June 7th, 2003

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If I'm not careful...

... I'm going to end up with my faith in humanity at least partially restored.

First, there was the pharmacy incident of a couple of weeks ago, which was pretty stunning in and of itself.

But, that's not what's spawning this post.

Yesterday, I went out to pick up some badly-needed meds (bad week to go off the Prozac, you know), and had taken my iPod along to listen to in the car. I unhooked everything when I got home, and came upstairs. Then, when I was getting ready to go out to the movies last night, I couldn't find it anywhere. I had a brief moment of panic when I thought that I had thrown it away with the other things I cleaned out of the car, but I looked in the trash can downstairs, and it wasn't there, and the trashcan still had just the trash that I had thrown out in it, so I guessed that wasn't it. So, I came to the conclusion that I had taken it upstairs like I remembered, and simply put it down "somewhere I could find it" in the apartment. (Isn't that the most dangerous place ever?)

Today, when I got in the car to go look at cars (yes, that makes sense), I noticed that there was a note under my windshield wiper. It said, "I found an ipod. Call me at [number]."


So, I call the number, and leave voice mail. She called me back about 20 minutes ago, and I went upstairs to retrieve the iPod, taking $20 with me (all the cash I had on hand). She wouldn't take the cash, and said she was glad she found the owner. I felt rather goofy offering a mere $20 for someone returning a $500 toy, but... and then she didn't take it.


Sometimes, people don't suck.

[Edit: Went to work to fetch the iPod power stuffs, as I had left it there on Thursday, and the battery was dead when I picked up the thingie from the nice lady. First round reports seem to indicate that the iPod still works. I'm really pressing my luck, here.]
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I don't understand.

I drove out to the office tonight to pick up some things there that I'd forgotten and needed, and as I drove down the street the office is on, I realized...

The sprinklers were on.


It's rained something like 25 of the last 30 days. It was raining as I drove down the street, and the sprinklers were on?

I don't get it.
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