Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Stupid or Not!?

The day before yesterday, I participated in an auction. I won and bought six rugs, and few other items among which, there were three early 20th century antique Chinese and Japanese paintings. After the auction was over, I picked up the rugs and other items. I went to pick up the paintings yesterday. The very nice lady who was in charge made a mistake and due to confusion in the bar codes, she was giving me four antiques paintings. The five percent bad part of me had a quick discussion with the 95 percent good part of me. The bad part told the good part just keep quite; get all four paintings. It is tough these days; make some money. This auction house is rich. They don't understand what happened. And even if they do, mistakes are made. Who cares? Out of hundred of items, would they realize that one piece would be missing? And even if they do, would they realize who picked that up? Now way!

The good part of me (I guess the 95%) could not keep quit and could not see this wonderful helpful lady be held responsible for the missing antique Japanese painting. I said to the lady that I should be picking up three and not four paintings. She said OK; these paintings were not labeled properly. That is why this confusion happened. The bad part of me told the good part of me: did you see this lady did not get excited and did not appreciate your honesty? Occasions like this happen rarely. Why didn't you idiot take advantage of this? Are you Jesus Christ? The good part who thought it had done the right thing, did not answer!

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
Tel. 310-770-9085
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