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Friday, March 26, 2004

What’s In Your Wallet? UPDATED

Chris Lawson posted an entry about wallet pollution. Yeah, it’s kind of pointless, but it’s fun. Hopefully, it’ll inspire me (and you) to do some spring cleaning. Feel free to post a list of your stuff.

Thanks to punditry from a few people after I posted this, I was compelled to condense:

  • Bank of America Visa/Debit card
  • Bank of America Visa
  • Citibank Mastercard (soon to be terminated)
  • Bank One Visa (soon to be terminated)
  • (FWIW—these two cards will be replaced by an AmEx Blue)
  • Kinko’s Copies corporate card
  • Sprint Foncard that may or may not still be good
  • Sears card that I think has expired
  • Healthcare card
  • Prescription card
  • A bookstore “10 purchases, 25% off next purchase” card
  • Eckerd’s photo center corporate card
  • Publix check authorization card
  • Driver license
  • Nine-year-old Malibu Grand Prix license
  • An old NationsBank card with the automated phone service number
  • An even older bank card with pertinent account numbers
  • Auto insurance card
  • Home land line voice mail instruction card
  • Social Security card
  • Selective service card (do I need to keep this?)
  • A photo of my brother and me (probably 12+ years old)
  • A photo of my family (probably 12+ years old)
  • A credential card related to my work
  • The expired credential card that I’m pulling out to throw away right now
  • An expired Disney World season pass I’m also pulling out right now
  • A wallet-sized, laminated copy of my college diploma
  • A Blockbuster Video card
  • A Hollywood Video card
  • Two $20 bills (generally, $40 or $50 goes from the ATM to my wallet each time I visit, depending on whether the machine dispenses $10 or $20 increments)
  • A spare car key

» Posted by ALBj at 01:30 PM (ET)
Category: Musings


Goodness. A spare key? How big is this thing? Do you sit lopsided?

I have a drivers license, school id, check card, credit card, a picture and a few bills.

» Posted by Jon Gales
March 26, 2004 01:55 PM

I think my list is nearly twice as large as yours, however, I’m not sure I want people knowing what I carry around.

Also, you probably shouldn’t carry around your social security card. Most experts recommend you minimize the amount of personal information you carry with you to avoid identity theft. (Driver’s License excluded of course.)

» Posted by Queue
March 26, 2004 02:18 PM

I’m reminded of George Costanza.

I don’t have half of that in my wallet… are you taking part in some sort of odd experiment to take your wallet to it’s breaking point?

» Posted by blunted
March 29, 2004 10:15 AM

Wow, dude. You put your wallet on Dr. Atkins’ diet or something?

» Posted by Raena Armitage
March 29, 2004 09:47 PM

Sorry, due to comment spam abuse, new comments on this entry are closed until I find time to upgrade Movable Type and enable registration and moderation.