Not having any idea about what to write about for an O word, H has unwillingly provided me with a subject by graciously losing his wallet.
Optimistic – adjective –
- Disposed to take a favorable view of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome.
- Reflecting a favorable review of events and conditions and expectations of a positive outcome; demonstrating optimism: an optimistic plan.
- Of or relating to optimism.
I’m trying to be optimistic about this ordeal. He’s kicking himself. I knew it was going to happen sooner or later and just had that thought run through my head two days earlier as he had to go back to the car to get his wallet before we went into a restaurant.
I’ve told him often he carries too much crap in that wallet and when he started recently to take it out of his pocket while driving because it was uncomfortable to sit on, I knew that was true.
He went to Winn Dixie this morning to pick up a couple of items we needed and came straight home. No other stops. Didn’t talk to anyone. Unloaded the one bag of groceries and put them up. That’s all.
Two hours later we were getting ready to walk out of the house to go to Troy for Andrews concert he was featured on timpani in and H asked, “Have you seen my wallet?”
We spent about fifteen minutes searching high and low, east and west, north and south. No wallet. Not in his truck, under the seats, in the bed of it or under it. Not in the yard, not in the seats, not inside or outside – Sam I am – I’m too tired and frustrated to make sense. Sorry.
We had to leave or be late for the concert. I called Winn Dixie. No one had turned it in, so in hopes it might turn up, I left my number. We drove through their parking lot on the way out and gave it a quick scan. No wallet.
At nine-forty-five when we returned home from Troy to search some more – which by-the-way was a great concert. I hope to have a video of Andrew’s featured piece on my author Facebook page soon. Can’t do it now because we are still searching for a wallet!
I’ve checked the accounts of all his credit and debit cards. None have been used. What next? I guess it’s time to sit down and start calling to have cards cancelled and reissued. What an ordeal!
Being optimistic for almost twenty-four hours has not brought back the wallet. I was hoping whoever found it would do the decent thing and turn it in to customer service at Winn Dixie, all items intact. Heck! They could even keep the cash for their trouble which would have taken about five minutes or less of their time.
But no – someone has an almost new wallet, twenty-one dollars in cash, a driver’s license that will be of no help if they are carded or caught speeding, and various credit cards that will be of no use in a few minutes.
After coming across this picture, even more stuff we didn’t think of came to mind. His medical insurance cards and voter ID were in there. Luckily, his social security card wasn’t. I don’t think. Now I’ll have to go search for that to make sure! Where did I put that? Uggh!