About a month ago, Nicole and I were walking down Broadway, slightly south of Morningside Heights, when we found a debit card on the ground. We brought it back to her apartment and I did some detective work. After googling the man’s name, I was able to find an email address. Long story short, after playing phone tag with him at his architectural business the following day, I agreed to deliver the card to his friend’s bellman on 96th and Central Park West. Sort of weird. Out of kindness, he expressed that he wanted to give me some sort of reward, but I refused.
Is it hypocritical to try and build up good karma solely because you wish to receive something even greater in return?
Maybe the Karma gods knew this was my intention, so they waited over a month to have a stranger pay it forward to me. Still, my turn came yesterday when I tried to buy an iced-tea at a cash-only coffee shop. I only had my debit card, and after I pathetically tried to dig out $3 worth of dimes and nickels from my bag, and older gentlemen next on line ordered an iced tea and handed it to me.
Bryan (Brian?), I doubt you will ever read this, but if you do….thank you for the drink. If you did this simply out of the goodness of your heart, something great will happen to you soon. If you bought me a drink with the intention of good karma coming right back at you, just be patient.