wherein she becomes a sleuth


life is filled with choices
make one or another
it can lead change the dynamic of your day or even your life

wednesday morning
 i did what i usually do
 i checked the subway app

it can be like rolling the dice

local wasnt due for 11 minutes
the walk to the express is 7
a no brainer
a nice morning as well

crossing 79th street a line up of trucks caught my eye



to get a better shot i crossed broadway


then 
i noticed 
 a large trailer used during movie/tv shoots was there as well
backing up


i watched 
would it hit the street signs?

nope 

then something on the ground caught my eye

a wallet

i picked it up
looked around 
there was no one to be seen
i opened it
found the driver's license
of
a woman living in new jersey
i decided to look into it further 
once i got to the office

 thats how my sleuthing began
a very long somewhat convoluted story 
somewhat shorter
is
 i didnt actually locate her 
but
 after reaching out in various ways

oh 
if you ever find a wallet
 and
 think
' i will call the credit card company
 and 
they'll reach out'

 forget it
they wont
 they dont 
they do put a stop on the card

but i digress
i did reach her ex
he in turn managed to find her
it seems 
she stayed in the city overnight
in a hotel across from where i found the wallet
she got
 (his words)
 hammered
was still recovering 
still in the hotel
would i 
could i
drop the wallet off at the hotel

i would
i could
i did

oh 
a word of advice to all of you:
put a card
 with
 your name and a phone number
 in
 your wallet 
should you ever lose it 
an honest person will be able to find you to return it

do not 
do
 what
 the woman who lost the wallet i found did
and 
keep all 
your passwords
 pin numbers
  bank and credit cards
 together
 in your wallet

she was lucky
 someone else less honest than i
 found her wallet 
they could have emptied 
her bank account
 and 
used her credit cards

just sayin'

9 comments:

  1. how right you are, but that kind of people keep me in business! 😉

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  2. Yeesh... all the passwords too?

    Last fall I found what was basically a coin pouch just sitting on a bench downtown one evening. No identification, nothing for storing cards or bills, but about fifty dollars in Canadian currency. So I enjoyed the extra funds.

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  3. Holy smokes that was stupid! Oh well, we can't all be brilliant. But you are, and here's more proof of why I love you. :D Oh, the other day, when I was at Chloe's (now ex-studio) studio, there was a $20 in the back with note pinned to it that if someone comes saying they lost it to hand it over, otherwise the man who found it and handed it in will be back in a week to claim it. Nice Canadian honesty. To tell you the truth, that part of town is so full of well-to-do people that I bet the guy gets the $20 no problem. Oh, and another thing, Chloe found a dropped S'well bottle in front of mom's house. She propped it up on a tree on the sidewalk, at head height where it couldn't be missed for two weeks and when no one claimed it, we took it home, washed it and she's got it in Japan. Those bottles cost between $50 and $100, and C always wanted one, but mom lives in such a ritzy part of town the I bet the kid who lost it was getting bored with the brushed gold tone and went out to buy a purple one instead and never even gave it a second thought.

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  4. Great advice! What a nice thing for you to do! Great Karma

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  5. Bless your heart, Daryl, and definitely good advice! xo.

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  6. What a mitzvah…you are a good person!
    Maybe she'll find another good person to get her to an AA meeting!!!!!

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  7. Good for you for going out of your way to return it. I hope she was appreciative. And that she now changed her pw location. Sheesh!

    I have found and returned no fewer than three wallets that I can recall. One belonged to my previous dentist's son, coincidentally. And that was when I lived in Montreal.. not a small town.

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