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A few weeks back, just two days before Christmas, I somehow threw away my wallet. Not lost, not stolen. Nope. I threw it away.

I managed to toss it into the trash (along with my takeout leftovers), and that trash was promptly taken out. Brilliant. Then, last week, in addition to dealing with piecing my life back together sans wallet, my heat and internet went out. It’s been a trifecta of operational disasters as of late.

I was casually telling a friend about this at a New Year’s party and was so struck by her initial reaction: Read more »