Taiwanese people are easily the most honest people I ever met.
Sometimes that can be brutal — like when your students tell you you're fat even though you're pretty comfortable with your weight — and sometimes that can be the best gift ever.
Remember that wallet I lost last weekend?
Yup. Some incredibly honest and nice citizen found my wallet and mailed it back to me. They found my ARC inside which, of course, has the address of our main school (where I was living when I first arrived in Taiwan).
Granted there was no cash inside and I'm pretty sure there was supposed to be about $3000NTD, but hey, that's a small price to pay for getting back my ID and health card and (now unusable) credit card and debit card and the paperwork to my scooter that I'm supposed to take with me everywhere.
That seriously made my day.
And let me tell you my day needed making.
I gave a test in my first class and I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the kids actually did a pretty good job with the conversational practice part. Most of it was less a conversation and more a memorized speech about a topic I gave them, but they're making progress none the less.
I was a tiny bit late today so I missed my attendance bonus for this month. All because it was raining. And because the ladies who made my dan bing were busier than usual today so it took them longer to make my breakfast.
Oh well, I'm just happy to find out I have my wallet back and I don't have to deal with all the paperwork of getting a new ARC and all that other stuff again.
And since I have my ARC back I can go pick up my tax return! Huzzah!
E.T. is on HBO so I think I might crawl into my Snuggie and watch that and then spend the rest of the night reading.
Lauren and me in our Snuggies at Christmas.