Faith In Humanity Restored

When Alycia got home from a day’s outing with her friends yesterday, I was surprised to see her donning on a pair of bright yellow Adidas shorts the moment she stepped into the house.  That’s now hers and I queried her.  And there’s a story behind this super expensive pair of shorts, which I initially just couldn’t buy the story.

Here’s the story…

Alycia and her friend were having brunch at the Lot 10 food court yesterday morning before adjourning to the MABA stadium to watch their friend compete in a basketball match. A man who was holding a tray with food and drink was inadvertently shoved by a staff pushing a pushcart and the black herbal drink   was spilled onto Alycia’s long pants.

Rich man to Alycia – I am so sorry!!  

The man then left the scene in a heartbeat but moments later he came back with  something in a plastic bag for Alycia!!

Rich man to Alycia – I got you new pants as compensation. Sorry again!

And in the bag was a pair of shiny original Adidas shorts in fluorescent yellow with a RM120 price tag! Her jaw dropped.  According to Alycia, the man who spoke in a polished English accent wore business suit and looked like some refined and rich businessman.

When I heard the story, I didn’t buy it at all. So did her dad. It sounded too good to be true. Too orchestrated!  When I asked Alycia to show me her stained black pants, it was dry. Why totally dry?!  Her nosy second sister quickly sniffed the pants like a sniffer dog and commented that the pants didn’t smell like it was soaked with herbal drink. 🤣

Alycia – That’s because I washed it at the toilet and sun-dried it at the stadium. You see, I washed it so hard till I tore the pants a bit (then showed me the tear on her pants). Why don’t you believe me mummy? When a real-life Santa Claus gave Cassandra a RM100 note on Boxing Day for no particular reason a few years ago, it’s also an unbelievable story. No one would believe this story too. Good things can happen mummy! Why would I want to lie to you?? 

As I grilled Alycia for the next couple of hours, the story seemed more logical and consistent.  Perhaps I have too much misgivings on humanity caused by all the negative news that I read from the newspapers everyday.  If this story was indeed true, then this stranger has definitely restored my faith in humanity with his responsibility and generosity so that a girl didn’t have to go through the discomfort of wearing a pair of sticky and damp pants the entire day.

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