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A couple of weeks ago, I was at Nagoya Station when I realized that I needed to withdraw some money from the bank. I went to the ATM, but when I took my wallet out of my pocket, I couldn’t find my card.
I have two bank accounts, and so I have two cards. I use one for my personal expenses, and one for my publishing company. When I looked in my wallet, I could only see the one for my publishing company.
As you can imagine, I was very worried. I thought that the card might have fallen out of my wallet in the car, so I ran back to the car park to look for it, but I couldn’t find it anywhere.
I eventually gave up looking for it and decided to call the bank to tell them it had been lost. They were very helpful, and they put a stop on it immediately. They also told me that it had not been used in the last few days, so I was very relieved.
The next day, I went to the bank to order a new card. I had to wait an hour and a half, and I also had to write my name and address on about 300 forms. I couldn’t really complain, though, because it was my fault for losing the card. (Well, to be honest, I did complain a bit!) After going through all that, they told me that the card would be sent to me in about a week.
As far as I was concerned, that was that, but I was still curious as to what had happened to my original card. I looked all over my house, but I couldn’t find it, so I just gave up and forgot about it.
A couple of weeks later, I was out on my bicycle, and I suddenly remembered where I had put the card. I didn’t even need to check, because I was 100% sure that I knew where it was. A few weeks earlier, I had gone out for a long ride, and I had decided to put the card in my saddle bag (a very small bag that hangs under the seat of my bicycle) so that I could withdraw money at an ATM if anything happened.
When I got home, I looked in the saddle bag, and sure enough – there it was. It had already been cancelled, so I couldn’t use it anymore, but at least I knew what had happened to it.
To be honest, I quite often do things like that. I find smart places to put things, and then completely forget about them. I don’t think I am the only person in the world with this tendency, so I was wondering if you have any stories about something that was lost and then found again.
Look forward to reading your comments.
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