Ovation: Missing Wallet Returned With Twenty Extra Dollars Inside!
There are few things more exasperating than losing one’s wallet. In this day and age, when identity theft is all too common, our wallets contain everything that there is to know about us. Our driver's license details our home address, a specimen of our signature and a picture of our face. The credit cards that we carry tell a pickpocket or purse snatcher all they need to know about what they can expect to find should they visit our home address. Nowadays, however, few of us carry actual cash choosing to use debit cards instead.
Fifteen-year-old Courtney Barwick inadvertently dropped her wallet at a McDonald’s. She didn’t even know that she had lost it until she got a telephone call from her bank letting her know that an anonymous white-haired gentleman wearing sunglasses had found it and turned it in. She remembered carrying in her wallet her ID and an unused giftcard but when she got it back it also contained a twenty-dollar bill. Apparently, the white-haired gentleman had made a donation.
Every three months or so, I make a copy of everything in my wallet, front and back, and I keep it in a safe place at home. This gives me peace of mind in knowing …