Nov. 15, 2016

OAC 219 What? Where's my wallet?

I'm not really fond of the fact this is the second scary subject I'm bringing to you, but when life lessons happen I have a mission to share it with you. And this is not one I wished I'd ever experienced.  While my children are away doing family...


I'm not really fond of the fact this is the second scary subject I'm bringing to you, but when life lessons happen I have a mission to share it with you.

And this is not one I wished I'd ever experienced.  While my children are away doing family duties in another state we were asked to be with our grand daughter while they were gone.

Our absolute pleasure, of course.  Plus, puppy and dog duties, too. So being a very independent and active 18-year old she had plans last night.  No biggie, we did too, and we were all to meet up later at her house.  I planned to spend the night and help her with homework and getting off in a timely fashion in the morning.

All was going as planned until we got a phone call at 9 PM telling us her wallet had been stolen and...her wallet was attached to her car keys!!! Yikes.  And her license, school ID, base ID, insurance card and her whole young life in this wallet key chain combo.

So we had to run out an extra key that only unlocked the car, not configured to drive it, and get things out that she had stowed for her friends.  Thankfully, she had her phone so we were able to communicate.

Well the evening continued with getting us all home and very worried about the severe implications.  Mom and Dad immediately cancelled the debit card, but what about identity theft, and fraud on all levels?  Not to mention getting a replacement license, etc. Losing her money and hundreds of dollars worth of gift cards she'd received. Changing the door locks, 'cause the house key was on that key ring, too!!!

So at midnight the Sheriff's office came by to take down a statement to file a report.  Need less to say, we did not get much sleep and our grand daughter did not get her homework done.

Lesson is, as you hear me talk about on this show, we cannot leave our purses, wallets, keys, suitcases or what have you just casually stashed somewhere or with other people.  You'll want to hear the whole story, 'cause I bet you've been there, done that.

So if you don't mind, sharing this it could save someone else a great deal of pain.  

Passing On A Smile,

Gail

P.S. Wednesday's podcast with Cynthia Bazin on "Tips & Strategies" will be so much more uplifting!  I promise :-)