300 dollars in the dumpster

Canada
October 23, 2012 12:09am CST
My daughter took her wallet to Walmart and did some shopping. She opened up her things and threw the packaging back into the Walmart bag. I assumed it was all garbage and through it in the outside dumpster. The next day we couldn't find her wallet. Guess where it was. Our neighborhood is full of dumpster divers and they had already ransacked the bin. But I made my husband get in it anyway to double check. Tucked away under the garbage we found her wallet with the 300 dollars still in it. I was so relieved. Have you ever thrown out anything important by mistake.
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@Dominique25 (9476)
• United States
23 Oct 12
Wow that would have been awful if it wasn't in there. I'm sure all of you are relieved that her wallet was still in there. I haven't had something like that happened. But my husband has dropped his wallet a few times in different places. One time we were in this restaurant area at an event and he got up to go to the restroom and he dropped his wallet. I didn't notice it but thankfully an attendant noticed and was honest enough to return it. At that time we were in another state for vacation. So it would have been awful if he had lost all of his money. We still had a few more days and had to pay for our hotel stay.
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• United States
23 Oct 12
that was good and i knw now u would befor u thew something away
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• United States
2 Nov 12
Yeah it's important that we keep our eye open for things like that. It's nice though that there are still honest people out there who are willing to do the right thing. Otherwise it could have turned into a stressful vacation.
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@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
24 Oct 12
My father-in-law burnt his money. He had went to the bank and cashed his paycheck, and came home and laid it on the table. He then had went to the mailbox and picked up the mail and laid it on top. His wife had told him the mail on the table was all junk mail and ready to be taken out back and burned. Not thinking a thing about it, he grabbed it all and took it out. He was not as lucky as you, it was gone forever.
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@eagletrek2 (5017)
• Kingston, New York
23 Oct 12
Hi me know but I use to work in fast food People would be dumping there trash in the can And forget there cell phones or car keys And some time depding on restaurant Once it I. The can it gone. You got Lucky have a good day.
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@lacieice (2065)
• United States
23 Oct 12
Usnfortunately, yes, I have...usually papers that I should have kept. There is nothing worse than having to go through the garbage to retrieve something. Once, I mistakenly threw away a new bottle of medications, and the bottle was open, so they spilled out. I managed to save a few that were laying on top of paper, but the rest were lost.
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@love505 (22)
• China
23 Oct 12
Ha ha. Very glad to it.Sometimes things lost get is a exciting things. Later can don't careless,maybe next time he didn't so good luck.I've had this kind of experience, it is I become more cautious and careful..
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23 Oct 12
I always throw my lif into dumpster and couldn't find it back anymore.
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@ardieboi (195)
• Philippines
23 Oct 12
That was a bit of an error on her part though. I also had that experience of throwing away stuff by mistake. I had this motorcycle tire which was slightly used and i reserved it for future. I eventually bought another motorcycle. By the time i went looking for the spare tire i hid, my brother told me that my dad had given it to some kid he didn't know because in our place, kids play with tires by rolling it on the road using sticks.
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@kenshin2143 (1882)
• Philippines
23 Oct 12
Well, I have done similar today. Its within my computer though, I was deleting some of my files in my computer because I need to free some space in my drive. Later, I was looking for a certain file and realized that I deleted them too. Its already been permanently deleted and I cannot recover it anymore.
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@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
23 Oct 12
Now that was lucky. I guess many dont check bags for goodies. Bet she was happy to get it back. Have a great day there.
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@lady1993 (16074)
• Philippines
23 Oct 12
Oh, that was really lucky. Sometimes i do that.. i am holding two things, and when i am absent minded, i throw the thing that was not supposed to be thrown.. Fortunately, they were all solid stuff so i can easily pick them up.
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@allknowing (56639)
• India
23 Oct 12
After my foreign holiday I had a few dollars that I had kept in a pouch. My maid wanted an empty pouch to do some shopping. I gave her that pouch forgetting that I had kept those dollars. It is only days later I realised my mistake but she denied that there was anything in that pouch!
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@jenny1015 (13394)
• Philippines
23 Oct 12
Yup! I did a couple of times. The first one was throwing out an envelope thinking that it was empty but found out later on that it had $100 inside. Good thing our helper then thought of going through the bin before getting it out to the big dumpster outside. Then the second time was the birth certificate of my son which he needed for school. Both times, my husband got mad at me. hehehe. My fault!
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@BabyCheetah (1913)
• Australia
23 Oct 12
Whoa that was a close call. I've not done anything like that as far as I'm aware but I did lose my little mobile phone once and I suspect someone tossed it away. I was pretty gutted at the time because it was the cutest little phone. Never did find it so maybe that is what happened to it. Glad your husband found it. I hope you cooked a special meal or something as a reward for that one
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@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
28 Dec 12
Oh my. It's a good thing you found it! That's equivalent to many, many years of Mylotting! LOL
@Mavic123456 (7931)
• Thailand
2 Dec 12
whewwww.. that's a great hell of a scare .. I could faint if something like this happen to me. good thing that you were fast and figured out right away that it could be probably be in the trash can. Whew... such an adrenalin rush I am sure. dub.. dub. dub.. dub...
• Canada
31 Oct 12
I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GLAD YOU FOUND IT!!!! Even better that you found the money that was supposed to be in it. One thing I know is NOT to throw my wallet into a shopping bag. The other thing is to check the contents of a shopping bag, before I toss it, because often I'll keep a few chocolate bars in one but some trash in another. I don't want to throw away the chocolate bars in a trash. I'm sure all bags will be checked from now on. :)