Well… not a real one! But a great one nevertheless. In more ways it’s better than the real thing.
I got home last monday feeling a bit bad. I was tired from a visit to the doctors office. For some reason I wasn’t really feeling well. I get tired easily these days. Upon arriving home, I opened my email to check for new messages. I got an email from a Dr. friend. The message read “This morning my sister delivered to your apartment a package. It is from the 3 of us…” referring to some colleagues of her. I asked the people at home if there was a package for me. There was!
I received a gift with a card. I opened the card and the message went something like.. “We couldn’t afford to give you the real thing…” I then went on to open the gift… Inside was a Ferrari F430 diecase model by Hot Wheels. Wow!
There are two material things that I’m passionate about, Ferrari and Apple Computers. I collect Ferrari model cars since I can’t afford the real thing. Not that I have a huge collection. I think I have 5 or 6 but I do love’em.
I was really touched by the gift. In fact I think the model car is indeed better than the real thing. Why? At a local cost of somewhere around 17 million pesos or a little over 300,000 dollars that money is best used for something else. Like getting medicine for sick people. Even if I had that much money I’d probably settle for a simpler car and just use the money for something else.
Don’t get me wrong I love Ferrari’s in fact I’ve even fulfilled my dream this year to ride one but I don’t think I’ll ever own one.
So in many ways the model car is just perfect. Plus it’s really the thought that counts. I asked my Dr. friend who she found out I like Ferrari’s. She mentioned that on a visit to my house, I mentioned in passing that I liked Ferrari. She never forgot. Awww…… Sniff.. sniff..
Why is this related to Pompe? Well she works with the company making the ERT. Plus more than that, it was because of Pompe that I got a chance to meet her and her colleagues. I’ve gotten to meet a lot of great people because of Pompe. For that I am blessed.