This morning as I was leaving for work I couldn't find my wallet. Now that's strange because every time I come home I'm very careful to put it on the counter right next to the door.
I looked all over the house, in the pants I was wearing yesterday, on my dresser. Even in the dresser drawers (thinking I might have knocked it off the top and it fell into a drawer). Checked in my car. Looked everywhere I could think of. No luck. So I headed out to work, trying to remember when I last had it. The best I could remember, the last time I had it was when I filled up for gas at Sheetz on my way home yesterday evening. I remembered my daughter calling me as I was filling up with gas and I was fumbling around with the phone, the gas pump handle and . . . yes . . . my wallet. I remember putting it on the roof of my car!
When I got to Sheetz I ask if anyone had turned in a wallet and the lady checked and said they hadn't. So I decided to walk up the median of the highway to see if I could see my wallet . . . it had to have fallen off the rooftop fairly soon as I got up to speed.
I walked for maybe 1/3 mile. Nothing.
I tried to remember everything I had in my wallet. I was carring a little more cash then normal, my debit card and my credit card, driver's license, bank access card, and a bunch of other things that didn't really matter all that much. All gone!
To relieve the pain of the loss some, I did find a $20 bill!! Certainly not compensation for my loss, but it did ease the pain a little!
A little further down I spotted a $1 bill. Then . . .another $20. Guess I had my bad luck yesterday, but someone else had had some bad luck too! I knew I would be okay with my loss and I hoped whoever lost this would also be okay. These are tough time for so many people.
Further down the road I saw the sleeve that a NC Hunting / Fishing license comes with. Looked inside but nothing. Odd. Very Odd! Saw nothing else and went maybe 1 mile. So I crossed the lanes and headed back towards my car. Went maybe 1/4 mile and I saw another $1 bill. Then, I saw an REI membership card . . . with my name on it!
So probably all the money had been mine anyway! Little further I saw my Sam's Club card. Then my VISA!! Thank goodness! And soon there was my debit card! But that was it. Nothing else . . . and no wallet! So I decided to walk back again . . . I had to have missed the wallet itself!
Going back on the median I did find my fishing license, Food Lion MVP card and a few other things. But no wallet.
So I headed back towards my car. On my way back a car pulled over near me. The driver asked me if I was looking for something and I told him I was looking for my wallet. He asked where I was from and I told him Littleton, NC. He smiled a big smile and told me he had been jogging yesterday evening and had found my wallet! What are the chances! I am so lucky!
So this was about running after all! I followed him back to his house (about 4-5 miles away!) and got my wallet back! YESSSSS! There are a lot of honest people in the world . .. but this was a runner and I'm sure he would have spent a lot of time trying to find me. Runners would do that. Not everyone else would!
What a nice guy! He and I talked some and it seems his daughter goes the the daycare center near there and he and his buddy run there often. I told him about the Rocky Mount Endurance Club . . . I hope he will join the group!
Thank you Ronell Edmondson!
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