Yikes. Do you remember the last time you had it? I hope you find it and that it wasn't stolen or accidently left some place.
Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom
Good luck finding it! You know, I lost mine once and somebody mailed it back to me not missing a dime. It was a very nice older woman, and from her address I'd imagine the postage had probably been a strain on her budget (yes, I mailed her back a thank you note and more than enough to cover the postage).
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you to find it!
Back in 1978 when I was 16 years old I got on a bus on the last shopping day before Christmas. I found a brown shopping bag and inside it was a straw purse with a sea shell clasp, the kind of purse you see elderly ladies carrying around.
I looked inside and the wallet had over $700.00 cash in it. I took it to the bus driver and he radioed in for a transit supervisor to meet the bus. The 3 of us counted the contents and it was given over to transit lost and found along with my name, and phone number. I called a couple days later to find out the status of the purse because I was kind of leary that it was actually handed over to the lost and found, and was told the lady called about it and picked it up the day before and was given my name and phone number.
The woman never even called me to say thank you!!!!
I wasn't expecting a reward, and if I would have been offered one would have refused it. But a simple freaking thank you was not much to expect!!!
That experience kind of tainted me. I'm not sure I would do the same thing today if it happened. Well, ok, yes I would, but that still doesn't change the fact that this woman had cashed her pension cheque and was carrying it around with her and a 16 year old kid was honest enough to turn it in. Some might have been tempted to keep it. $700.00 is a great deal of money when you are earning $2.35 per hour working part time.