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The tale of the ... wallet flusher

I went to class on my third day of college. I walked miles back to my dorm room, went for my keys and realized I had no purse. I went into panic mode; I needed supplies, my credit card, money, keys, everything. I sprinted back to my classroom, and that's where my disaster began.

I looked everywhere for my little brown purse. I actually started crying. As I sat there panicked, I needed to use the bathroom.

Lucky me: The stall I picked had a purse lying on the floor!

My heart began pounding. My keys and pictures were there, but no wallet. Um, it was in the toilet. Someone tried to flush it down the toilet. I had to reach inside and pull out my soaking license, membership card, college ID and credit card. However, no ATM card or cash.

I cried, called my dad and he helped. Luckily, we caught it in time. My cash was gone, and someone did get away with spending $300 on my ATM card. So, that is how my third day of class turned into a disastrous financial nightmare. That was a lesson learned in class I never forgot.
-- Jill K.


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