Saturday, March 17, 2012

Heart of Gold

It's common to hear complaints about Thai cabbies, so today it was refreshing to read a story about one taxi driver in Bangkok who did a good deed by returning $410,000 US dollars worth of gold jewelry to a passenger who left it behind in his cab. The owner of the jewelry is a gold seller who bought 289 ounces of the precious metal earlier in the day and forgot it in the cab when he was helping his wife out of the car. Oops. Upon return of the jewelry, the owner rewarded the taxi driver by giving him two gold necklaces worth $10,000 US dollars. If you come across a Bangkok cabby wearing a lot of bling, it might just be our hero in the story.