Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Lost and Found

Last Sunday was not a good day. We were jinxed I tell you. I should have known from the start that we shouldn't have gone out when my hair got caught in the hair dryer. Or maybe we've just been having a run of bad luck. Did I mention that I broke our laptop right before an important job interview the previous week? And this happened right after I finished collating a presentation I intended to show my hopefully future employer. But as it seemed a tad too cliche to say my computer broke which is probably the adult professional's version of 'the dog ate my homework' I just went on the interview without it. Anyway, so broken computer and hair dryer-fried hair aside, we still went out to have a nice family day. However, a cab ride later, as luck (or in this case, bad luck) would have it my husband loses his wallet in the back of the cab. Ack. So after he comes back from running after the taxi, empty handed, following which he promptly forgets the taxi's license plate number, we were resigned to spending the next few minutes calling our various banks to try and block our cards. An hour, 4 phone calls and one broken phone later (wherein the phone dropped to the ground, repeatedly), we finally blocked all our cards, posted an alert with Comfort Cab and could take a moment to think 'let go, move on' so we could enjoy the rest of the day.

And so we did. And we thought to ourselves, okay, lost wallet, not the end of the world. Sure it was a hassle since aside from waiting for my husband's new cards to arrive, he also had to file for a new IC (cost: SGD100) but at the end of the day we didn't lose that much.

So we went on with our lives.

Today however I went down to the mailbox and found a package. It was a big envelope and quite bulky. I instinctively knew it was my husband's wallet. I opened the envelope, unwrapped the plastic around my husband's wallet and saw that it had all his money and cards intact. The wallet also came with a letter from SingPost. It seems that someone found the wallet and dropped it in one of the many mailboxes scattered around the island. But going the extra mile, when SingPost processed it, they actually took the time to put protective wrap on it, write up a letter and mail the wallet back to us free of charge.

My husband's wallet and the SingPost letter

Let me just say, wow, the system really works.

Thank you anonymous-person-who-found-my-husband's-wallet and thank you Singapore Post!


  1. It's so nice to know that there are still good people out there!........ And thank you Singpost for such great service! :)

  2. Thanks to the good Samaritan! Now I have my wallet back. From now on, I'll separate my IC from my wallet. It's like losing SGD100 in an instant plus the hassle of waiting for 30 days to have a new IC.

    And of course, my phone!

    -Wallet Owner

  3. wow cool! singpost mail for free for lost and found? really cool. and it's comforting to have honest people around. I lost my huge camera bag 2x times here in SG. at the science center and universal studios. they never fail. i find them each time at the lost and found box, at the end of the day !1

    1. Hello Dew! Thanks for dropping by. I know, right. We were really hoping someone would find it and return it since we've heard about similar lost and found stories, and now we've experienced one ourselves. Big thanks for recommending I move to blogger. I do think I've had more exposure here than at livejournal. Hello to your family!

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