My lost wallet was returned!

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    Sep 06, 2008 6:54 AM GMT
    The other night I was stood up by a guy who I was going to meet in a bar. On the way home I carelessly dropped my wallet in central London. It contained my credit card, my debit card and my driving licence.

    As you can imagine I was cursing myself. Anyway, last night I returned home from work to find that someone had picked up my wallet and posted it back to me. How great is that?! Ok, so they took the tenner that was in there but it means I don't have to pay for a new driving licence.

    It restores your faith in people when something like this happens. Have a good weekend everyone!
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    Sep 06, 2008 8:47 AM GMT
    Stop losing your wallet, nub.

    The guy is busy sharpening his carving knife and calling his cannibal buddies.
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    Sep 06, 2008 9:24 AM GMT
    So cynical.
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    Sep 06, 2008 11:07 AM GMT
    That was nice of him, and let's face it you can't even get drunk off a tenner.
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    Sep 06, 2008 12:18 PM GMT
    The guy was your stalker. He only returned it after a hot night of... erm... never mind.
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    Sep 06, 2008 3:00 PM GMT
    I had a similar experience at Heathrow airport. I went to a mens room to change from shorts into clothes for an overnight flight to London. Even without any Republican senators to distract me, I managed to forget my wallet, ticket and passport on a shelf and only realized they were missing when I went to board the plane.

    I was at a pay phone preparing to cancel my credit and debit cards when I heard a page asking me to go and collect some lost items. Someone had turned everything in - including a couple of hundred dollars in cash that was in my wallet.

    I later learned that the guy who found my stuff was on my flight. When I managed to meet him on the airplane, he refused to take the cash I offered him, but did eventually let me send him some champagne.

    I choose to believe that most people usually behave decently - even generously. It's very nice to have that view confirmed every once in a while.


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    Sep 06, 2008 5:12 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidThe other night I was stood up by a guy who I was going to meet in a bar. On the way home I carelessly dropped my wallet in central London. It contained my credit card, my debit card and my driving licence.

    As you can imagine I was cursing myself. Anyway, last night I returned home from work to find that someone had picked up my wallet and posted it back to me. How great is that?! Ok, so they took the tenner that was in there but it means I don't have to pay for a new driving licence.

    It restores your faith in people when something like this happens. Have a good weekend everyone!


    I don't understand...

    I thought that all forums topics were to be about the US election..



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    Sep 06, 2008 5:48 PM GMT
    What a great feeling to have! My wallet was returned once, complete with money!
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    Sep 06, 2008 7:17 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidSo cynical.


    You better take that back. Or else..
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    Sep 06, 2008 7:53 PM GMT
    That is the greatest news - getting your wallet back intact! I had something like that happen - it was a good watch - at the beach - I took it off and when I left, I stupidly left it there under a log or something. A half hour later I ran back to the spot where my friends and I had been partying. A new bunch of guys were there in my spot, and one of them had my watch on! I went into auto-pilot and ran up to him, out of breath - saying, "Hey man - thanks so much for finding my watch - I appreciate it!" What could he do but take it off and hand it to me - he was surprised by my confident approach. I was so glad to get it back - I was a fool to wear it to the beach in the first place!

    A lot of guys are totally honest and will return a wallet or watch - or anything that isn't theirs. It would give me tons more pleasure to return something valuable to someone - than I ever would have derived by keeping the item for myself.
  • PRDGUY

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    Sep 06, 2008 8:10 PM GMT
    proves that there are gud people left out there! good weekend story
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    Sep 06, 2008 8:10 PM GMT
    Ghen saidThat was nice of him, and let's face it you can't even get drunk off a tenner.


    My, don't you have expensive taste. A tenner can get me plenty drunk.
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    Sep 06, 2008 8:41 PM GMT
    That's great news redheadguy. However, you should still have your credit card and debit card reported as lost and get them replaced immediately.
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    Sep 06, 2008 8:46 PM GMT
    good to hear that for us cynics. nice to think things aren't too bad...
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    Sep 06, 2008 10:56 PM GMT
    steltom saidgood to hear that for us cynics. nice to think things aren't too bad...


    Would you return the wallet?

    I bet you would, and I bet that's a part of the reason your cynical. Sometimes 'if you can't beat 'em, join 'em' isn't palatable.

    Look on the bright side redhead, you almost got to shop for a shiny new wallet! icon_lol.gif
  • CAtoFL

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    Sep 06, 2008 11:04 PM GMT
    Thirdbeach said

    I don't understand...

    I thought that all forums topics were to be about the US election..





    LOL! Truly! I was going to ask RJ to send me a receipt so I could write off my membership as a 'political contribution'!
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    Sep 07, 2008 12:29 AM GMT
    ChicGymGeek said
    Ghen saidThat was nice of him, and let's face it you can't even get drunk off a tenner.


    My, don't you have expensive taste. A tenner can get me plenty drunk.


    If you can get drunk off a tenner, then that means you're a light weight. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • stee99

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    Sep 07, 2008 4:44 AM GMT
    I have returned atm cards and wallets on several occasions.. Its something i'd want to have happen to me so therefore i should do it to others.. Karmic law kinda styles (not that i really believe in it but hey it doesnt hurt)
  • kew1

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    Sep 07, 2008 8:27 AM GMT
    Ghen said
    ChicGymGeek said
    Ghen saidThat was nice of him, and let's face it you can't even get drunk off a tenner.


    My, don't you have expensive taste. A tenner can get me plenty drunk.


    If you can get drunk off a tenner, then that means you're a light weight. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Go to Aldi, get 3 bottles of red for £2.79 each, drink them & then claim you are sobericon_smile.gif All for well under a tenner.
    Then go to AA, if you're drinking that much alone you have a problemicon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 07, 2008 1:08 PM GMT
    kew1 said
    Ghen said
    ChicGymGeek said
    Ghen saidThat was nice of him, and let's face it you can't even get drunk off a tenner.


    My, don't you have expensive taste. A tenner can get me plenty drunk.


    If you can get drunk off a tenner, then that means you're a light weight. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Go to Aldi, get 3 bottles of red for £2.79 each, drink them & then claim you are sobericon_smile.gif All for well under a tenner.
    Then go to AA, if you're drinking that much alone you have a problemicon_biggrin.gif


    Oh please, Aldi! Why slap me in the face with a trout! Marks and Sparks for the world! icon_biggrin.gif

    Am I allowed to replace thered with white? I only drink red with meals. Then yeah I'd probably be drunk.
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    Sep 07, 2008 1:33 PM GMT
    On one of my many motorcycle trips this year I found a wallet along the way back home. It really had no personal contact information in it. Sadly he was not very attractive either. But I still did my part, Called his local bank that he had a card for, said "I have your clients wallet." They got him in contact with me, and I ended up riding about an hour north to give the wallet back.

    The first thing he did was flip through it and was stunned everything including his cash was still there. He wanted to give me some $$ as a reward, but I refused. I told him... "if you have the chance in the future to do the same thing for some one else... then do it."

    Kind of a Karma thing i guess. icon_wink.gif Next time may they be really hot and want to show appreciation in a different way icon_evil.gif

    Though I must be honest. If i were to find a duffel bag full of a ton of cash. Mum would be the word!
  • cbrock

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    Mar 06, 2010 9:58 AM GMT
    Never been that lucky. Although, one time, I lost my student ID, and this girl who found it, messaged me on facebook.
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    Mar 06, 2010 12:35 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidThe other night I was stood up by a guy who I was going to meet in a bar. On the way home I carelessly dropped my wallet in central London. It contained my credit card, my debit card and my driving licence.

    As you can imagine I was cursing myself. Anyway, last night I returned home from work to find that someone had picked up my wallet and posted it back to me. How great is that?! Ok, so they took the tenner that was in there but it means I don't have to pay for a new driving licence.

    It restores your faith in people when something like this happens. Have a good weekend everyone!


    It's very uplifting when folks do the right thing.

    It always make me feel good when I do something like that for someone else. In being a giver / doing the right thing, sometimes, you get burned, but, it has its rewards.

    Unfortunately, some folks are so I,I,I,me,me,me it goes beyond disgusting.
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    Mar 06, 2010 12:54 PM GMT
    Not in Brooklyn. They stole my icon_mad.gifwallet and favorite gym bag from locket gym
  • cbrett

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    Mar 06, 2010 1:19 PM GMT
    If you have lost something, i can noramly find it, i find heaps of stuff and happly return it, i think i was really bad in my past life so i do lots of good stuff now, and i love being nice lol icon_question.gifroll:icon_lol.gif