The Straits Times
Published on Nov 30, 2012

Dennis the dutiful


MY FAMILY of four returned home from a bus trip to Malacca on Sunday and boarded a Comfort cab at Golden Mile Complex. But when we got home, we realised that one piece of luggage was missing. We sought the help of cabby Dennis Lee to ferry us back. He not only did so willingly but also offered not to charge me for the trip. The cab fare from the bus depot at Golden Mile Complex to our home in Hougang was $14.50.

When we reached the complex, we found the missing piece of luggage. Mr Lee refused to charge me for the trip back home as well, despite my insistence. Such civic courtesy and generosity is well worth highlighting and I thank Mr Lee, not only for the way he responded, but also for the warmth of the conversation between two strangers.

Robert Louis