Haha, My wallet is a novel of money horror stores. Ask it and it'll tell you that I am unable to hang onto money for long
Same here. That's why my wife controls the finances. Much better that way.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, totally worn out & proclaiming "WOW, what a ride!"
Civ II rules after all these years......
I was in New York last year and I had my credit cards stolen. Out of my wallet. Which was in my purse. Which still contained, after the theft, the $30 cash I had in there plus my driver's license, car insurance card, etc. Whoever stole them just took the cards, they didn't bother with anything else. This was probably a smart move on their part, as I didn't discover that the cards were missing for about a day and a half (I was on a business trip and our meals, etc. were being paid for, natch.)
By the time I discovered my cards were missing and called up to have them cancelled, the thieves (or whoever the cards had been sold to)...
~ spent $400 at the big Macy's on 34th street;
~ spent a combined $25 on cab rides to various places (yeah, you can use cards in NYC cabs now)
~ tried to use my American Express card which declined on account of having expired the previous month. "HA-ha!" /nelson
~ went to Philadelphia and spent $700 at a K-Mart;
~ the piece de resistance, spent $160 at a Wawa (Wawas are convenience stores in the Mid-Atlantic states). I still can't figure out what the hell they spent $160 on there, that's too much to be just gas. Beer? Cigs? Phillies car flags? Jeff Foxworthy tapes? Damn, son.
Naturally I had all the charges reversed, it was just a royal P.I.T.A. at the time. It's kinda funny looking back on it now, I'm midly impressed at not only the volume of illegitimate purchasing but of how far my cards got before the jig was up. I've never been to Philly but my expired Amex card has. Sigh.