Tuesday, December 17, 2013

I am glad there are still good people in the world

I have lived in Rochester for going on 10 years now (yes, that does make me feel old).  The thing about living downtown is that often times you do not get off street parking.  Combine that with a snowy city, and you get a very messy parking situation.  

Finding parking can be a pain at times, but I knew that would be the problem when we agreed to rent this apartment, so I can't complain.  For the most part, I have been pretty lucky with the whole parking on the street thing... until this past Wednesday.

Tuesday had been a particularly snowy evening (like this whole week has been), so I gave myself a little extra time to clean off my car before I left for work on Wednesday morning.   I go to unlock my door and I notice that there was a note stuck in the handle.  I skim the note and began to panic.  Someone hit my parked car last night!  Not just a little ding or scratch that I could live with, but it was flat out crushed.  The guy left his name and phone number and asked me to call him.

 I was expecting it to be a fake number, but it wasn't!  The guy had already called his insurance company and filed a claim.  All I had to do was bring my car into the body shop and the rest was on them.  I was pleasantly surprised.

The whole situation got me thinking about society and how we view other people.  I will admit that I am the first to assume the worst in people.  But not everyone is a rotten person, not everyone is "out to get you".  The guy that hit my car was so upset.  He said he knocked on a few doors and tried to find me because he felt bad leaving without talking to me.  It gave me a new outlook, and I have been challenged to first look for the good in people, instead of assume the worst.  So maybe, this little situation was actually a blessing in disguise.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad that it turned out to be a real number! I've had so many friends end up on the not-so-positive side of your situation. It's a definite downfall of living downtown....