I even made a cake to welcome this spring and prayed loudly for some more sun. Well, such efforts seems to have paid off as we finally are getting some truly spring weather here at the west coast. I am now enjoying my walk and strolls in beautiful Stanley Park, Vancouver BC. The other day I took my camera along and took these pretty colorful photos which I wanted to share with you.
It was quite warm that day, so while taking photos I took off my jacket (with a wallet and keys in it), and left it on a nearby park bench. Such a careless act, you might say, and I agree.
I was carried away by the beautiful scenery so while taking pictures I realized that I ended up being quite far away from the bench where my jacked was. When I returned the jacked was not there. I panicked. The first thing that struck my mind was that the jacket was stolen, so I needed immediately to start canceling my credit cards and find a locksmith to open my condo door. But, before starting doing all that I started running back and forth the park lanes (all in panic) hoping that I will see someone holding my jacket and asking me “are you looking for this?”.
Well, that did not happen because the whole thing would sound too good to be true. Instead, I found myself sitting hopeless on a park bench having no idea on what to do next. At this point at time there was a gentleman passing by the bench I was sitting on and, even though I did not expect any positive answer, I asked him whether he saw anybody taking a white jacked from this bench? To my surprise he answered that he saw the garbage guy taking a jacket. Bingo. I knew at least what to look for before starting canceling my credit cards.
I went to the nearby offices of the Stanley Park Service Yard and I was lucky to run into the park supervisor named Guy who immediately made a phone call to find out the phone number of the person who was collecting the garbage that day. In the mean time he got into the car and together we drove along the garbage collection route hoping to find the garbage truck and the garbage guy who took my jacket. Luckily, before nearing the finish of the garbage route we saw the garbage truck. The driver had already received the call that we were on our way to pick up the jacket. I took the jacket, and the valet and keys were in the pocket.
I could not thank enough the Park Supervisor for his tremendous efforts for helping me find my wallet and keys. What happened that day will always remind me that there are some extraordinary people out there that will go above and beyond to help others, and you just have to be lucky to run into them. I was indeed lucky that day, but I also learned that regardless of my love for spring and flowers I should not be carried away by beautiful sceneries and should be more accountable for my belongings.
Hope that you will enjoy all these beautiful colors and perfectly manicured lawns in the Rose Garden, Stanley Park.
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