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Found "money"

February 13th, 2009 at 09:27 am

Found a small sum of "money" the other day. Not in the form of cash, but in the form of someone's lost Charlie Card - Boston subway electronic pass! I hate that the MBTA rushed these things into use with no way for anyone to register or track cards. So now I have someones card, have an idea of how much is on it, and have no way of finding the rightful owner. Frown It's too bad. I just can't help but think this was someone else's hard earned money. I put a post on craigslist and got one response - but it wasn't a match. There's not much else I can do.

In other news, I started something viral on the internet!! Fatwallet is one of my favorite websites and they were giving away little stuffed fish that said fatwallet on them if you posted a hot deal and met the criteria. Oh I wanted one SO BAD! Well, long story short, I lucked upon an email coupon that was perfect for posting. I got my fish - and a tshirt - and the next thing I know this same coupon has come back to me three times!! I edited my name out of it, but it had a unique serial number on it so I know it's mine. When my coworker happily handed me the coupon, it launched me into such a laughing fit that I couldn't breathe! So I'm enjoying my 15 minutes of anonymous fame. If anyone ended up with a T.G.I. Friday's BOGO entree' coupon with serial # 169149242 - that was my fault! All I wanted was a stuffed piranha!

I have a lot of things to do this weekend before I head to my mom's on Monday. Surgery is scheduled for some time on Tuesday. I don't yet know if I'll be bored or if she has a long list of stuff to work me to death. I DO plan on snagging her grocery receipts to see how she spends more than twice what I do at the grocery store! Yes, she has overspent this paycheck already!! Once this medical issue is taken care of, I do plan on having a discussion with her regarding finances. I still just can't understand how she spends blindly without paying attention to her bank balance. A cash only system may be required in the future.

On the home front: DH is "car shopping". This mostly means he changes his mind every single day on what he wants. He's also just browsing cars online and has only gone to look at one as of last night. He never did tell me if he even saw the car. I'm ignoring this until it becomes a real issue. In the meantime, we're trying to get together CASH to pay for something temporary. He doesn't want his car anymore because of his back problems. Just not "cushy" enough.

Well that's about it for now. Hope everyone is having a great day!

5 Responses to “Found "money"”

  1. Chalatenango Says:

    How much did you get in the Charlie card?
    I doubt anyone honestly though they would get their card back.

    My mother lost her card once. She doens't add more than $20 at a time. She keeps her balance around $10.00.
    As for me, I just buy the monthly pass.

    If you don't use the "found' money, go ahead and forward to me, I'd be glad to take it off your hands. If intereted, let me know, and I will give you my address.

    Good luck with everything else.

  2. dmontngrey Says:

    Chalatenango: I just read a comment you made on another blog and I see you found out your going to be a father! CONGRATULATIONS! Smile
    I think there is around $20 on this card, give or take some. I didn't check - can you do that at those machines? I only ever stop there fast enough to add money to mine. I always add $10 at a time because I only travel into Boston occasionally, not regularly. I still would love to find the owner of this card, but I doubt it will happen. Sure wish the MBTA would get the technology together for us to register our cards! Well beyond giving this a little time hoping on the "magic" of craigslist, I haven't decided what I will do after that. If I decide this is something I can't use, I sure will let you know! For now, I'll just hold onto it.

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I hope your mother's surgery goes well.

  4. Chalatenango Says:

    You definitively can check card balances on the machines. As soon as you "read" the card, either the information shows up, or there's a option to press "info". Once you are done, just walk away, or hit cancel.

  5. SicilyYoder Says:

    I like reading your blog. I'll have to check Fat Wallet out.

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