btenny wrote:I do not carry a wallet. I carry money and credit cards clipped together in my front pants pocket. I got mugged back when and the police told me how to do this and it works great. All kinds of back issues grow out of a big wallet in your back pocket. Plus when you travel putting any paperwork or wallets in your back pocket is just asking for trouble from thieves.
The Munchkin Man would like to thank you for your excellent suggestion.
The Munchkin Man still believes that the Munchkin Man would still prefer to carry the Munchkin Man's money and credit cards in a wallet instead of having them clipped together.
The Munchkin Man no longer carries the Munchkin Man's wallet in the Munchkin Man's back pocket.
The Munchkin Man once had a terrible experience as a result of doing exactly that.
The year was 1978.
The Munchkin Man was making a one day round trip from Norfolk, Virginia, to Washington D.C., to Baltimore, Maryland, and then back again.
The Munchkin Man used a plane flight to get to Washington D.C. and a Greyhound bus to get to Baltimore, Maryland.
On the return trip, the Munchkin Man had just caught a Greyhound bus from Baltimore, Maryland, to the Greyhound bus station in Washington D.C.
While the Munchkin Man was in the Greyhound bus station in Washington D.C., the Munchkin Man suddenly noticed that the Munchkin Man's wallet was missing from the Munchkin Man's back pocket.
This put the Munchkin Man in a state of panic.
The only money the Munchkin Man had was some spare change in the Munchkin Man's front pants pockets.
By a stroke of luck, the Munchkin Man also had the Munchkin Man's plane ticket for the Munchkin Man's return flight back to Norfolk, Virginia, in the Munchkin Man's front pants pocket.
But the Munchkin Man had no money to pay for a taxi ride to the airport.
The Munchkin Man had a plane to catch.
Time was drawing short.
In a state of desperation, the Munchkin Man talked to a taxi drver and explained that the Munchkin Man's wallet had just been picked and that the Munchkin Man had no money to pay the taxi driver for a ride to the airport.
The Munchkin Man asked the taxi driver if the taxi driver would accept a check from the Munchkin Man, one that the Munchkin Man would be willing to mail to the taxi driver, once the Munchkin Man got home.
The Munchkin Man showed the taxi driver the Munchkin Man's plane ticket to try to convince the taxi driver that the Munchkin Man was sincere.
At first, the taxi driver said no.
The Munchkin Man pleaded.
Finally, the taxi driver very reluctantly agreed to do so.
The taxi driver was cussing all the way to the airport.
The taxi driver seemed to be convinced that the Munchkin Man was going to rip off the taxi driver.
When the taxi driver arrived at the airport, the taxi driver gave the Munchkin Man the taxi driver's name and address for sending the check.
The Munchkin Man thanked the taxi driver.
At the airport, the Munchkin Man had to explain that the Munchkin Man's wallet had been picked and that the Munchkin Man had no identification to go along with the Munchkin Man's plane ticket.
They let the Munchkin Man on board anyway.
Once the Munchkin Man's plane landed in Norfolk, Virginia, the Munchkin Man had yet another obstacle to overcome.
The Munchkin Man had to explain to the parking lot attendant that the Munchkin Man's wallet had been picked and that the Munchkin Man had no money to pay for the Munchkin Man's parking fee.
Fortunately, the parking lot attendant was nice about it and told the Munchkin Man to come back and pay the parking lot attendant the next day.
The Munchkin Man's nerves were shot when the Munchkin Man finally got home.
The next day the Munchkin Man wrote a thank you letter and a check to the taxi driver in Washington D.C.
The Munchkin Man also drove back out to the airport to pay the parking lot attendant.
Then the Munchkin Man had to go about the long and painful process of getting a new driver's license.
Fortunately, the Munchkin Man was not carrying any credit cards in the Munchkin Man's wallet when the Munchkin Man's wallet got picked.
And that is why the Munchkin Man no longer carries the Munchkin Man's wallet in the Munchkin Man's back pocket.