Yesterday late afternoon, a stranger approached me. She introduced herself and told me that she’s from one of the TV Production units. They’re going to present to one of company’s top executives in a few minutes and they don’t have a Mac VGA adapter. She’s asking if she can borrow mine.
She seemed to look desperate, so I lent it to her. I took her name, the TV Production unit she belongs to, and her phone number.
This morning, I was expecting to see the adapter on my table, but it wasn’t there.
I called her. She didn’t pick up. I called her again. No one answered. I dialed her nine times. No one.
I texted her. I asked her for my Mac adapter.
She replied after 10 minutes. She was on her way to work so she wasn’t able to pick up my calls. She said that the presentation finished late. When she went to my table to return it, I already left.
My thought bubble from this small incident:
- I know what you’re thinking — it’s just an adaptor. Yes, it is, but it’s not the company’s. They didn’t provide us with these things so I bought one myself. At P1,490, it’s not cheap either.
- Should I have asked for a security deposit?