||[Sep. 3rd, 2005|04:12 pm]
|||||I'm A Loser - Vince Guaraldi/ Wheels In The Sky - Journey||]|
Well, once upon a time, I decided to get a few things I needed to do out of the way.
So - Go to the library, pick up Nine Stories (which came in for me), then go to TTrends hair salon and talk to Trudy about...hair troubles.
After that, since I was around, I decided to stop into Goodwill since they had just received tons and tons of books which I wanted to go through and find the good ones.
I had my bag with me (my favorite bag at that) with my i-pod, book from the library, key to the bike lock that was keeping my bike from being stolen outside, around $60, random tickets stubs, my library card, a bottle of perfume, and other silly things that I seem to tote around with me.
My bag, was getting quite a bit to hold on the my shoulder, so I simply put it down on the table behind me.
As I got lost in The World Of Intriging Used Books, I occasionally found myself and kept an eye on my bag.
Then, on my gazillionth time of checking, I looked up to see an empty table, and felt my heart go bazerk in my chest.
I didn't know what to do, I was walking frantically around the store, then into the parking lot repeatedly ready to chase after someone yelling. After a couple spastic laps like that, I asked the lady at the counter if she saw someone take it. She said she didn't even know there was a bag there. I went out into the parking lot and saw this couple sitting down on the fence lining the parking lot, and I asked them. They told me the same thing, that they had not seen it.
Since my bike was locked up and I had no key, I still (for some reason) did my laps through the store.
Let me remind you, I was still in hysterics. So, I was probably entertaining many people as I hopped in and out of the store, crying, muttering to myself.
So, I started to mentally accept the fact that everything and my bag was lost forever, and that I would begin to walk home and leave my bike there.
And, as I'm walking out the couple I had talked to was walking in holding my bag!
It had been dumped out, two buildings away and they had brought it back to me when they saw it! Everything was in my bag (including my i-pod) except the $60 (but still my wallet).
I kind of dramatically hugged and thanked the two strangers that (it seemed like at the time) saved my life and my sanity.
Scariest thing EVER.