Did I Get a Scare Today! So Thankful for Honest People

New Playground at Paso Robles Downtown City Park
@bagarad (12170)
Paso Robles, California
January 28, 2018 12:31am CST
I had to run some errands this afternoon. After mailing a letter at the post office I stopped by City Park to get more pictures for my blog post that I mentioned in my post http://www.mylot.com/post/3148343/please-help-me-with-what-youd-like-to-know-about-a-park-before-going. I saw that some of your questions suggested more photos I should take. You can get an overview of the new playground in the photo attached -- if it shows. When I finished at the park, I went to Smart and Final to shop. I was getting tired, and almost skipped Albertson's on the way home, but it really was right on my way so I did stop to take advantage of some coupon offers. I was tired, and when I got back to the car with my groceries, I discovered I'd forgotten to put my handicap placard on the mirror, and I wanted to get loaded and out fast. Fortunately I didn't have a ticket. The store is about seven long blocks from home, so it's close. When I started unloading my groceries, I noticed my purse wasn't in the car. I dashed in and called the store and prayed hard. I left Hubby with the phone and hurried back to the store. Praise God! Someone had turned my purse in. I think I must have left it on my cart beside my car when I unloaded. As far as I can tell, the cash, credit cards, and all my ID, including my medical ID is intact. I'm very thankful most people are still honest, and one of those honest people spotted my purse first and turned it into the office. What are you thankful for today? Have you had a good scare lately? Have you ever had your ID or a purse or wallet stolen? Feel free to share your story.
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@LadyDuck (157833)
• Switzerland
28 Jan
I am glad you found your purse and you only got a big scare. I was attacked in Miami by two men who stole my handbag and I was also seriously hurt falling on the pavement. It was a bit more than a simple scare.
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@bagarad (12170)
• Paso Robles, California
28 Jan
That's awful. Miami doesn't sound very safe. Does this sort of thing happen often there? I'm sorry you had to suffer. How long did it take you to recover from your injuries and straighten out any financial messes caused by this attack? Did they catch the perps? Will this keep you out of Florida in the future? Out of the USA?
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@LadyDuck (157833)
• Switzerland
28 Jan
@bagarad I have heard that this sort of things happen every day in Miami. It took two full weeks to recover, I still feel the scar on my head. The police found my handbag the same day, it was thrown out by a speeding car. All the documents were inside, the money was missing, but I only had about 50$ and my credit cards. I blocked my cards. As the attack happened in the garden of the hotel, the hotel paid me 2,500$ for damages, financially I lost nothing. This did not prevent me to go again to Florida, but in Orlando, Kissimmee, the Panhandle, I will never go again to Miami.
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@bagarad (12170)
• Paso Robles, California
29 Jan
@LadyDuck I'm so sorry you got hurt. I'm glad you got help in recovering your financial loss from this. I have relatives in Miami Beach, but had no idea it was this unsafe.
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@Srbageldog (8597)
• United States
28 Jan
I'm glad you got your purse back and nothing was missing from it. Yes, there are still honest people out there, thankfully! I've never had my purse stolen, but I have had my home broken into and robbed before.
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@bagarad (12170)
• Paso Robles, California
29 Jan
I also had my home broken into in 2014. Nothing of value was taken, but I still felt very violated.
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• United States
29 Jan
@bagarad It is very violating. The burglars took two brand new laptops, a new digital camera, and over $200 in cash. Thankfully they didn't take anything of sentimental value.
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@bagarad (12170)
• Paso Robles, California
29 Jan
@Srbageldog Our burglar was evidently angry that we had nothing of value in the house that would be easy to fence. They left my old laptop on the table, but took it apart. They dumped all my dresser drawer contents on the floor to the extent they had to be cleared for the police to get into that room. They left refrigerator and freezer doors open and put ice cream cartons on the kitchen floor so they would melt there. It appears to the police that these were teen vandals, through I heard one comment that they suspected a certain person who seemed to operate this way. All damage didn't show up right away, so there were some surprises later on. I'm glad I lost only an unopened jar of my favorite chocolates, but I sure didn't enjoy cleaning up the mess.
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@m_audrey6788 (13622)
• Germany
28 Jan
Wow! That was something to be thankful for Glad you got your purse back completely
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@bagarad (12170)
• Paso Robles, California
29 Jan
When I got home and my purse wasn't in the car, I was really afraid. I'm glad an honest person saw my purse first and turned it in.
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• Germany
3 Feb
@bagarad Yes Glad that there are people like that
@JohnRoberts (57331)
• Los Angeles, California
28 Jan
You were very, very fortunate.
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@bagarad (12170)
• Paso Robles, California
29 Jan
I really was. God was looking out for me.
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@Hannihar (36533)
7 Feb
You are lucky. You got a nice person that turned it in. Not everyone does that.
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@bagarad (12170)
• Paso Robles, California
9 Feb
It would be a wonderful world if everyone did the right thing.
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@Hannihar (36533)
9 Feb
@bagarad Barbara, but, not everyone wants to do the right thing.
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@bagarad (12170)
• Paso Robles, California
9 Feb
@Hannihar Unfortunately, that's true.
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@Courtlynn (66137)
• United States
28 Jan
Oh wow. I'm so glad it was an honest person who found out.! Today I'm thankful for my bed, that my mouth doesnt hurt at the moment, and that I can make plans for my moms upcoming birthday. I have not lost anything so far
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@bagarad (12170)
• Paso Robles, California
28 Jan
I'm so relieved nothing was stolen! What happened to your mouth that has caused it to hurt? I'm glad you got some relief from whatever pain you may have been in.
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@Courtlynn (66137)
• United States
28 Jan
@bagarad got a tooth pulled back on Wednesday
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@bagarad (12170)
• Paso Robles, California
29 Jan
@Courtlynn Ouch! I think something is going on with my teeth on my left side, upper and lower. They are all really sensitive for the past three days. I don't want to go to the dentist.
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jan
I left my handbag in a cafe recently but luckily it was found and handed in too. Ans yes, it's nice to know there are still honest people around.
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@bagarad (12170)
• Paso Robles, California
29 Jan
I still haven't found my camera I lost in June. It had been in my purse, and I don't know if it fell out when we were in a restaurant or while visiting our friends in their motel room. No one in either place found it.
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jan
@bagarad It's awful losing a camera. Did you have photos stored on it? I try to download mine as soon as possible.
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@bagarad (12170)
• Paso Robles, California
29 Jan
@JudyEv I don't think I'd taken any photos yet on that empty flash drive. I had been planning to take some of the friends we were with.
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@Plethos (10312)
• United States
28 Jan
As a matter of fact i did, this morning. I thoght i was out of creamer for my coffee, found it hiding in the back of the fridge.
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@bagarad (12170)
• Paso Robles, California
29 Jan
I have quite a few incidents like that. Sometimes I'm positive objects have legs and move from where I was sure I had put them.
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@Plethos (10312)
• United States
29 Jan
@bagarad - i hate playing hide and seek,
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@bagarad (12170)
• Paso Robles, California
29 Jan
@Plethos Me, too.
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@just4him (117471)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jan
I did the same thing today. I left my purse on the counter at Aldi. I got to the car with my bag of groceries, and didn't see my bag and ran inside to find it right where I left it. There was another time several years ago when I left my wallet in the cart part where children sit, and didn't think anything of it. I got a call from the store and rushed back to get it. I had to identify who I was before they would give it to me, which I think was good thinking on their part.
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@bagarad (12170)
• Paso Robles, California
29 Jan
I had given my name when I called. When I got to the store to pick up the purse they asked my name. I believe they are careful. I'm glad you got your purse back, too.
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@just4him (117471)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jan
@bagarad Thank you.
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• Pamplona, Spain
28 Jan
Thank goodness they are honest. I would give it in too because I think of how I would feel if it happened to me.
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@bagarad (12170)
• Paso Robles, California
29 Jan
This incident reminded me that in spite of all the evil in the world, most people will still do the right thing.
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• Pamplona, Spain
29 Jan
@bagarad Truth and honesty always win over in the end I think for me at any rate.
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@minx267 (14571)
• Hartford, Connecticut
9 Feb
Wow, you are very lucky... Im always thankful for honest people.. but I'm a pessimist and believer they are becoming outnumbered by the not so honest! I did have a wallet I left on the top of my car once when grocery shopping.. just like you.. and I drove away and got a block away when it flew off my car under an underpass.. and some guy actually saw it and stopped (which put him in danger) to retrieve it and was able to find a coworker's phone number I had written on a piece of paper and called her and explained the situation and she called me and gave me his number so i could get my wallet back.... that is a rare thing that happens.
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@bagarad (12170)
• Paso Robles, California
9 Feb
I'm glad your story had a happy ending, too.
• Trinidad And Tobago
30 Jan
Wow! there are still good and honest people around. I am happy for you. I have always done 'good' little acts like that but I strongly suspect that when i leave it at the counter the owner will receive it minus the money. But I can very well accuse the counter person that they'll thief it or wait around for the original owner to show up. Sometimes the owners try to give me a reward but I don't really want money reward. I just want 'good karmas' where the Universe will return it to me one day when I need it the most. I think once when I was walking on High Street a guy tried to pick my purse. The other people shouted at me to watch out and truly, my hand bag was unzipped. I learn a lesson that day. I got a scared that day! and I am always careful now.
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@bagarad (12170)
• Paso Robles, California
31 Jan
It's too bad we have to be so careful these days. I've been seeing warnings from people in my area that traffickers are snatching people on the streets and in parking lots of large stores and shopping centers and that women alone should be very careful to notice their surroundings and not walk around such places looking at their phones instead of noticing people who seem to be where they shouldn't be.
@dodo19 (32909)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
29 Jan
It's really nice that a good person did turn it in. That was definitely lucky.
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@bagarad (12170)
• Paso Robles, California
29 Jan
I prefer to call it providential.
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@shaggin (36924)
• United States
29 Jan
I am so glad someone honest found it and turned it in and nothing was missing!
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@bagarad (12170)
• Paso Robles, California
29 Jan
So am I. I hope God will give that person many blessings to reward her. I wish I knew who had turned it in.
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@andriaperry (50766)
• United States
29 Jan
Whew that was a close one! Yes at Christmas, since the store was busy I put it in th wheelchair cart with Tony so he could watch it while I shopped, I thoughht I had lost it when I was checking out.
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@bagarad (12170)
• Paso Robles, California
29 Jan
It's so scary when you go to pick up your purse and you see it didn't come home with you! I'm glad you just misplaced yours.
@Susan2015 (20607)
• United States
29 Jan
It's wonderful that someone turned it in.
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@bagarad (12170)
• Paso Robles, California
29 Jan
I'm very thankful someone did.
@nela13 (7067)
• Portugal
28 Jan
Glad that you recovered your purse and thank God there still are honest people in this world.
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@bagarad (12170)
• Paso Robles, California
29 Jan
I'm very thankful to God for that.
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@allknowing (65287)
• India
28 Jan
Good there are still a few honest people left in the world. As I have often said I am forever in the attitude of gratitude and having said that nothing stands out.
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@bagarad (12170)
• Paso Robles, California
29 Jan
It's good you have the habit of being grateful and it's a way of life for you.
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@BarBaraPrz (19870)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
28 Jan
Lucky you! And lucky me, because I haven't had my purse stolen.
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@bagarad (12170)
• Paso Robles, California
29 Jan
I'm glad you haven't had that happen and I hope you never do.
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