About 10 minutes ago, i said to myself – “oh shit, where’s my wallet?”.
Searched the room, searched the car, all my bags no luck..
I then tried to retrace my steps – where was the last place i had it – it was probably in Dundalk Town (last time i used it), so that can be good i told myself.. normally i don’t venture outside the college, but i ended up walking in to town for some reason 🙂
I was just about to ring the college, or just drive back up (as the office is probably closed) to see if i’d left it there (i remember being in a rush out and grabbing the coat off the back of my chair to beat the rush hour traffic)… my coat has button pockets, and i probably didn’t have them buttoned, so it must have fallen out under a table or something…
Anyway, just as i was grabbing my keys and preparing to go off, i got an email from the college saying it was found Success! Some good samaritan handed it in.. probably cleaners or something…
So that saves me cancelling my credit cards and losing a few quid in cash 😉 However, it now means i have to go up to college and back just to collect my wallet… a 2 hour round trip 😡
Complete waste of petrol and energy, but the thing is i’m off college for the next 2 weeks, so i have to collect it. I blame the coat manufacturer for not having zip pockets. Zip pockets FTW.
I hate those hoodies with shallow pockets – they’re a disaster as everything falls out of them if you sit down. Shirt Pockets are just as bad, and coats with buttons suck too as they’re not completely sealed up.
So a mixture of good and bad news. I’ll get my wallet back – hopefully with everything in it but i also have to burn a few quid in petrol driving up and back, plus i’ll lose two hours of time i could be putting towards working.
UPDATE: as always you know me, i have to turn situations like these in to websites So i did a bit of browsing and came across a cool experiment. Some guys deliberately plants 100 wallets around a town to see how many people are honest and return them or just take them.
74 returned, 26 stolen, which is actually pretty good imo. I thought it would be 50-50.