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Our Wallet's Adventure

Postby MakersDozn » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:04 pm

We take the commuter train to work in New York City. Yesterday morning, we took a cab to the train station because our car was still in the shop. We gave the cabbie $20.00 and asked for $16.00 change, which he gave us. We got out of the cab quickly so he could drop off his other passenger, and we had the change in our hand until we got onto the platform. It was then that we noticed that our wallet was gone. :shock:

We spoke to the dispatcher, we spoke to the cabbie after he came back....the wallet was nowhere to be found. We spoke with a police officer, but he said that because the wallet went missing on railroad property, the county police had no jurisdiction, and that we should contact the transit police outpost, which was located in a remote neighborhood about three miles away.

So we took another cab home. By then we only had $12.00, no ATM card, no credit cards, no license or registration, and none of the other documents that we kept in our wallet. But there was a message on our home machine. A young woman said that she had found our wallet. So we called her immediately and arranged to meet her back at the railroad that evening at 5:30.

In the meantime we contacted our bank (debit card), our Visa card, our MasterCard, and American Express to cancel all of our existing cards and order replacements. We also contacted the cable company because we're on autopay with them. They said we could suspend autopay for as long as we needed and just pay month by month.

We also called the car rental, who said that they would be able to charge the rental under the existing "hold" that they had placed on the MasterCard. The "hold" would just transfer over to the replacement card, since it's the same account.

We met the woman at the railroad in the evening, and she was very nice. We wanted to give her a reward, but she refused, saying that the same thing had happened to her a few months ago.

And then we went to therapy. :roll:

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Re: Our Wallet's Adventure

Postby VioletFlux » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:30 pm

Wow that's quite an adventure, for your wallet and for you!

Glad you got it back ok.

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Re: Our Wallet's Adventure

Postby TheGangsAllHere » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:39 pm

Where did she find it? I want to know its WHOLE adventure! :D
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Re: Our Wallet's Adventure

Postby MakersDozn » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:53 pm

Thanks, V2 and Gang.

TheGangsAllHere wrote:Where did she find it? I want to know its WHOLE adventure! :D


On the ground in the parking lot, near the steps up to the platform, where we got out of the cab. She didn't get more specific than that. We're just glad that someone honest found it and contacted us right away.

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Re: Our Wallet's Adventure

Postby birdsong87 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:23 pm

damn, I would have been stressed enough to cover 3 more weeks of regular stress with that kind of experience.
so glad you got it back so quickly!
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Re: Our Wallet's Adventure

Postby MakersDozn » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:32 pm

Yes, we feel fortunate. Thanks, birdsong.

At the moment we misplaced the wallet, we were exiting the cab. We were uncomfortable about being in a confined space with two strangers (the cabbie and the other passenger). And we felt awkward at the moment that we had to say thank you and goodbye, so we rushed through it and, as a result, didn't pay enough attention to our belongings.

It would be very easy to just say, "We have to pay better attention." But there's an element of blame and shame to that approach. If feelings of awkwardness are at the root of our behavior, then we need to address those feelings. And pay attention to our belongings.

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Re: Our Wallet's Adventure

Postby Floralie » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:55 pm

Paying attention to a detail.. it's so much cheaper to use cab over there. I mean I knew it, but never actually heard any prizes, so it's just mindblowing. I mean in here the starting fee, before the cab actually moves is about 6-7 euros I think. Driving about 4,5 miles costed something around 25 euros, that is a bit over 29 USD.

In here you use cab if you are wealthy, or on special occasions sometimes when going out. I hardly ever use cabs, and if I do, then someone else wanted to pay that for me. (One dog owner whose elderly special needs dog I take care a lot, wants to pay me cabs home sometimes, and that is pretty much only times I ever use them.)

Glad you got your belongings back. It's a huge job to call everywhere when losing a wallet, but luckily it turned out OK. Do you need to pay for your new cards now?
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Re: Our Wallet's Adventure

Postby MakersDozn » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:47 pm

Hi Floralie,

None of the banks said there would be a fee to replace the cards, so that's good. As for the cost of cabfare, a small portion of our community is an incorporated village, and the cabfare is lower if the entire ride is within that area.

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Re: Our Wallet's Adventure

Postby IainEtc » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:25 am

Wow! That's an adventure. Nice to find an honest person. We're glad you're ok.

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Re: Our Wallet's Adventure

Postby MakersDozn » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:28 am

New debit card, check.
New AmEx card, check.

Two down, two to go. The Visa and MasterCards seem to be taking longer to replace. One of them's from a very large national bank, so you'd think they'd be quicker about it. Ohwell. We have to remember how fortunate we are that things aren't worse.

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