honest Valet
How about that?  I remember that I tipped the valet when I picked up my car, and I'm glad I did.  Whoever he was - and I know it was a he, because I watched him drive my car off so as to make sure he could handle a standard transmission - he could have kept the $50.  I'd have never found it or missed it.

I think I'll write a letter to the Conrad hotel management and include a few photos.  Maybe they can run the guy down and thank him.

1 comment:

  1. What a fine story! The honest valet is an inspiration and a great example of what all of humanity can be.