Don't you feel awuful when you lose things?

United States
March 31, 2008 11:20am CST
I just was going to the YMCA this morning at 8 a.m. and I could not find my wallet. I checked the last place I used it at a local bakery and it was not there plus of course in the house, car, clothes, under and over everything. But so far no luck. Of course I cancelled my creidt card and called people like the library so no one can use my card and all that I lost was about $ 20.00 or less by I feel rotten about doing something dumb like this. I done this in the past and always the wallet turns up but don't you just feel really stupid doing something like this? and then your significant other has to ask a lot of questions making you feel like a worse idiot. Oh, I always am supportive of someone who lost or broke something but other people can just say the most bizzare things that don't make things any better. Like do you know where you lost it? or something just as dumb...I already feel like an idiot if I lose keys or a wallet..but like I said I have been lucky with everything except my cell phone that I loset. I think someone picked that up but still I was the one who lost it..sorry ..but I have no excuse ...but I guess I better just look some more and get ready to replace my drivers linense, creit cards, library card...but this really makes me feel humble...thanks for listening
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21 responses
• Canada
31 Mar 08
Sorry to hear about your wallet, I know how much of a hassle it can be to go about replacing everything. I used to be notorious for losing my purses, so I know how your feeling. I've gotten a lot better over the years though. I'm always frustrated when I lose things. I misplace things all the time so I am constantly looking for something or other and I hate it.
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• United States
1 Apr 08
so you know what it is like to be an intelligent person who sometimes has to do this humbling experience. without going into details we who do this become better people through adversity brings our truth power to bear..most of the time I find the lost item but I believe that a Polorgeist has stollen my wallet, keys, etc and hidden them from me in plain sight! One year I was missing my wedding red and in the end found it in the same top drawer that I left it!...things in my life always reappear but nobody ever steals your fourth grade arithimatic papers? why? because you lose things that start cars, or lock door, or access bank accounts (atm) or movies rentals and other conveniece items we use..gym passes which cost us 10 buck a pop to replace? Most of the time these items come home waging their tales behind them...just to mock us into being a more humble person...God Bless people who are the meek and they shall enherit the kingdome of God..where you won't have to have pockets to hold stuff and wallets or purses..lol..Thanks for the great post..you made me feel better already...
• United States
1 Apr 08
[em]wub[/em] I never lose this guy..His name is Reggie and he is our four year old male Shih Tzu..but he is not a good bloodhound and he can only find his own toys...lol
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
15 Jul 08
Sorry about your wallet, but know that you are not alone. I have misplaced things so many times. I drive myself crazy looking for keys, jewelry, money, important papers and my wallet too. It is pure insanity. It is the worst feeling to lose something. In most cases the lost items do turn up. Maybe not right away, maybe not for a long time. I've found items long after I have stopped looking for them. That doesn't exactly solve the problem or make me feel better because at the time of the loss I am sick over whatever it is that I have lost. But as I said you are not alone, you are not an idiot, you are human! We all do these things. It is just another insane part of life. We have too many other things distracting us from our every day tasks. So know that these things happen and unfortunately will probably happen again, but hopefully it won't be a wallet.
• United States
14 Jul 08
you're only human so don't be hard on yourself. you have a lot of company. it is a frantic helpless feeling. you don't have time for it when you lose something. and you search over and over. it can wear you out. i've lost my billfold before and it was panic time.
@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
24 Apr 08
Yes, I feel awful when I lose some of the important things. I lose my 3 fold-pouch when I went to the restroom; I went back to check if it is there but it wasn’t there anymore. I feel so terrible because my toothbrush, toothpaste, small comb, mouthwash, my lip balm and that night, I was staying in a hotel with my friends so I really feel awful and irritated because I have to rush and buy stuff that I need that night.
@flowerchilde (12547)
• United States
15 Apr 08
Oh man, I hope you found it! Course the worst of it's over now, but still..
@winterose (39916)
• Canada
2 Apr 08
It is two days later, did you find it? I lose things all the time, I am notorious for that, and so is my significant other as well.
@cvrmom (181)
• United States
1 Apr 08
Just last week I dropped my credit card at Walmart as I was in line to check out. I looked all over and finally moved the cart and it was under the wheel. I felt like a fool. I did have my home robbed while I was on vacation and had to cancel all my credit cards, etc. I know what a hassle that is.
@munhozmib (3853)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
1 Apr 08
Hello, Asawako. I am sorry for your loss! Losing a wallet, or any other thing that we use everyday, is really hard. Now, did you have any documents on the wallet? If not, then it's better. I use to lose a lot of things. You can't imagine how many things I lose. I put my keys on the computer desk, and when I want it I don't know where it is. My mother always change its places, but it is my fault for not storing it properly. Actually, I need to be a very organized person otherwise I lose everything, really: paper, school notebooks, erasers, pencil, keys, wallets, and the list goes on. However, I can't be organized the way I want, because my mother is always changing the places of the things. I should be more careful, but I just can't, haha! Respectfully.
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
1 Apr 08
Oh my goodness I would hate to have to replace everything and that hassle. I haven't lost my purse since I stopped drinking. But I used to lose it pretty much every weekend. Well you can see why I quit eh? I am lucky I live in a very small place cause I got it back every time with all the money (which was always under $20.00 lol) still in it.
@rhane7315 (5673)
• Philippines
1 Apr 08
i feel very awful when i lost some of things esp. when those things are given to me.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
1 Apr 08
I am sorry about that... but i am sure your wallet will turn up somewhere... i have my own share of losing or misplacing things but never my wallet or cellphone... and my husband is not good at helping... and when i find that certain item... i would end up feeling like a real fool... I hope you find your wallet soon...
@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
1 Apr 08
The loss of your wallet is indeed unfortunate. I haven't lost a wallet ever yet but I keep losing the key to our office CR. LOL! I also keep on misplacing the charger of my cellphone and just 2 days ago, I can't seem to find the battery charger of my digicam until now. It is so vexing and it does makes me feel stupid. However, all I do in times like these is just to scratch my head and say...its a sign of 'progress'.
• Philippines
1 Apr 08
Losing things make me so upset. I do not really value a lot of items that i have, but those simple things could mean a lot to me, especially when i needed them most. I remember when i lost my atm card, the one that i use to withdraw my bi-weekly compensation, I felt so bad because I really needed to get my money. I didnt really have time to go o the bank to go over the counter because it would take me 2 hours and i still had to sleep since I was working at night. Before I realized that I lost it, I already spent hous looking for it in my small room I had to disarrange all my stuff hoping that i misplaced it. Then I gave up.I had no choice but to get a new one.After 3 weeks my boyfriend found it in his old bag. I felt so bad...
@cher913 (25889)
• Canada
31 Mar 08
it is easy to loose stuff...i once lost some pills (it was in the house though) and i forgot where i had left it...it is such a waste of time to search for things! i try to be organized.
@Madona1 (2099)
• Gibraltar
31 Mar 08
Hello there, I am sorry for you lost the wallet. If I lost anything, I would get very upset and worry as I like everything I have. About 2 weeks ago, one of my earrings’ loops was lost; I started looking for it everywhere possible but failed. I know I can buy a replacement, but deep down I still prefer the original one as the replacement will never be the same again. Anyway, you are not alone as we are all human and we can not be perfect.
@jenmau (28)
• Philippines
31 Mar 08
i have the same... but in my case, i lost my 2 cellphones in a month... duh!! i dont know what to do that time... my first phone lost when i went to grocery and i was really feel bad.... but then i moved on... after two weeks, i lost my 2nd phone again... busy doing my school paper works... and thats really makes me think all over and over again... i really feel that i am stupid.... i dont really know what i should do... and it even makes me cry... and till now i still keep thinking about my phone for it is already 1 week after losing it... :'( i miss my phone... :'(
@ruby222 (4848)
31 Mar 08
Oh its such a pain when something liket his happens..really...i know how you feel..not only have you lost some cash...but i dont usually have a lot of cash in my purse...its the cards!!...when hubby was in hospital a good while ago..i had to get a taxi home.. naturally i was stressed...i had to ask the taxi driver to stop at the cash point ..to let me get some cash to pay him....i got home...then the next day i looked for my bank card...it wasnt thwere....so i went up to the bank to see if id left it in the machine and maybe someone had handed it in...but no...so they cancelled it...and i had a new one...and guess what....a few months later..the old one turned up...butt the best thing was i was trying to use it at the cashpoint to withdraw!!!..oh i felt such a fool!!!!dont worry youre not dumb...just human!
@youdontsay (3503)
• United States
31 Mar 08
Oh, yes. I get so aggravated at myself when I can't find something. And it happens way too often. Usually I've just misplaced something in the house. I know it is here somewhere, but where? I spend entirely too much time looking for things. I know that if I had a place for everything and always put things away they'd be where I could find them. But, uh . . ., I just don't do that. So I end up looking and sometimes getting a bit frantic about not finding something when I'm in a hurry. What usually works best is if I just relax, take my mind off of it and do something else I'll think of where to look to find it. I knew someone who had a system that worked really well for her. If she went to bed without finding something she'd lost or misplaced, she tells herself "when I wake up I'll find my ____" and she turns her ring around so the gem part is inside her hand. When she wakes up she turns the ring back to the outside and then just watches during the day to see what happens. She almost always finds whatever was lost! Our unconscious minds are very powerful.
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
31 Mar 08
It happens to me when I'm working on something. I'll set a tool down & not be able to find it again. The whole project gets set back for hours because I can't seem to see something until I literally stumble over it.
• United States
31 Mar 08
I lost my coin purse with my military dependent ID and my credit card and my library card. It was at the pharmacy on the base and I was going crazy. When I called out there they told me that they had given it to a women who said that she passed right through the city I live in. I was totally upset with them because the women told them she didn't know me but would take the coin purse to me. They are not supposed to do that. Well, thankfully she was a honest person because when I wasn't home she took it to the police station and turned it in to them and they brought it to me. I felt so dumb for even forgetting it there in the first place. I have lost keys in the house and have had to look for them but at least they are in the house so I guess I can be thankful for that. And the biggest thing that I feel dumb about I will be looking and looking for my glasses and who ever happens to be in the house will make the comment that what is that sitting ontop of my head.