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A real secret Santa

Recently, a commuter in Massachusetts had a rather unusual incident.

As he does every day, the man (whose name is being withheld) left his car at the commuter parking lot at the Westboro, MA train station. And he left it unlocked. When he returned to his car that evening, he found a bit of a surprise.

No, his car wasn't stolen, nor was it robbed. On the contrary -- it had a little something extra in it.

A $15,000 diamond ring, with a note, was left on his seat.

"Merry Christmas. Thank you for leaving your car door unlocked. Instead of stealing your car I gave you a present. Hopefully this will land in the hands of someone you love, for my love is gone now. Merry Christmas to you."

He was suspicious, so he reported it to the police. They decided it wasn't stolen, so they gave it back to him.

Their best theories are that someone either was rejected by their fiancee', or their loved one died. Regardless, one guy is pretty much guaranteed to have a merry Christmas.


Comments (9)

"This diamond ring doesn't ... (Below threshold)
arb:

"This diamond ring doesn't shine for me anymore,
And this diamond ring doesn't mean what it meant before,
So if you've got someone whose love is true
Let it shine for you."

Actually, the ring is only ... (Below threshold)
dodgeman:

Actually, the ring is only worth $50 in gold plus some shiny pebbles, inflated by one incredible mark-up thanks to the deBeers people.

Reminds me of an old 78 Dat... (Below threshold)

Reminds me of an old 78 Datsun B210 that I had. I once left it unlocked with a $20 on the dash. When I came back there was another $20 and a note "go buy a real car"

Arb, the scary thing is tha... (Below threshold)

Arb, the scary thing is that I thought of that song, and I'm only 19.

Good thing he hadn't left a... (Below threshold)

Good thing he hadn't left a banjo in the car. He might have come back to find two banjos.

"dodgeman" is, of course, t... (Below threshold)
Russ:

"dodgeman" is, of course, the English translation of the word "grinch."

Damn. I can only imagine th... (Below threshold)

Damn. I can only imagine the shock on my girlfriend's face if I gave her that for Christmas. Lucky bastard.

McGehee,that hurt.</... (Below threshold)
Tom M:

McGehee,
that hurt.

But still funny.

Tom M, that joke has also b... (Below threshold)

Tom M, that joke has also been told about accordions and trombones, IIRC.

And bagpipes, but that goes without saying.




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