Tuesday, February 7, 2006

Inside My Wallet: Please Please Please Be A Million Dollars … Dang

Author: Nick
Category: Money

It’s been a popular topic as of late, so I figure it might be amusing to explore the contents of my own wallet. Or, if not amusing, then at least incredibly boring.

In the billfold

  • $16 in cash. Two fives, six ones.
  • Receipts. Both for credit card purchases. One is for gasoline (thought I had lost this one). The other is for dinner last Saturday–Cheeburger Cheeburger; I ate the 20 oz. burger and got my picture up on the wall. I still feel it in my stomach.

In the card slots

  • Credit cards. I just keep my Citi Shell MasterCard and Bank of America Visa on me.
  • Club cards. Safeway and Giant at the front since they get used the most. Sam’s Club and Super Fresh are in there, too. I’ll probably ditch them both since there is no Super Fresh around where we moved and I don’t intend to renew the Sam’s Club membership.
  • Gift cards. I think all of them only have a few bucks left on them. Two for Target, one for Outback Steakhouse, and one for Bed Bath & Beyond. There’s also a Dave & Buster’s game card with a few bucks left on it.
  • Metro farecards. Two of them. Each has 30 cents left on it. They’re from our recent day trip to Washington, D.C. They’ll get used soon enough, I’m sure.
  • Movie theater cards. One for United Artists, the other for AMC. You’re supposed to get free popcorns and drinks if you use them a bunch of times. I don’t think we’ve ever gotten anything like that, but we rarely go to movie theaters anyway.
  • Insurance cards. Optimum Choice for medical, EyeMed for vision, and Delta Dental for toothy goodness. Had two cards for GEICO; one was expired so I just threw it away.

In the picture holders

  • Driver’s license and change of address card. I look really angry in my license picture. Oh, maybe it was the three-hour wait!
  • Pictures of Tegan. Five of them, though I just noticed none of them are from the last few years. I’ve got the first one I ever took of her, another in her cute little blue swimsuit that’s my favorite, two of her in dresses at various dances (one from before I even knew her) and the last of her wearing a blue wig. No wedding picture!!! I need to correct that!

I should note that I did clean out my wallet a few months ago. It was much worse back then–lots of little scraps of paper with outdated information, expired cards of all sorts, and even a picture of an ex-girlfriend (oops!).

It’s probably also worth mentioning that I’m one of the few people I know who carries his wallet in his front pocket instead of the back. It’s easier to secure that way (now pickpocketers just grope my butt) and I don’t have to sit on it all day.

Maybe I’ll take an inventory of Tegan’s wallet. I just can’t let her find out about it until I’m done!

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