Let’s accept the fact that as our world changes for the better, the people around us are getting more and more selfish. There may be people who are too selfish, but of course, there are some who would still do something to restore your faith in humanity. Just like this poor man who left a note when he accidentally scratched an expensive BMW.
One day, Qinlong decided to take his children out for a stroll. While they were enjoying the day, he accidentally scratches a parked luxury car. It was an expensive BMW. He was so anxious since his business has recently gone bankrupt and the only thing he had was 100 Yuan to pay for the damages. However, he didn’t let his anxiety take over him, and instead, he did something for the owner.
Instead of leaving without a trace and pretending like nothing happened, he took responsibility for what had happened. He left a note on the BMW’s windshield for the owner to read.
The poor man apologized and on the note, he wrote:
“I accidentally scratched your car and I have to be responsible for the damage. So, please receive this 100 Yuan as an early payment and give me 2 to 3 months to pay for the rest. I am giving you a guarantee that I would not run away.”
The car owner then called Qinlong using a friend’s phone, attempting to verify if he really is willing to pay for the damages.
“Are you a friend of the car owner? Can you help me find the owner? I need to tell the owner that I accidentally scratched his car and I am willing to pay for the damage.”
After hearing Qinlong’s reply, he felt assured that Qinlong doesn’t plan on leaving his responsibility behind. Instead, he thought of him as an honest man. The car owner told the poor man that all the damage would cost 1900 Yuan and so he decided to just let the incident pass.
Qinlong insisted on paying while claiming that not paying for the damage would go against his principles.
“I have scratched your car and I really need to pay for the damage. I do not want to go against my life principle!”
The car owner felt Qinlong’s sincerity which prompted him to offer Qinlong a job.
He said, “As you are really determined to pay for the damage and I need more workers right now, why not come to my company and work for me? I was really touched with your honesty and you can pay me back by working with me and we could be friends.”
He added, “In our society, it was rare to find a person like you and if you are interested to help me with my business, I am more than happy.”
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