Karma points are very THIN RICH & BOOZIE!
One of my favorite things to gain karma points is to find a wallet and returning it to its rightful owner. We’ve all been in the situation where we’ve lost our wallets or phone and it turns our worlds upside down. Think about it, we keep so many personal items in there… family photos, Social Security Cards, Credit Cards, Driver’s License, Medical information, receipts, and the list goes on and on. When you lose it you have to cancel your credit cards, bank cards, apply for a new driver’s license, and get new insurance cards… It’s such a pain in the ass.
For the past Three days as I’ve driven home from work I have noticed a Camo Mighty Wallet(it’s a wallet made out of heavy duty paper like what FedEx pouches are made from), in the road as I entered the Holland Tunnel. This location is certainly not a good location to lose something… It’s right after where any people cross and directly before you go into the tunnel. Traffic is always atrocious at the tunnel so you can just stop, or pull over without fear of being hit from oncoming traffic. Being on my vespa I couldn’t just bend over and
grab it when I saw it… so after seeing it 2 days in a row, my mind began to go crazy… what was in the Mighty Wallet? Maybe it was some sort of scavenger hunt with a check for the finder, what if it were some poor college student with every dollar they have in it, or I wonder if it could be a Ducati driving fashionista? I knew that I had to come up with away to get that wallet, even if it were empty… I could have a new “Lucky” wallet. But how? Then the idea struck me that I wrap tape on my shoe and try to get the wallet to stick to the tape.
So last night after visiting a couple of gays and an adorable baby French bulldog, I decided it was time to try this out without killing myself in the process. As I made my way down 7th Avenue at 8pm last night, I had my shoe all taped up and ready to stick. Bingo… it was still there. I reach my foot out and step down. Score… I got it, I really got it. I couldn’t have been more pleased with myself.
I arrived home and parked the Vespa into its normal parking spot and then went in for the loot. In the wallet I found it full of treasures. All treasures that belonged to an Italian man living and working in New York. In the wallet was a couple of Amex cards, a bank card, a few other credit cards, pictures of what I assume to be his family, a couple of receipts from LA, insurance card, but no cash… not even a dollar. This could have easily been my wallet… I never have cash. I made it upstairs to my apartment and immediately began my investigation into the owner of a Camo Mighty Wallet. I found the name of his company from one of the Amex cards and started my search there. Found it… on the list of staff under the section of owner was listed the matching name from the ID in the wallet. Luckily for me my search was made even easier when next to his name was his email address. Then next thing I knew I was emailing him to find out where I could return his wallet. Minutes later I received an email thanking me for contacting him and that he’d driven the route several times in search of it, without luck. He let me know that he’d already canceled his cards and applied for a new driver’s license… but he would love to have it back to retrieve his family photos, etc. We arranged for him to meet me at my office this morning… where he pulled up on his Ducati Motorcycle. It turns out that it was the Ducati driving fashionist after all…
He was very pleasant and thanked me immensely for being one of the good people in the world… if he only knew. He also came baring gifts… a $50 gift card to Starbucks… It turns out that I’ll have an shot or two of espresso and cup of Karma.