It is Memorial Day Weekend. It is custom at my workplace, on a Friday prior to the long weekend, the workload is light and whenever the lab is done, we all get to go home. This is usually around noon. Knowing this, I had planned to go grocery shopping right afterwork, and beat all the people trying to buy stuff for their long weekend.
As planned, I made it to our local grocery store and the first thing I noticed was that I was one of the 5 people waring a face mask — yikes! Welcome to Idaho, I guess. I do my thing, and just when I was ready to head out to the cashier’s area I had realized, I did not have my wallet with me. First thought was, “Oh, I’ll just use Apple Pay”. Well, this particular store, does not accept Apple Pay. So, I had no other choice but to leave the cart in a corner somewhere, run to the car and grab my wallet, that normally it’s attached to the back of my iPhone. Once I had the wallet, I realized, only my driver’s license was in it, no debit card. And that’s when I panicked, I’ve got no other credit cards, only my — for whatever reason — my PayPal Cash Debit card.
Today I learned that you can still use it, even if you had no balance in your PayPal account, it will just use your bank account in file as backup.
Groceries are taken care of. Now, let’s find the damn card. Long story short, it cannot be found, so I decided to contact the bank and cancel that card.
Well, it turns out, the lady on the other side of trephine informs me that the card was cancelled on the 26th, last Wednesday, exactly the last day I remember using the card. Most likely I drop it, at the gas station, where last I remember using it, someone called the number on the back of the card and report it lost.
Guess there are good honest people out there, and I am certain this person wears a mask. And even if you don’t — thank you.