A Rather Weird Turn of Events, and Social Media
I have always looked down on Social Networks….to me, they have become this one playing ground where one can post stolen statuses, if it is not posting stolen statuses, then it is posting really cringe pictures (and when I say cringe, I really mean cringe, like cringe to the power of n). Then there those who will advertise they’re “Come and make money quickly” or “I am selling this and that”, or “Contact me on WhatsApp, BBM….[their digits come in here]”. Then there is those dark moments when rumors spread like wildfire on the networks and really, it becomes one big mess. I wont be going into why I think social networks have gotten all messy, but rather a weird turn of events, and social networking playing its role.
Earlier in the week, before I had gone home for my week vacation, I discovered I had lost my ID Book (Identity Document). I was really bleak about this – this would have made the 3rd ID I have lost (the first one got wrecked in my washing machine, the second one got lost during registration). I thought to myself “Oh well, there goes another ID Book….time to put some money aside for a new ID book 🙁 “. Just when I was feeling bad, counting up all my money, I was in for such an awesome surprise:
I log onto Facebook, you know, not expecting much, just the usual dumb statuses, and I notice a rather weird Inbox Message – the message was categorized under “other” or something along those lines. When I open the message, the woman (who is a student at my university) posts that she has found my ID and wants to return it. It took me like at least 10 seconds to come to terms that my ID was lost and someone found it, and was kind enough to return it. My goodness! I was so shocked! I never knew some good people still existed – normally people wouldn’t return what they found, even ID’s (I hear people can get you married to some stranger for the benefit of the stranger, or even worse, debts have been created under your name). When she came to deliver my ID, she told me she had found my ID in one of the computer labs on campus, under a stack of paper…this paper could easily be thrown into the bin.
All in all, I am really happy I had gotten my ID back, saves me the money and time to apply for another one. I am really amazed that there are some good people out there…words could not express how thankful I am. I definitely will be more careful now with my things. Wow…good people exist!!