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9 Ball Girl
12-17-2002, 10:19 AM
I've just made someone named Monica very happy this holiday season. Last night before league play, I went to Pathmark to do a little bit of food shopping. I called car service to get driven home. When I got in the car, there was a very thick wallet on the seat. Being the NYer that I am, I don't readily trust anyone so instead of handing the wallet to the car service dude, I put it in one of my shopping bags. I get home, put the food away and briefly look through the wallet. She had a number of credit cards, her bank card with her pin number on a piece of paper, her SSN card which is very bad to lose this day and age, $129 with a bank receipt showing a left over balance of about $3,000, a Palm Pilot, Health Insurance Card, drivers license and other doodads.

This morning I get to work and I call her office and she picks up. I told her I found her wallet and she told me that she was having a bad night last night. Her car got towed and she jumped in the car service that just happened to be there. She said she was crying all night after she cancelled her credit cards but was really upset about her SSN card. I told her that the only reason I wound up in that particular car is because my regular car service guys weren't available so I wound up calling the other guys which I rarely do. I also told her that it was best that I keep her wallet instead of giving it to the driver 'cause I just don't trust anyone!

Anyway, she told me I was an angel and she's now on her way here. If she offers me $$$ for finding her wallet, I'm not going to take it because that's just how I am.

Wendy~~has done her good deed of the century... /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Rich R.
12-17-2002, 10:28 AM
I think Monica is getting an early Christmas present from an angel. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif
Merry Christmas to Monica, and 9 Ball Girl.

Wally_in_Cincy
12-17-2002, 10:53 AM
Good for you.

That's good karma you know.

But why didn't you call her last night? /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

9 Ball Girl
12-17-2002, 10:58 AM
It turns out she works as Manager for Undergraduate Admissions for the School of Visual Arts. Of course she offered me $$$ which I didn't take, but she told me if I or anyone I know needs to get into the school, give her a call. Mmm. Maybe I can take that Computer Graphic Advertising class I've always wanted to take! /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Anyway, she hugged me and blessed me and all, I just blushed. Teehee. /ccboard/images/graemlins/blush.gif

Wendy~~not used to getting hugs but I'll take 'em when I can! /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

9 Ball Girl
12-17-2002, 11:01 AM
She didn't have a home number in her wallet and I didn't want to turn on her Palm Pilot and possibly erase things. I found her card for the number at her job and she wasn't there at the time I got home. And, I was hauling a$$ to my league tourney. She had lost it at about 5 PM, I found it at 6 PM so she had already cancelled all the pertinent stuff.

Wally_in_Cincy
12-17-2002, 11:16 AM
That's what I figured. I hope you know I was kidding /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif.

I think people should not carry their SS card. That's like carrying your PIN number in your wallet.

I found a guy's wallet with $180 one night on a barstool. Found out who he was, tracked him down at another bar and he had it back in 2 hours. He still buys me a beer every time I see him.

cheesemouse
12-17-2002, 11:20 AM
/ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif Your a good girl Wendy /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Tom_In_Cincy
12-17-2002, 11:36 AM
Wendy,

You're proof that there are Angles on earth.. good deeds are gifts of Love.

Chris Cass
12-17-2002, 03:14 PM
Old Nazee better get a clue and hang onto you. Hey, I'm a rap star. HAHAHAHHA

Wendy, what can I say? Your straight up.

Regards,

C.C.~~Xmas spirit and honesty goes far on the CCB. Too bad GF doesn't write about the people we have her. There isn't another board like this in the billiard industry anywhere. IMHO

WesK
12-17-2002, 09:02 PM
Good for you.

wes

cueball1950
12-17-2002, 10:55 PM
Well Wendy. you are top flight as all of those who have met you already know. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif Now everyone in the WHOLE world knows what we know....good Job sweetheart........mike

CarolNYC
12-18-2002, 04:57 AM
Way to go Wendy,
Thats what NYers are made of!
Carol:)

silverbullet
12-18-2002, 06:28 PM
great deed wendy. proof there are good people in ny. you raised the reputation of the city you live in /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

blu

Vagabond
12-18-2002, 08:40 PM
That is nice of u.cheers
vagabond

TomBrooklyn
12-18-2002, 11:05 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote silverbullet:</font><hr>proof there are good people in NY. <hr /></blockquote>Was there ever any doubt in the mind of the Lady from Maryland?

Brooklyn has not forgotten the four hundred Marylanders who came here to help us repel the British in the first major battle of the American Revolution, and how they were instumental in saving a large part of our Army at awful cost to themselves, leaving our shores with only nine men. We remain in watch of those you left behind a few furlongs from where I write this now.

9 Ball Girl
12-19-2002, 09:10 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote TomBrooklyn:</font><hr> Brooklyn has not forgotten the four hundred Marylanders who came here to help us repel the British in the first major battle of the American Revolution, and how they were instumental in saving a large part of our Army at awful cost to themselves, leaving our shores with only nine men. We remain in watch of those you left behind a few furlongs from where I write this now. <hr /></blockquote>

Wow. I must've skipped History class the day that taught us that! Just kidding! /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

9 Ball Girl
12-19-2002, 11:01 AM
So I get a call at work from Langdon Florists. They tell me that I have a delivery downstairs. I'm thinking, "Mmm, I wonder who they can be from". Well, as usual, I was wrong to think that it was from any male that I know, instead I got a beautiful basket full of Italian goodies from Monica and a card in which she wrote:

There aren't enough ways to say "Thank you" for the thoughtfullness and kindess you extended to me! I had given up hope that I would ever find my wallet but you came along and lifted my spirits! May God Bless you and yours this Holiday Season. Thank you, thank you! Enjoy! Always Best Wishes! Monica

Wendy~~just sharing /ccboard/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

12-19-2002, 11:19 AM
I can't decide what's better here. What you did to help this woman, or that she has taken such steps to show her gratitude. This day and age you're lucky to get a thank you, much less such a heartfelt demonstration.
Good on you, and good on her! /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

silverbullet
12-19-2002, 12:38 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote TomBrooklyn:</font><hr> <blockquote><font class="small">Quote silverbullet:</font><hr>proof there are good people in NY. <hr /></blockquote>Was there ever any doubt in the mind of the Lady from Maryland?

Brooklyn has not forgotten the four hundred Marylanders who came here to help us repel the British in the first major battle of the American Revolution, and how they were instumental in saving a large part of our Army at awful cost to themselves, leaving our shores with only nine men. We remain in watch of those you left behind a few furlongs from where I write this now. <hr /></blockquote>

No doubt in my mind. I was hoping to come this holiday to visit ccb friends but looks like family matters are going to pre-empt, assuming I am well enough to go home.


This would have been my second trip to the big city in the north. I could tell you a long story about that. The important thing is I was stuck in a bad situation and a kind couple took me in until it was time to ride my plane back home. And I felt like Dorothy when she said "there is no place like home". But I know I will visit my NYC friends, and when I come, I will be home also. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Tom, you are just full of witticisms and knowledge. /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

blu

Wally_in_Cincy
12-19-2002, 01:29 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote TomBrooklyn:</font><hr> .....Brooklyn has not forgotten the four hundred Marylanders who came here to help us repel the British in the first major battle of the American Revolution,..... <hr /></blockquote>

I think we all remember that Tom. God bless Maryland.

TomBrooklyn
12-20-2002, 02:08 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote 9 Ball Girl:</font><hr>Wow. I must've skipped History class the day that taught us that! Just kidding!/ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif<hr /></blockquote>No problem, Wendy! Thanks to Al Gore you can read about it here: http://www.brooklynonline.com/history/battle.xhtml Without doublechecking the details... a large British force intent on attacking the Colonial Rebels that had formed a line through what is now Prospect Park passed within a few blocks of your place in a flanking maneauver(circling to the side and rear). It was the other branch of the two pronged attack however that the Marylanders fought ...starting on what is now 5th Avenue around 39th St. in a retrograde movement to around 3rd Street, where they dug in and made a final stand.