Letter: Lost-and-found story
This past Saturday, I realized that my makeshift money clip with just enough money to miss, was no longer in my pocket. I retraced my recent travels, and inquired at one earlier stop without luck. Monday, I had given up hope on recovery, as I had expected the few bills and small paper clamp to turn up in the fold of a seat already checked more than once. I drove home after picking up a few groceries and missing the the lost currency. A car I did not know was in the driveway. A man exited his car, asked if my lost money and clip was mine, and handed me my few bills. Greenfield should know about the people who helped return a few folded dollars, and the man who did more than return some money.
Helen Snow found the clipped bills while house hunting for a niece, and practiced a too-often-lost standard, when she turned the money into Brian Derry of Mohawk Real Estate at an “Open House.” Brian Derry had absolutely no information about whose money was found, other than a veterinarian appointment card clipped with the dropped money — which only had an animal’s name and appointment date. Mr. Derry made the effort to learn who may have had a veterinarian appointment, left us a message and further went out of his way to return the lost money. Mr. Derry literally went more than the extra mile to learn how to, and to return lost cash that easily could have been kept — as it was without the owner’s identification. That he pursued an investigation to return just a few dollars is a strong example of a practice of standards. If I ever have real estate business to conduct, I will make my arrangements with a man who practices standards, and who bothered to go the extra mile. Thank you Brian Derry and Helen Snow
JOHN E. FRANC