In June of last year, a couple was boating in the Buffalo National River. Much to their surprise they found a wallet that went missing 10 years ago! The wallet was stuck in the middle of a rock and a tree branch. It was torn and wet. Inside the wallet was a credit card that had expired in 2004, an Illinois driver’s license and a blockbuster card. It would be interesting to know how the wallet made it all of the way from Illinois to Arkansas!
The couple posted a photo of the wallet on some social media websites. Much to the couples surprise, they matched the name on the credit card with a social media profile. They also found a phone number that led to the owner. The couple who owned the wallet lost it on a canoe trip in 2003. Their canoe had capsized and the authorities rescued them as the river was overflowing.
Will these lost & found stories go on?
The story above is gripping. It’s also wonderful to know how wallet’s finders had put in effort to return the wallet to its owners. Many such real stories come up every day in newspapers and social media sites, where people find wallets containing cash/credit cards, and return them like Good Samaritans. It’s true that we like these stories of losing something, and then getting it back after many years out of the blue. The nostalgia attached to a wallet is understandable.
Despite the feel-good-factor that lost and found wallet stories evoke, losing such things is risky. People usually keep credit cards, cash, and licenses in their wallet; losing them can cause financial loss and plenty of hassles. Losing wallets in the water brings more trouble as the wallet and the things inside it may get destroyed. In order to avoid such situations, a small wallet made with materials like neoprene and silicone can be handy. These materials are waterproof and if the wallet falls in the water, it will float keeping all the items inside safe. So, if you go out boating, fishing, or water skiing, there are less chances of these wallets falling out. Even if it did fall out it will remain intact, unlike leather wallets. Therefore, it’s time to bring about a change with these new-age wallets.