Originally Posted by roni
The lost and found wallet
Our flight home was scheduled to leave at 4:15 or so on November 12. We woke up, ate breakfast, made sure we were all packed and went for a walk, a long walk. Left the hotel, turned left, turned left again and walked down to the square. Went another block away from the beach and turned right. Walked a bunch of blocks and then went another block from the beach and walked back in the direction of the square.
Stopped at a tienda along the way and got a couple of mineral waters. Walked a bunch more. Got back to the hotel at about 11:30 am, ahead of the noon check-out. No wallet. No wallet anywhere. We still have the passports, so we can fly home, but my wallet with about 4,000 pesos and credit cards and my license was missing.
While Kathy stays at the hotel, I backtrack, first telling the hotel desk person that we may not make the noon check-out. I head back towards the tienda, keeping an eye out on the ground, but the tienda was the only place I had the wallet out of my pocket, so near there was the best bet at finding it.
The woman at the tienda, at least in her 50's, had found the wallet on the sidewalk in front of her store. I gave her a million thank yous, bought another 10 peso bottle of mineral water, paid with a 50 peso bill and refused the offered change. She insisted I take the change, but I told her it was hers, a small symbol of my gratitude.
Back to the hotel, we checked out, drove to the EasyWay office in Cancun. They gave us a ride to the airport.
Kathy was relieved, and later, in Houston, with an impish smile on her face asked me if I still had my wallet with me.