Yesterday, I lost my purse somewhere after I ate my udon lunch of my previous post. It seems the purse just slipped off when I thought I put it in my bag. It’s my handmade, almost coin purse sized small thing. However, as I was going to pay some bills on the way, I had as much as 40,000yen cash in it. It’s kinda big money for me.
I was totally at a loss when I found my purse wasn’t in my bag and anywhere else. I didn’t have any valuables such as my driver’s license or credit cards in the purse. But the loss of cash was a shock to me.
Later that day, though, I got a call from a police station and was told they have my purse there. Someone found and picked it up, and went to the nearby police box on his way home. It’s a law that he could get 20% of the cash as a reward, but he said he wouldn’t accept the money but instead he asked the policeman to find the purse owner and return it as soon as possible. That’s the story the policeman told me. Only I could know about the person is that he is a middle-aged man who’s probably lives near that police box.
The policeman said he would call and tell him later that the purse was safely returned to me, and that I was so so grateful about it. It’s also a law that I cannot get the man’s personal information even just to say thank-you.
So, all my money and shop cards are back to me now.
Actually, this is not that surprising story in Japan, but these days, moral degeneration has been a big problem among us, so I’m simply happy my purse and cash is back to me within the day. Japanese society still isn’t as bad as it seems;)
I ate udon yesterday for lunch at my neighborhood food court.
This is chicken-tempura-with-tartar-sauce udon, their most recommended new menu.
However, this was a bit too thick for me. I don’t know if I would recommend this to you.
hungry or not?
had tofu hot pot last night