Oh No, What Have I Done?
I had gone to the local Chick-fil-A restaurant in Plainfield, Indiana to find a quiet place to study for a Bible class and to get a bite to eat. With books spread out on the table and food in front of me, I tried to concentrate. To remove the distraction of the noise that was coming from other tables, I removed my hearing aids and placed them safely on the tray along with the sandwich and drink I had ordered.
About an hour or so later, having completed my study, I gathered my books together, picked up the tray, walked over to the trash and carefully emptied the tray into the trash container. As I walked toward the exit, I felt my ears for my hearing aids and thought, "Oh No! What have I done?" Embarrassed, I went up to the counter and explained to the young lady behind the counter what I had done. Without any indication that this could be a real problem, she said, "We'll take care of that."
She went to the back and out came one of the boys to get the trash bag. He took the trash bag to the back and carefully went through the trash and with a happy look on their faces brought me my lost but now found hearing aids. I thanked them again and again in the store and later wrote a note expressing my gratitude to those kind employees for their act of kindness and servant hood.