Forgot your wallet... What would you do?...

@aseretdd (13736)
Philippines
June 23, 2009 12:07am CST
This happened to me yesterday June 22, 2009... the first in a very long time... I had to go to the capital city for a meeting with my boss... and i only noticed that i don't have my wallet with me when i was in line about to buy a metropass ticket for the Metro Rail Transit (MRT for Short)... well good thing i had some money in the bag pocket... which i used to pay for bus fare... and that i have my cell phone with me... I had to call my boss' driver to pick me up... and lend me 1,000 php (a little less $20) to pay for my Pizza take out order (had to order because of my mystery shopping duty) and for my transportation fare going home... Thank goodness cell phones are like one of the basic necessity of life nowadays... almost everybody have one... if not... i would have been forced to walk like 2 miles going to my boss's house... then wait till i get permission to enter the subdivision... and then borrow money to be able to go home... Have you ever forgotten your wallet?... what did you do?... of if this sort of thing happened to you... what would you do?...
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26 responses
@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
I just recently started using a wallet again. I didn't have one when I was still studying. I only had a coin purse and then put any bills that I have in my pocket or in my bag. Its always nice to know that if ever I try to search something in my bag or in my pocket, I would eventually pull out a couple of bills. (^_^ ) Now that I have a wallet, I don't really forget to bring it around as most of my money are in it as well as some important things that I also consider valuable. Hmmmmm, that got me thinking, even if I use a wallet now, I should still have some money in the pockets of my pants or in my bag, my mom would have a nice surprise to pull out some bills every now and then when she does laundry and she'd always return them to us if ever she finds any (^_^ ) Oh yeah, straying off from the main question.. sorry.. (^_^") If I ever this sort of thing would happen to me, I would hope that I have some spare change in my pocket or in my bag, if ever I am carrying one at that time. Try to contact someone close by and ask some help if ever they can.. yeah, cellphones can be really handy at times like that (^_^ )
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
I have this habit of putting small bills and coins in my pants or bag pocket... in case of an emergency like this one... or if my bag gets stolen or something... and when i was still single and living in my parents house... i would always forget money in my pants... my mother would do the laundry... tell me about it and say that she already spent the money on either newspaper or snacks... Thanks for the response...
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
Hahaha, yeah, but in my case, I really didn't do that intentionally. I just forget to take them out whenever I change my clothes. I just wear good ones when I get out of the house but, take them off and wear 'house' clothes if I am at home. I would often just say, 'check the pockets of my shorts' if ever they would be asking for spare change or they need additional amounts to purchase snacks or drinks (^_^ ) My mom would often hang the bills along with the clothes just to catch our attention (^o^ )
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
25 Jun 09
I remember around 10 years ago... i put like 5 thousand pesos in my pants pocket and forgot about it... we had someone to wash the laundy... and when i asked her about it... she said she did not find any money... well... didn't really push my case... since i know it is my fault... people succumb to temptations like that...
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@glesil_00 (1147)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
We do not intend to forget our money or wallet but sometimes we do forget. It happened to me once when i am to get the birth certificate of my aunt in National Statistic Head Office. I am already falling in line to verify the application and after that i have to pay if it is verified. I discovered that the 500 pesos was not in my pocket. I checked all my pants pocket and i found nothing. I have no other money aside from that 500 peso bill. I wanted to cried at that moment and disgusted to myself. I have nothing to do but to lend money from someone to got back to the house. The first thing i thought was to lend money to the guard, and i was lucky he lend me money just for my fare, and i promise to give back the money when i returned. Luckily my problem was solve. I only waste the fare and my time because it is not easy to get to the paying window after you verified your application, so instead that i can get the result in the same day i was assigned to get back next morning.
@glesil_00 (1147)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
You're right and the guard that so kind and understanding, that i am thankful for him. Without the guard maybe whom i lend money i have no other choice but to beg for jeepney driver to free me of charge, its only thirteen pesos from nso to my home but it is not easy to ask that amount. I wanted to cried but i am shy because its my gulliness to forget important thing. What matters after is that i can still get the result of what i am getting, the wasted time and fare couldn't be back again. I take it as a lesson learned.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
That is a very nice way of looking at the whole experience...and i agree that that is a lesson learned for you... and that there are still kind individuals around... ready to lend a helping hand...
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@glesil_00 (1147)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
People around us are not all bad. They are kindhearted are also there to help us that they still trust and understand our situation, not thinking that we are only begging for money. That was lesson learned that before going to any place that you can't walk back to your home check all the necessary things especially money because if you don't have that something not good will happen and no choice but to look for someone to lend or borrow. You'll be thankful if you found a kindhearted and understanding person.
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
23 Jun 09
Hello aseretdd, I never experience this but if it happens to me, I will definitely go 'mad' - searching frantically for enough money. The problem is, whenever I am in trouble, I will be left 'alone'. People who are close to me like my husband, my elder sister, my best friend and a few more are unable to reach when I am in need *laughs* It is lucky that you have your cell phone with you and someone that you can rely on during this 'hard' time. Just imagine if you are stranded with no money, no credit for the cell phone and no one is available to help you! My, I think I just want to pretend that I am going to faint!
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
My cell phone is indeed my most important gadget... and i would be lost if i don't have it with me even for one day... so even if i forget my wallet or something in the office... i can always call someone... i can be very forgetful at times... Thanks for the response...
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• India
23 Jun 09
I Used to have this happen to me all the time....................... I Dont know why i used to forget taking my wallet when i was younger .................. as i used to be concerned more about the work than about the means involved which definitely required money............ Now i have stopped carrying a wallet around only Hard Cash ................ But i do forget that too sometimes .................. LoL ................
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
Wow that is quite funny... seem like going out for you is somewhat like an adventure every time you forget you wallet or money... but good thing you are able to cope up every time... but i wonder why you always forget... Thanks for the response...
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@drannhh (15245)
• United States
23 Jun 09
Good that you had a back-up plan! Sometimes I have left my wallet locked in a special drawer in the car and gotten into a store and then had to go back out to get my wallet. I don't like to carry a handbag or any bulky things around when it is not necessary, so sometimes I do get caught. Cell phones and credit cards and "stashes" are all good in an emergency.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
I actually do not know what i would have done if i didn't have my cell phone with me... either borrow money from some stranger so that i can call my boss... or just walk under the heat of the sun to her house... it is really just a good thing that i did have my cell phone... Thanks for the response...
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• United States
23 Jun 09
i have one time but im so gland i went to the store by my house.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
Good thing you just went to a store near you house... in my case i was like 100 kilometers away from home... and i only way i can go back is to take a lot of public transport vehicles... well this has to happen to any of us at one point in our lives... Thanks for the response...
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@ddfreedie (690)
• India
23 Jun 09
i dont have a wallet "surprised!!!"..yup really i dont possess a wallet..ive everything right from my money and all the necessary papers visiting cards etc in my shoulder bag...i never go out without my shoulder bag...so i never had experienced this ...it is also comfortable to carry everything under one bag... be safe..happy mylotting
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
You are like the first person i know who doesn't have a wallet... having one is like a basic necessity... but if you are comfortable that way... then by all means go on with your life without a wallet... i might even try that one day... Thanks for the response...
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@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
23 Jun 09
I have forgotten my wallet or have taken out my bankcard to pay pizza and forgotten it at home, but over all I have had a happy ending and be able to get home to my bankcard or wallet
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
Well, that is a good thing... especially when your home is near the the pizza place... so you can just walk and get it... in my case... i was like a hundred kilometers away from home... so, no use in me going back to get my wallet... Thanks for the response...
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
3 Jul 09
noooooo. that would be a very bad thing for me if i left my wallet. i will really need to go back for it. i always check my wallet and my cellphone before i get out of the door. i have no lose change in my bag it is all at my wallet so i make sure i leave the house with my money inside my bag. so far this has not happen to me first thank God.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
Good thing you alway check before you leave the house... that is not one of my habits... so i am really prone to forgetting some stuff... when my husband is home... it would either be my keys or my cell phone... so this is like the first time i left my wallet in the house... good thing i have a lot of loose change in my bag... Thanks for the response...
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
5 Jul 09
i also have this one habit that i would like to share with you, but if you have your own car tyen you dont need it lol. but i will share it to you so that other myloters can read and can make it a habit a s well. when i get down from a cab i make sure i will look at the seat where i sat and check if i left anything before i close the door. i would not be happy if i left something important and will make it hard for me to recover again.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
8 Jul 09
My husband has that habit... even when we leave the restaurant... he would ask me to check my seat if in case i left something... i always forget to do that... but good thing that i haven't left anything important... just the ordinary comb or piece of not so important papers...
@AmbiePam (50283)
• United States
24 Jun 09
I forgot my wallet once, but luckily I was with someone else who did have their money with them. If it happened again, I would probably call my dad. He's always out and about, and he is most likely the person who could come to my aid if I needed a ride or needed to pay for something I didn't have money for.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
28 Jun 09
I think if that happened to me in my own province... i would have called my father too... since he has a vehicle... and can easily go to where i am... but then... i would have to face all the sermons he will give me while in the car... Thanks for the response...
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@AmbiePam (50283)
• United States
28 Jun 09
true lol
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@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
9 Jul 09
hello dear... good thing that despite of what happened, you were still able to managed it through. i have not experience the same thing and i hope and wish i won;t! that's why i always keep a spare money on my pocket.. so that if something happens, there's always "hidden" money i can count on... hope you are doing great and i know you would be really careful next time around. :) sometimes when we are just too busy. and a lot of things running through around mind that we would forgot things.. like keys, or wallet at that. mine, i always left behind my cellphone.. ut thats' just me.. :)
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
12 Jul 09
When my husband is home from working abroad... i tend to forget my keys and even cell phone... but when he is away... i never seem to do that... except for this one time that i forgot my wallet... good thing i had some change in my bag pocket... or else... i would be in a very embarassing situation... Thanks for the response...
@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
29 Jun 09
That was a tough place you were in. I wouldn't have had any money on me except what I have in my wallet - which is also not much LOL since I don't carry more than I need in cash. I have forgotten my wallet before - but I didn't have any problem with it because my boyfriend drives me home. I did call back to my place just to ask my padmate if she could check where I left my wallet. The most problem I had about forgetting something was forgetting my copy of the condo's key that I shared with four other ladies a year ago. That got me really agitated because I knew that they seldom come home early enough for me to find them there when I came home - they also often don't sleep in in random nights for some unknown reason to me. I had to leave work just to go back to our place and get my set of keys while I was sure that one of my pad mate was still there - she goes to work late and comes home VERY late. That was a lot of hassle. I wouldn't have gone back for my wallet because I can easily borrow money from friends who trust me :) Thanks for the response on my discussion!
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
29 Jun 09
I know how hard it can be to forget one's keys... i remember when i forgot my apartment keys... and my husband was so angry because i had to bother him... i don't know... when he is around... i tend to forget them... but when he is working abroad... i can never leave the apartment without them... Thanks for the response...
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
LOL yea sometimes i forgot my wallet..i remember when i was paying a ticket pass in the LRT (Boing gulat ka noh)because i had to go to my aunt house to do some business..i was like WTF..And i went back to my house..Then BOOM im late my aunt scold me like hell...
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
28 Jun 09
Well, knowing the long line getting that LRT ticket... i would have also cursed... since i would have to go through that again when i finally have my money... good thing i have a metro pass with me... so i did not have to suffer like that... Thanks for the response... welcome to mylot and i hope you enjoy every minute of your stay here...
@preethaanju (3000)
• India
24 Jun 09
Yes it happened to me once. Had a full meal in a restraunt, the waiter delivered the bill to me, checked my pocket and then the shock of the missing wallet. Though I am a resident of the same place, I wasn't unduly worried, only an embarrassment. I spoke to the manager about the forgotten wallet. He understood my position and let me go with a smile. Came back to clear the bill later. It is different when you are travelling and in a new place. No familiar people nor friends to help. But genuine words spoken can ease tricky situations. All you need is just enough money to reach the nearest destination where help is in offer. People will understand the truth
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
28 Jun 09
The manager was so kind to let you go that easily... some would not be that way... and even resort to calling the police... but good thing that did not happen to you... good people still exist in this world... ready to help when we need one... Thanks for the response... welcome to mylot and i hope you enjoy every minute of your stay here...
@AndrewBoi (369)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
I think I would break down and cry. Joke. All my impotant papers and money are in my wallet. I don't know what I would feel if I lost it. Maybe I just have to accept the lost. So far, I haven't experienced that kind of problem. Maybe, someone stole it. That was really a very bad experience.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
28 Jun 09
I did not really lose my wallet... i just left it in the apartment... so when i got back... it was still there with all the money, cards, and some importants small papers... it would be such a hassle if i lost my wallet... hope that would never ever happen to me... Thanks for the response...
• Bulgaria
23 Jun 09
I would call a friend or a relative to help out or I would try to make no expenses, if possible.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
26 Jun 09
Well, making no expenses is impossible for me since i need to pay for the bus fare and other fares in order to get home... i am just glad that i have my trusty cell phone with me... kinda saved me from a very embarrassing situation... Thanks for the response... welcome to mylot and i hope you enjoy every minute of your stay here...
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
23 Jun 09
This happened to my just last week. I am still getting used to my new summer schedule and had left my wallet in my swimming pool bag from the day before. My son and I were out to lunch with a friend and his mom when I went to pay for lunch and found nothing. I had no money tucked anywhere else and had to turn to my friend to bail me out. It was no big deal really, but just made me realize that I will have to be a lot more organized with all of our different summer activities. I seem to have a bag or backpack for all the different things we do and will opt to leave my purse at home whenever possible.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
26 Jun 09
Good thing you were with a friend... or else you might get more creative in paying for the lunch... like call someone... or ask for a loan from a total stranger... well i also need to be more organized... i am just a sloppy person when it comes to my things... Thanks for the response...
@candy2306 (577)
• India
23 Jun 09
hi, i'm sorry about your wallet. i have came across the same situation myself and got away with coins in my bag to get the LRT ticket! i understand the tense you've gone through yesterday. i never fogot my wallet since that incident. at the same time i keep some money seperately in my bag and pockets for emergency situation if at all occurs!
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
26 Jun 09
It is good that i retained the habit of keeping some small bills and coins in my bag pocket... or it would have been very embarrassing to be able to pay for my bus ticket... i wonder if the conductor would just give me a free ride... or ask me to get off the bus... Thanks for the response...
@angelajoy (1839)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
This happened to me when I was still a student. I left my wallet at home, so I just borrowed money from my teacher. If this happens to me outside and I have nowhere to go or no one to run to, I would just take a cab and go home (I'll pay the cab driver when I get home) or I'll ask people for spare change and call my house or anyone I know with a landline who could help me.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
26 Jun 09
I think if i also forgot my cell phone... i would have opter for just taking the cab to my boss' home... then just borrow money there... can't go to my apartment because that would cost me a fortune... since i live like 100 kilometers from the capital city... Thanks for the response...
@geniustiger (1699)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
Oh so sorry for that. For God's glory I did not yet forgot my wallet only cellphone. Its true that cellphone helps you a lot when ever there's a problem happen so easy to send message whats the things left. If It happened to me I call my parents or somebody in the family to bring me my wallet in my office or where I am so that I can have what I need.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
26 Jun 09
Well, i don't think i could ask anyone to bring my wallet to me since i am the only one who has a key to the apartment... so my best solution is to just borrow some money for the time being... hope this sort of situation will not happen to you... Thanks for the response...