Thursday, March 03, 2011

Retrieving My Wallet

Yesterday I was going through my purse and realized my wallet was gone. My heart dropped and my mind scrambled to remember where I had seen it last. I ran out and checked the car, but found nothing. I had lunch at Portillo's with a friend earlier in the day, so I called the restaurant and sure enough, someone had turned in my wallet!

I was so, so grateful and raced to Portillo's to pick up my wallet before anything happened to it. Much to my surprise, the manager said he had one question for me.

"What church do you belong to?"

At first I looked at him blankly, wondering why in the world he was asking me about my church of all things. Not asking my address, or about what cards might be in my wallet to prove it was mine.

But I realized he must have really gone through my wallet, because my temple recommend card with the church's name is tucked behind my driver's license. 

"The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints," I said. 

The manager smiled and handed me the wallet. 

Note to self - put my phone number inside my wallet in case I lose it again...


Lily said...

I'm glad you found your wallet--and that he asked such a cool question!

Marci said...

What a good story...except the part where you lost the wallet to begin with :-)!

Aaron and Emily said...

I am not sure I get why he asked that, if your driver's license with your picture was in the wallet. Couldn't he just tell it was you? But it is neat that he asked.