- 12 May 2013
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Its a wonder anybody loses anything, isn't it? Apparently its just not possible. People lose things on purpose!
Okay, I will explain how doing nothing with something gets it lost. Lets say you put it in your pocket. Then you are looking for something else. You put your hand in that pocket and when you pull out your hand, the thing comes out too and hits the ground, but you don't notice. Or you take something else out of that pocket and same thing. You take it out, but the document comes too.
Or it slides out as you are sitting on a bus or train.
Or you get pick pocketed.
Or you put it in your wallet and any of the above happens to the wallet. People get wallets lost and stolen all the time.
And you know what makes it all worse? The fact that you don't actually use it. You could lose it in the morning and not realize until evening and good luck retracing your steps.
I actually keep my ID in a separate wallet and my money in another wallet, because it is true I am less likely to lose my ID if I never take it out of my pocket. However, I still have to be careful as all the above could still happen.
But my passport does not fit in my wallet. It also does not really fit in most pants pockets.
I have not lost anything in a really long time. You know why? Cause I am getting old. Experience has taught me how not to lose stuff. But I lost plenty of stuff when I was young, and a big reason was: because I thought there was no way I could lose it!
So either through being careless or getting pick-pocketed (which I presume you listed because it happens on such a consistent basis that it's best to leave all items at home to avoid the risk)...
How about instead of leaving items at home you stop being careless?