Do you know that sinking, sick to your stomach, feeling you get when you realize you’ve lost your wallet?
I’ve been there done that!
Now try loosing your wallet while on active in the military while down in Cabo San Lucas with your Military I.D. still in your wallet. Getting a new Military I.D. required your commanding officer’s approval – Let me just say he wasn’t all too happy about that!
But for the most part, you’re not going to have to worry about getting a new Military I.D., but you are going to go through the mental agony of trying to remember what exactly was in your wallet…
Which credit cards do I need to cancel; Great, I need to make an appointment with the DMV; Winning $80 Million Lottery Ticket (pretty much can write that one off!)
Well I found this story a few weeks ago on ABC’s Good Morning America.
It goes through how to keep a nice and tidy wallet that will help prevent I.D. Theft in the event your wallet is lost or stolen.
Here are the top 3 things no one should ever keep in their wallet:
- Never keep your Social Security Card in your wallet.
- Never keep your Passport in you wallet.
- Never keep a list of your passwords and account number in your wallet.
So remember to keep the contents of your wallet to a bear minimum just in case the unfortunate occurs.
Oh, and I’d love to hear your story about the event that transpired around a recent lost wallet story and how you were able to get it taken care of.
You may or may not be happy to know I did get a new Military I.D. without getting into too much hot water. The funny thing about it, I actually recovered that wallet! The cleaning lady at the hotel I was staying at in Cabo San Lucas found my wallet and somehow it made it’s way to the U.S. Embassy in Tijuana. Someone from the Embassy called my parents in Tennessee (being active duty in the military, I still was using a Tennessee Driver’s License), my parents called me, and I went down to the Embassy and picked it up. Believe it or not, everything was still in the wallet!
Goes to show there are still some good folks out there in the world.
Until next time… Keep Totally Secure.
Head Shredding Guy