lost and found
February 15, 2010 11:39am CST
i was cleaning my house yesterday when i saw my old wallet and holding it makes me smile because there was a story behind it... 2 years ago.. i was walking to work one day when a stranger approached me and started talking to me. I couldn't understand what he was saying at first ( i normally dont talk to stranger) until he asked me for my name. I pretended not to hear him, and walked away. He approached the lady behind me, and asked her the same question. As i watched them talk out of the corner of my eye, I saw the man take out a wallet and asked the lady if it was hers. It was my wallet w/ my name on it. He was actually wondering who the owner was, and didnt want to give the name on the wallet right away because someone else might say it's theirs. I felt so embarrassed for being rude, and apologized over and over to the man who was just trying to help :(( what can you say about this story of mine? do u experienced this situation before? thnkx for your time ..
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15 Feb 10
That's an endearing story. It's remainder that there are some people who are moral and honest. If I ever lose my wallet, I hope someone like him finds it. I wish I had a personal story where I've encountered people like that. Most of my experiences when a stranger walks up to me and asked for my name had been for creepy intentions. One time, I was walking across the street to the neighborhood grocery store and was stopped by some guy who asked me if I wanted to buy some pot. That was freaky.
• Garden Grove, California
20 Feb 10
novelcai what a lovely man and he was just trying to returen your wallet. I had a similar experience only I did not even missit but I had accidently dropped my checkbook in Vons one day when I was searching for my Von's card. And of course I did not know it at the time. I saw this elderly man searching for the numbers on our apartment building and I felt sort of sorry for him as he seemed quite lame. So I asked him which apartment he was looking for and he startled me. oh he said I am looking for a Mrs. Patsie Hatley apt 19 and I had to say, well you are in luck . thats me alright. what can I do for you? He held out my checkbook, and my Vons Card,oh my I looked and there they were, "oh my well thank you, and I wish I had some money to pay you, this is so kind, a lot of people would have thrown them away or tried to use my vons'club card. He refused to take any money from me, telling me He just knew I would be frantic trying to find my checkbook and hoping nobody tried to use my checks. I thanked him and helped him walk back down the stairs as he was really winded. He could easily have tried to use either one of those two, but of course he wouldn't have known my passwords. I had about decided I would have to go to the trouble of replacing both the card and the checkbook with my checks.
18 Feb 10
hehe...that's funny, but i can't blame you for your act & being suspicious at first, nowadays its really difficult to trusts strangers... but anyway its good to know that there are still honest people existing in this world. maybe you should really keep that wallet and so that you will always remember that moment in your life... well, this kind of thing don't happen to me yet, well as of today i don't really remember anything like that that happens to me... but maybe if the same thing happens i guess i will also react the same way as you reacted...unless he's papable! haha just kidding!