We'd finished lunch and I pulled out my bag to get my wallet to put in my share and then I gasped!
My wallet wasn't in my bag!
I knew immediately what happened.
When I go to Spanish on a Thursday, I take my wallet and phone from my bag and transfer it to my Spanish bag together with water.
I got back on Thursday and since my phone was in my hand (listening to a podcast on the way back), I forgot to properly empty my bag and that's where the wallet was.
|there's the driver's licence - bottom right|
This has never happened to me (EVER!) in my life.
So someone paid for me and all was well.
Because my wallet also has my driver's licence.
I'd forgotten about this on the way from there to my appointment and of course I was stopped randomly by the cops. I wasn't driving badly - there's an app that tests my driving and I got 5 green stars for that trip.
But as I pulled over, I remembered the missing wallet.
I told the cop I'd forgotten my wallet and the licence is in the wallet.
Well, I just checked the app now to see how long I was stationary, and it was a mere 8 minutes.
Guys, 8 minutes of hell.
I don't know what the procedure is, but the cop kept threatening to slap handcuffs on me and cart me off to jail.
I have a licence, I was not driving badly or speeding or anything (I don't ever speed), I was just not in possession of my little card at the time.
I do know I'm supposed to keep it with me when I'm driving and like I said, this was the first time ever... in 16 years of driving... that I didn't have it.
So yes, I was expecting a fine, fair enough, but not these threats to throw me in jail.
Eventually he let me go.
I was so shaken and the car was parked on an uphill, so when I tried to take off, it cut out, and he shouts at me, "see, you don't even look like you have a licence". Very rude!
Anyway, I drove off, turned the corner, and burst out crying.
I drove straight home, collected my wallet, and was 15 minutes late to my appointment.
Never again. I'm going to be OCD about checking my bag.
But really, what happens if someone just stole your wallet?????
Has something like this ever happened to you?
I think I need to get me a Legalwise policy!