Saturday, 22 May 2010

Wisteria, lilac, peony and drama

Blind panic at 7.15 pm last Wednesday.  Just before I was due to go out with girlfriends, I realised my wallet wasn't in my handbag. Quickly ransacked house, could not check my car as son had taken it to the station (of course if it was there, the car would be broken into, I reckoned gloomily) Returned at midnight, searched car, no wallet, so I tossed and turned all night. I'd last used it at the village shop at midday that day but knew they would have rung me if they had found it on the counter. Where the XXXX was it and how many cards would I have to cancel? Wd have to borrow cash etc etc. Rang shop at five past eight next morning. Owner said that a delivery man had just that second handed it in. So I must have stupidly dropped it and it had sat unnoticed outside the village shop on the ground for 20 hours. There's only space for about four cars in this next-to-street parking and people usually amble up and down the village all day. Shop owner said she always knew it was quiet on Wednesday afternoons here.
Restores one's faith in human nature.

9 comments:

callmemadam said...

Lovely pictures and as you say, a story to restore your faith in human nature. What a relief for you!

Debs said...

How lovely of him. I'm glad you got your wallet back.

Ms Mac said...

So pleased you got your wallet back. I was actually a bit worried there! ;-)

The wisteria is beautiful- one of my favourite things about this time of year.

serenknitity said...

Beautiful pics.

A similar thing happened to me on Friday - frantic phone call home, then a last ditch call to Waitrose - where it had been handed in! When I went to pick it up next day and asked if people left their purses at the checkout often, the man shook his head in a bemused fashion and said 'You've no idea'. Made me feel a bit less like I'm losing my marbles, and hope it does the same for you.

Talli Roland said...

Gorgeous photos and what a great story to hear. So glad you got it back!

sablonneuse said...

Oh that feeling in the pit of yur stomach when you lose your purse! I got as far as cancelling my credit cards once and then found my handbag under the settee - but, of course, it was too late to 'uncancel' them.
I'm so glad your wallet was returned even though you had to suffer a sleepless night.

French Fancy said...

Hurrah for good honest people everywhere. Your garden is looking great.

JJ Beattie said...

OH AWFUL. I hate this sort of thing. The hot and cold flushes of panic... Husband 'lost' his bank card the other day... major panic. I imagined being stuck for ever in Thailand with empty bank accounts... OH. Hideous.

Of course, lovely Husband is dolt sometimes and it wasn't lost at all. He'd just done a 'man look' and hadn't seen it.

So lovely to hear of honest folk handing things in...

Susie Vereker said...

Thanks for your empathy re wallet, ladies. I must learn not to rush.
Yes, the wisteria is a wonder every year. I love it.