Lost wallet


June 26, 2010

Not much happening, as I’m waiting for my next move. We had a 90% chance of of rain  today, but once the early morning rain stopped, it was nice all day. In fact, this evening, we had a great “moon rise,” a  full moon coming over the mountains. Went to the grocery (Pali) today and was disappointed with their vegetables, particularly their lettuce. I opted for spinach. There’s a store right next door that sells primarily vegetables and fruits. They had good lettuce. Keep that in mind. You might have to go to different places to get the quality you want.

Coincidence or karma?

The strangest thing happened to me tonight. I went out to play pool and won for a change, against a guy who beat me 6-2 last time. On the way home, I stopped for a slice of pizza. A block or two later, I noticed my wallet was missing. I went back to the pizza place – no luck. I headed home, trying to figure out my options, since my Visa card/ATM card was in my wallet. The fact I have $2,000 in Travelers Checks in reserve comforted me somewhat. But it would take weeks, if not months, to rectify this.

A block and a half after the pizza place, I was “chased down” by a family of four, who were standing on the corner. Through pure sign language, we determined that I had lost a wallet and they had found one. Apparently, they saw it drop out of my pocket. When they saw me come by, they flagged me down.

Coincidence or karma?

Next time someone denigrates these people, remember that story.

About 2bagsandapack

Lifetime journalist, author, magazine editor and publisher, now semi-retired and traveling the world. My plan, after living in Costa Rica for 14 months, was to visit a new country in southern Europe every three months to experience the culture and the challenge of adapting to a new environment, while on a fixed income. That plan was sidetracked when I was offered a job in Indonesia, providing an opportunity to explore Asia. Indonesia lasted for a 4 wonderful years but I have now moved on to Hua Hin, Thailand.
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