Allan Steinmetz loves their wife, Sarina. But child, did he screw up.
“HELP ME PLEASE,” Steinmetz’s impassioned plea starts for a flier tacked to a software application pole in Newton. In a rush of panicked money letters, he describes in which he went incorrect:
“I MADE A BIG ERROR AND MISTAKENLY SOLD the WIFE’S BIKE THAT HER DEAR FATHER GAVE HER 60 YEARS BACK. IT HAD GREAT SENTIMENTAL VALUE TO HER, AND I MISTAKENLY SOLD IT. SHE DESPERATELY WANTS IT BACK.”
The bike under consideration is a vintage French Motobecane Grand Touring bike, canary yellow with straight handlebars — a flourish her daddy added “so she could stay high and become proud,” Steinmetz stated.
Sarina Steinmetz’s father that is late a Holocaust survivor associated with the Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps, “only purchased the very best of everything,” Steinmetz stated, in which he provided Sarina the bicycle as something special whenever she had been 16. Their spouse decided to pass through the bike down for their granddaughter.
Now, Sarina, Steinmetz’s spouse of 44 “generally delighted” years, is distraught.
“I screwed up, you realize, i truly produced huge blunder and I’m paying the results,” Steinmetz told the world. “I’m doing whatever I am able to to better help her feel, and making her feel much better means finding that bicycle.”