Thursday, April 29, 2010

The milk of human kindness

I am having an up and down kind of week... but thankfully it is now much more up than down.

The other day I lost my wallet. Popped to the hardware store with the boys to buy light bulbs and came back with a lovely pansy-filled hanging basket that was half price and a bit too heavy to carry while wrestling a two year old with an aversion to car seats. In the chaos the wallet disappeared.

After much searching and racking my brain as to what on earth was in it I cancelled all the cards - in two countries...

But there is an upside to a) never having any cash in my wallet and b) never cleaning it out.  A very nice truck driver found it scattered across the road near our house and dropped it in at the local physiotherapist because he found an old appointment card.

Ah the kindness of strangers. I am so grateful...

Now what have I learned?
  1. Don't be an idiot.
  2. Make a list of all the things that live in the wallet because you forget.
  3. Make a list of all the things that live in the wallet. (worth repeating as I am a very, very slow learner)

By the way, milk of human kindness  meaning care and compassion for others came from the Great Man Himself. Not the really Big Guy but Shakespeare.

Macbeth "Yet doe I feare thy Nature, It is too full o' the Milke of humane kindnesse." 
Google is a great thing.


  1. I dread that happening to much of our lives in that little scrap of leather. It feels good to know that there are nice people out there in great numbers.

  2. ooh good idea - I am most likely to lose things like wallets, keys, passports (yes I have lost all three at different times and not in my own house either) Crazy just how many cards actually live in your wallet!

  3. Life with a two year old, I forget everything! Rxx

  4. Lost my car keys know the feeling, that slight tinge of panic! I was in the middle of nowhere and getting dark. Found them after an hours frantic search. So know the relief too.
    Totally couldn't cope with wallet.Going now to list all cards and contacts!!!!!

  5. Love those good humans in the mix! And OooOOOoo - a "wallet list"! That is now officially on my list of things to do...and I think the 'circularness' of that might well make an ant's brain explode.

    (found ya via KMB - what a lovely spot you have here. ;)


Thanks for taking the time to write, Ann x


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