Friday, July 13, 2007

I had one of those "check yourself" moments this morning while walking in the train station. A guy in front of me dropped his wallet, and didn't notice it at all, and it landed right at my feet. Now in reality, about 30 seconds went by before I gave it back to him, but in my mind it felt like about 3 hours. First I quickly snatched up the wallet and held it, and then I kind of look around to see who saw me pick it up and no one did. I didn't open it at all, but I held it, and then an angel appeared on my left shoulder, and the devil was perched on my right and we did a point/counterpoint argument. It really shouldn't have been that hard of a decision, but it was, and that is kind of sad. Given that I just lost all of my possessions, I shouldn't have taken that long to give someone just one small wallet. But I guess it was a lesson for me. Eventually, I caught up to the gentleman, gave him back his wallet, and he thanked me, shook my hand and caught his train. It would have been cool if he reached in his wallet and gave me a five dollar bill or something, but that's just me nitpicking. Anyway, I feel a little guilty about the whole thing, but I really shouldn't because I did do the right thing...

Speaking of Spike Lee, here is my favorite song from his movie School Daze:

I Can Only Be Me - Keith John

5 comments:

Jamal said...

I think everyone has a point when they go back and forth about something like that. In the end you always do the right thing. Hopefully

Jamal said...

I think everyone has a point when they go back and forth about something like that. In the end you always do the right thing. Hopefully

hadassah444 said...

how ironic Rashad. Remember the wallet I found, LOL

Bashful said...

No need to feel guilty, after all you did do the right thing. Have a great weekend!

TM said...

Everyone at some point has had to think about doing the right thing but as we get older the decision gets easier to make. You know I give you no props for doing what you are supposed to do though right? lol!