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I happened to be searching for a misplaced money order, and I checked my wallet. I looked through it and found a bunch of little things I had left in it over the past year or so, stuff I could clearly remember but had forgot about.

I was wondering if any of you have ever found a stranger's wallet lying around, picked it up to check for ID (or to steal the money, you filthy bastards :P), and happened to look through it. What could you tell about that person? What was the oddest item, or what did you find that told you the most about that person, made them seem human, not just somebody who happened to be the owner of a misplaced wallet?

My wallet: Black leather, beat up.

  • $18 - two fives, eight ones.
  • Military ID (I am a dependent, living on a military installation)
  • Social security card
  • Old medical insurance card or something
  • Arizona driver's license - photo shows me looking a little tired, but the lighting made my skin look all like, marble smooth and really fair. Was having a great hair-minute (not day).
  • A fortune slip (from a fortune cookie). Reads: "You deserve to have some fun after a hard day of work."
  • A ticket receipt for Minority Report.
  • Unused old "Lover's Lotto" card (one of those action/body part scratch-off things). A friend gave it to me as kind of a joke, but somebody finding my wallet wouldn't know that I suppose.
  • A black & white photograph of a pair of combat boots. They're mine, but I suppose that's another thing a stranger wouldn't know.
  • A black & white photograph of me all black-clad and wearing my old beat up comfy shiny black PVC jacket, leaning against a rail on some bleachers with my head looking down and to the side for nice teengothy dramatic effect.
  • Folded up sheet of paper, writing mostly faded out, phone numbers of friends from way back that I haven't talked to in a long time mostly.
Don't tell me this should be a blog. It's here because it's asking for feedback.

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My wallet: I don't use one (nor do I have one.)

I put my stuff in my pockets or in my suitcase. I'll leave the details for another thread unless someone insists otherwise (and I feel moved.)

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I never use a wallet as such either, and I've never found anyone else's lying around.

You wouldn't find much of interest in the small credit card wallet that I use, besides a donor card and some store cards that expired years ago.

[mod]Oh, and will people stop getting paranoid about posts being blogged? If it invites discussion and it's not junk, it's OK in EE.[/mod]

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(whips out wallet)

My ID
My S.S. Number card (for a job or something)
Aetna Card
Hair Salon Card
Dentist Card
and some $$$

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university ID
drivers' liscense
Ralphs Club card
Anchor Blue discount card
health insurance card
stamps
Social Security card
contact info card for work
AAA card
$15

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I do in fact carry a wallet (Gawd I'm so manly ;)

No money... debit card
credit card.. sin card, air miles card, drivers license..*dig*

A sticker of Randall from monsters inc... blood donor card..two out of date college id's...birth certificate..
medicare card,an old card for my workplace's sick line (dont work there anymore)


god.. I hope I don't get robbed ;P

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heh

georgia drivers lisance
2 school ids
health insurance card
3 greek telephone cards ( 1:2 euro, and 2:6 euro cards)
address for nina s******* ( she lives in greece )
velanio beach bar card.
mcalisters card
american express sky miles card ( best thing my dad has ever done )
jillians game card
sam goody gift card
foot and ankle center buisness card
voter registration form
drug test certificate
skitso buisness card
natassa buisness card ( FINE AS HELL, she calls me sexy)GOD I WANNA GO BACK TO GREECE!


thats it

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university swipecard
savings account card
checking account card
credit card
mobile phone topup card
2 photos of myself from when I still had long hair
coupon from a packet of crisps from some long expired promotion
£20
£6 in book tokens
Receipts
Book of stamps
Business cards
Folded up sheet of paper, phone numbers of friends from way back that I haven't talked to in a long time mostly. Yes, I have one too.
University printcard
Expired Railcard
Expired phonecard
MVC discount card
Co-Op discount card I havent bothered to fill in or register
Expired london underground card

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$390 in paper money, some odd change
10 arcade tokens
School ID
Library Card
Video rental card
$20 gift certificate to a video store
$10 gift certificate to a book store
Adress book
Reciepts
Debit Card
Laser pointer, lighter attached but not inside

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Lemme see, it's not on me right now....
/me digs up his wallet in his over cluttered room

0 dollars and 0 cents (I'm poor :P)
Driver's license
Health Insurance card
Pic of my old gf
Pic of me and my two brothers when we were all wee tots
Pic of my mom and dad at their wedding
Pic of my grandma and grandpa
Various (mostly outdated) reciepts for various things
Lots of tiny little bits of wadded up paper
Sam's Club card
Library card
Video rental card
Phone card that I've never, ever used

And that's it. :)

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$8 paper money (there's another ten I left in my pocket)
assorted grocer & bank receipts
bit of paper with notes, from when i was trying to figure out how much our manifest scales were off-calibrated
UTD student ID card
one credit card
two debit cards
military ID card (my dad's retired Army)
Utah state driver's license
photo of my family from about two years ago
health & dental insurance cards
mysterious white card, with barcode only
phone card
discount cards: GameStop, Replay, Waldenbook's, Sam's Club

It's not going to tell you much about me, other than I spend a bit of money on groceries and books and stuff.

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My wallet is a camouflage color
Money (haven't counted)
Driver's license
Blockbusters card
Video Express card
Library card
A bank card for a bank that no longer exist
Expired USBA card
A couple of old cards from the Boy Scouts
ATM card that I rarely use

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$340 Canadian
Visa
Royal Bank Card
Commerce Bank Card
B.C. driver's license
Blockbuster card
B.C. medical insurance card
S.I.N card

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Black leather, horribly old wallet I got for Christmas years ago

$57, two 20's, one 10, one 5, two 1's
Amateur Radio license, callsign KC9BWM
Clancy Furniture Brokers showroom pass
Wallet-size diploma, 2002, Columbus North High School
Indiana driver's license
Two old high school ID cards
Picture of my sister
Picture of my family
Picture of said sister's family
Picture of a girl I knew in high school
Wal-Mart gift card I got for Christmas a few years ago and never used
House keys for back door

There's also my coin purse, straight from Germany, brown flip-up leather contraption which contains

Five pennies
One nickel
Two dimes
One quarter
Aladdin's Castle arcade token
Three wheat pennies

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In my wallet (black leather):
-Bank of Montreal card
-University ID (does ID, door locks, vending machines, copiers...)
-discount cards for fast food
-Pepsi card
-CNIB card (Canadian National Institute for the Blind -- definitely the most telling thing in my wallet since you have to be legally blind to have one)
-Social Inurance card (for that stupid 9 digig number of course)
-Alberta Healthcare card (again for the number -- feel the spectre of free Canadian healthcare, hehehe)
-pic of my friend Allan
-old recipts
-iRewards card for Chapters

Jeans pockets:
-keychain with remains of a laser pointer, remains of a pocket Mag Lite, and one of those rubber noses with green boogers, turned blue from an exploded pen
-change (about 80 cents Canadian)

Not much else, although I've been known to carry weird things around in my pockets from time to time, like telephone relays and such.

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Aliotroph? said:

-CNIB card (Canadian National Institute for the Blind -- definitely the most telling thing in my wallet since you have to be legally blind to have one)

-pic of my friend Allan


Originally I was going to post: "Something isn't making sense here."

Then, suddenly, I wasn't completely stupid and I remembered that "legally blind" doesn't mean completely blind, just a legal standard used to determine at what point somebody can't drive anymore and stuff like that or when they are ellegible for certain legal stuff or whatever. I are dumb.

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This is kinda cool, I haven't gone through my wallet in years.

Remarkably good condition black leather:

- license
- tiny metal gold sun face jobby from a wedding long ago, cevers face on license
- ancient note with a few names and phone #'s scribbled on it
- another ancient note with yet more names and numbers scribbled on along with a grociery list
A bunch of business cards:
- Mike Anderson, Mayor of Mesquite Texas
- Marty Stratton, Donna Jackson, and John Carmack of id
- old paintball place with list of wanted CD's on the back
- card from this crazy old guy who ran an antique shop in Pontiex Saskatchewan. The guy had an incredible collection of extremely old religeous and occult books. Crazy old french bastard.
- Doug Smith, border guard used to play paintball with
- Salvation Army bonus shopper card
- old HMV CD Club card
- 11 old cards that just got tossed

In the pocket behind the cards we got:
- Video Update membership swipe tag jobby
- pic of neice Jessica
- pic of neice Kayla
- Pic of neice Ryanne
- pic of neice Kayla and nephew Tristan

In another part:
- savings account card
- checking account card
- MasterCard
- empty paper card sleeve
- bank id slip
- telus calling card
- alberta health care slip
- 5 full subway cards

In the billfold part:
- 10 bucks
- bank
- 7 assorted ATM reciepts
- 40 cents in Canadian Tire money.
- 4 free movie passes
- bank deposit reciept from June 18

My wallets wierd now that it's empty. I'm so used to it being George Costanza style ready to explode like a crap grenade.

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Rellik said:

In the billfold part:
- bank

Whoah, hold on. You can fit an entire bank in your wallet?

My wallets wierd now that it's empty. I'm so used to it being George Costanza style ready to explode like a crap grenade.

Funny how there always seems to be an episode of Seinfeld that applies to common things that happen to people.

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Bloodshedder said:

Funny how there always seems to be an episode of Seinfeld that applies to common things that happen to people.

Well, it is the show about nothing...

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Let's see here, digging through my wallet, I got:
-25 cents

Not to mention a LOT of lint.
:P
Heh. Go figure.

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Hmm. Black leather Dockers wallet that I purchased recently at Dillard's, on impulse. Contents:

$13
current bank statement
blockbuster card
visa checkcard
american express in the name of "KATARHYNE L STONE" (disposed of, expired last year)
driver's license
picture of jessica
five (rofl) completely filled (and one partially filled) hot topic discount cards
aetna card (disposed of, expired a long-ass time ago)
social security card (my original, actually)
two out-of-date college IDs (one back when I had romero hair, one when I had it short)
about fifty megs of DDR memory (a little less than half a stick)
library card
another library card
a third library card
a metal "card" with my vital medical statistics stamped into it

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Whips it out:

Old and leather with a faded Misfits logo (see my avatar)

- License, picture dated around 1998 in my 'short fat & bald' days
- OSHA/Haz-mat cards
- Various reach truck certifications
- Three bank cards
- EB Edge Card
- Blockbuster Card
- Business Cards: 'Action Ink' 'Freedom Of Expressions Tattoo (my old work)' 'The Trading Post: Smoke Shop' 'Borges Auto Center'
- Selective Services card
- One money order for 50 dollars, one for 315 Dollars

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Heh, this could be interesting - Lets looksee

Small black leather wallet - about 15 years old and looking it C/W ripped lining.

£250 cash mainly £20s 1 £10 (just been to an ATM)
Dental appointment reminder card for July
ATM card
School Library card - for the school I work in
Visa card
Store card - John Lewis
Cheque guarantee card
Blockbuster Video card
nectar points card
A(utomobile) A(ssociation) card
A photo of my capri
A phot from a photo booth I took years ago where I ducked and just got a picture of the curtain at the back.
A fake BGPA ID card
A bank transaction receipt.
A receipt for an ice cream maker bought last Christmas
A doctor's appointmet card (May)
Addresses and 'phone numbers for 2 girls - 1 called Fiona, the other Tanya. Ummmmm....
A chemist's receipt for a prescription (June)
A supermarket receipt (June)
A building society transaction receipt (May)
A receipt for wall paper (February)
A jewelers receipt for a ring (April)


Hmmmm, I need to clear out a few of those receipts.

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My ratty wallet is about 6 years old now. I should get a new one, it's starting to fall apart.

$125 dollars (was $400 earlier, blew most of it on video card and new flashy speakers)
Weekly train ticket
Old video store card
Games Wizards Gold Card (haven't used it for years)
Old Super fund membership card
Medicare card
ATM card
Learners licence (I decided everyone takes shitty licence photos so I made sure I had the worst possible photo :) )
McGills Rewards card (technical book store)
Last year's student card
Last year's HMV student discount card
Pizza discount coupon, out of date by a month
email address of a workmate
Business card for my friend's startup game company, Dead Puppy
Receipt for entry to Warner Brother's Movie World, 14th June 2003
Pin number for my step sister's ATM card and a couple of things that I had to get at the shop that day (several months ago now)
Mother's phone number
Ex's phone number
Ticket stub, Matrix Reloaded, 17th May 2003
Ticket stub, X-Men 2, 17th May 2003
Ticket stub, X-Men 2, 30th April 2003
Receipt for bank check
Phone number for fuck knows what
Ticket stub, The Two Towers, 26th December 2002
Ticket stub, Donnie Darko, 21st October 2002
Ticket stub, Men In Black 2, 9th July 2002
Out of date Job Network card
Membership card, The Pitch Indoor Rockclimbing centre, located around the corner from my old house in Sydney
Stuff I wrote down at the Australian Game Developer's Conference
Freebie popcorn card, used once
Expired Health Care Card (used to get many things cheap if you have very low income - which I had last year)
Mobile number of a friend
Receipt for money order
Train ticket from Sydney
Ticket stub, Spiderman, 7th June 2002


Whoa, there's alot of shit in this wallet :P I should throw most of it out...

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No wallet, so here's what's in my pockets.

LEFT POCKET:
Two lollies I don't like.
Small scrap of paper with a song name on it,. reminding me to download that song when I got home.

RIGHT POCKET:
Empty Kit-Kat wrapper.

HIDDEN MIDDLE POCKET:
AU$3.40 in change.

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National Insurance card
Cashline card
Download 2003 card to get me money off CDs
£10 HMV Voucher
Condom

Just the essentials.

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Heh, fun.

Black leather wallet here, containing:

Money plus change.
Old scrap of paper with some jotted-down passwords
Two full salsa lesson cards
Crumbled address card from my father and stepmother
Business card of surinam/caribean restaurant/dancing
Emergency key to my sister's frontdoor.
Railroad fare 40% reduction card
Health insurance / medical assistance card
Telephone card, probably defunct by now
Bank/pin pass

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I dont use a wallet money of checks are in my pocket my social insurance card, debit card and block bustercard, beside those items sitting in my pocket is a butterfly knife and a pair of 18ga. steel knuckels.

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