Honesty the best Policy

Eileen van der Schyff

It is believed that honesty is the basis of every virtue. Indeed, only an honest, truthful attitude towards other people is moral, because it involves recognition of their dignity. This attitude shined through in two employees of a well-known grocery store this week when they spotted an abandoned wallet in a shopping cart and opened it with the intention to find a cell phone number to return it to the owner.

Mrs Hazel Rohmann contacted the Namib Times and told her heartwarming story which she believes has restored her faith in humanity. “Usually I have my wallet in my handbag, but for some reason I placed my wallet and cell phone in the shopping cart, walked through the shop, did not find what I was looking for and before leaving pushed the shopping cart into a corner.
Mrs Rohmann realized with shock when she got to her car that she only had her cell phone in her hand, and she was missing her wallet.
Remembering she must have left the wallet in her shopping cart, she ran back into the shop as fast as she could. After asking some cashiers if they have not seen her wallet, they showed her to two lady cashiers who were busy searching the wallet for a cell phone number.
Mrs Rohmann said” I could not believe my eyes. I am so grateful to these two ladies and want to publicly thank them for their honesty. Opo Shilombeni and Tresia Shinana, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are proof that there are still good people in this world.”

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