A Heartwarming (eco) Holidays Tale.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Dec 28, 2008
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In these tough economic times, better to invest in Annie’s than a bank?

An elderly lady made a smart choice: put her life savings (a meager 10,000 dollars) in an empty box of Annie’s Sour Cream and Onion Cheddar Bunny crackers. Too bad she forgot, and returned it to her local Whole Foods for composting (how eco of her!). Strangely, instead of composting the (sort of) empty box, they restocked it—and one Debra Rogoff wound up buying a $2 box of Annie’s and finding $10,000. Instead of celebrating, however, she chose to be a good person—reported the strange occurence to the cops, who talked with the grocery, who remembered a frantic elderly lady who’d come in the other day crying about her lost savings…and lo and behold, a heartwarming, strange modern O’Henry story was born. 

The woman, whose identity was not released, had lost faith in her bank and decided the box would be a safer place for the money. Who can blame her?

With thanks for the tip via Seattle Times.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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