Leaving your identity behind

I’m 1000 miles from “home” and it happens.  I’m at Target to  buy some Lemon Pledge for my new home and I reach for my wallet and it’s not there.   Oh crap.  Maybe it is in the car – nope.  Maybe it is on my desk at work – nope.   Maybe it is in my apartment – nope.  Maybe it is sitting on the counter at the Comcast bomb shelter.  Damn.   There is no phone number to call to find out.

Now I’m out of state, no ID, no money, no credit cards, no insurance card, no parking stub for my car parked at the airport in CT, my original social security card is gone – I am *so screwed*.

Then I notice a voice mail on my cell phone.   “Hi, this is Mike from the Security Department at the apartment complex.   I think we have your wallet and it has $51 inside.   Drop by the Security Office when you get a chance.”

I can’t construct an explanation of how they wound up with it.  Most likely Comcast got it and knew my address and connected it with the complex (I had their leasing agent’s card inside).   It doesn’t explain how it made the 5 mile journey.

Well, now I have met the security department (it’s literally right next door).

So the adventure continues.


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4 Responses to Leaving your identity behind

  1. Nidster says:

    After locking myself out of my vehicle for the nth time I started carrying a spare key in my pants pocket as well as keeping the remote in a seperate pocket. Quit carrying a wallet too. Now I just rubber band my CC and cash together and carry them in my front pockets.

    Glad someone found your wallet who was honest and resourceful enough to give you a call.

  2. Art Stone says:

    Talked to the security guy this morning. He found it sitting on the chair across from his office. I had sat down there because I didn’t have the keys to my apartment (they were hanging in the file cabinet at work).

    Hopefully I’ll settle into a routine soon now that I’m settled in at my new home.

  3. briand75 says:

    Not many worse feelings than that. If you are like me, you will touch or otherwise verify that you have the wallet whenever you go out for the next few months.

  4. Mark says:

    I’m so glad you found it. There’s nothing worse than that feeling of dread when you think about all the work you’ll have to do to reconstruct the documents in your wallet. I’ve been in that position a couple times, and thankfully it has always worked out well, as it did for you.

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