--by Butterkind, posted Sep 29, 2021
In the evening when my mom and myself were preparing to leave, I took my bag and found that the money purse in it was missing. I had carried 40 thousand rupees cash in it since I had to pay some bills. I started to look around in panic, and then recalled my visit to the cafeteria a few hours ago!
So, as I was heading to the cafeteria, I was quite disappointed at my irresponsibility and hoped that no one would’ve stolen the purse. When I entered the cafeteria it was quiet, and just a couple of attendants were hanging around.
I asked one of them if they had seen a grey pouch. They asked me to check with the cleaner lady named Rani who happened to be mopping the floors. When I asked Rani she told me to check on the counter.
To my big relief, the money pouch was there! I took it and took a peep inside, and yes, all the money was there too!
It was obvious that Rani was not aware of the contents of the purse.
She told me how she had spotted the purse while cleaning the table, and just put it at the counter, as usual. I thanked her and left.
I later came back and gave her some money as an appreciation for her sincerity, but she was smiling with embarrassment (behind her mask) and unwilling to accept anything. But I insisted that she accept it and she finally agreed.
I was immensely moved by Rani’s honesty and so glad to have met a person like her!