So I Cleaned Out My Wallet – Here’s What I Found
Fellas, I know we give our ladies a lot of grief for all the junk in their purses, but I will admit, we're just as bad. We just keep our clutter in a more compact place, our wallet. I traded mine out for a new one for the first time in 4 years or so the other day, and lucky you...you get to see what I found.
1) CMA Membership Card
Oh good! Proof that I am a member of the prestigious Country Music Association, or at least that I was through the middle of 2011.
2) McDonald's Monopoly Pieces
I might have been a big winner if I'd have eaten any McDonald's after the first day of the contest. Then again, who needs to go to a Beaches resort in a swimsuit after you've had enough Big Mac's to FINALLY get your Tennessee and New York Avenues.
3) Best Friend's Dad's business card
I like Ernie. He's a good man. Can't imagine one good reason to have his business card on hand at all times, but maybe one day I'll be glad I did.
4) Multiple Punch Cards
Businesses love to give these cards out to promote repeat customers, that often works for me, except that I forget to use it, or forget I have it. I had no less than 3 cards with only the first punch, from a place I go to every week. Then there's these haircut cards. I ask for a new one every couple months thinking I've lost them, but no...there all here.
5) Bank Account Number
Always good to remember your bank account number. Probably not a good idea to keep it in your wallet, but I sure did. For at least 12 years it appears, as Firstar became US Bank in 2001. You'd think this card might be even more worn out by now.
6) Picture insert...with no pics
I have a friend that has had his wallet so long, his picture of his wife has faded, been replaced and faded again. Me on the other hand, I just show people pictures on my phone, and apparently leave this worthless, wrinkled, in the way, piece of plastic in my wallet for years...just for the fun of it.
7) Disney Key Cards
Sure nice to keep these great souvenirs, not just from one...not two... but three different trips to Disney World, dating back to 1999! What am I doing with these in my wallet? Do I think one day the cryogenically frozen head of Walt Disney will come to me and say, 'If you can provide multiple keys to my kingdom, I will make you an heir to my riches!' I am probably more disappointed that my 2009 trip key is missing in action.
So, there you have it. The death of 'Ol' Dusty.' I've graduated to a more adult bi-fold wallet, and I've put my Disney key in there for safe keeping.