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Ferk It! - The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
Ferk It!
I lost my wallet.

I noticed Saturday when I was looking for my swimming trunks (and couldn't find them).  I thought I'd have to go into Romford and buy some... which lead me to look for my wallet.  This in turn lead me to believe I'd left it in work on Friday.

I called into work on Monday morning... but it wasn't on my desk... and it wasn't anywhere else sensible either.

I got in and cancelled all my cards... of which there aren't many.  I was asked a lot of dumb questions... like what my card numbers were.  I know there are some people who can remember 5 different 16 digit numbers... but I am not one of them.  I would no more write my card numbers down than I would my pin numbers.

I will now have to wait 7-10 days for my replacement cards... that's a week or two without access to any money.  How's a man supposed to live?

The irony is - last night I found my wallet.

It was on the filling cabinet at home.

I am going to be almost 2 weeks without cash for no reason other than my own stupidity.

Current Location: EC2Y 9AQ
Current Mood: aggravated aggravated

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scaree From: scaree Date: November 20th, 2007 01:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
You should be able to withdraw cash over the counter at a branch of your bank. Some credit card companies will also extend this facility, but it will cost. It does of course require you to be able to provide alternative ID. (passport, driving licence and sometimes a utility bill)

I have no passport or driving licence so I never carry ALL my cards.
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: November 21st, 2007 12:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm sure I could go into a branch - the added complication is I bank with an internet only bank... but they do have a parent company (who is also a bank!) who have branches... and I'm sure something could be arranged if I got desperate!
nuala From: nuala Date: November 20th, 2007 04:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

Teh Suck.

Because I was doing a lot of traveling back and forth to/from the states, I made a xerox of my passport, my drivers license, and my cards. Luckily, it never became an issue. I know this doesn't help much now. :-(
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: November 21st, 2007 12:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Teh Suck.

The one saving grace is I never lost my drivers licence...

...but that would be because I don't have one! ;) I also keep my travel pass in a seperate place.
tabby_of_doom From: tabby_of_doom Date: November 20th, 2007 04:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow. That's so Valerie.
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: November 21st, 2007 12:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Why thank you! - That's a great complement! ;)
honeyrider From: honeyrider Date: November 20th, 2007 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
i'm not going to fess up to how many times i've done the same thing, but i will tell you that a couple years ago i left my wallet on top of gas pumps thrice. in one week. ooops. my idiot way beats yours. :)
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: November 21st, 2007 12:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow... you was really trying your luck there. There are either a lot of really honest people about in your part of the world - or you truely have the best luck! :)
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