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The Contents Of My Wallet


They say you don’t really know a person until you walk in their shoes but I think one way to get a feel for a person is to see what they keep in their wallet. I’m not exactly sure what it reveals about you but I thought I’d document the contents of my wallet so you can see what’s in there and what it says about me.

The Contents Of My Wallet

So taking them from the top, here’s what you can see:

  1. Β£11.33 including a Β£10 note with ‘968’ written on it (no idea why).
  2. $11 US, $20 Australian and one Scottish pound note. The first two from when I’ve visited those countries and the latter is to prove that Scottish pound notes (which have been phased out now) actually existed!
  3. West Yorkshire metro card (expired) complete with dodgy photo of me looking like I’ve just escaped from a lunatic asylum (I’ve tried to recreate the crazed look but never managed it).
  4. Picture of my good lady and me taken a few Christmases ago (can be seen in the clear view section of my wallet).
  5. The wallet itself – container of all else in the photo. Made by Animal.
  6. Various receipts. I keep them after I buy things until I get too many then just throw them out. I should probably have a system and keep the ones from larger cost items but I don’t. Bad John!
  7. Some Moo cards. If only I had someone to give them to…
  8. Some dodgy photo booth photos – everybody should have some!
  9. An AA card, credit card, Morrisons miles card (even though I never shop there), nectar card, debit card and (essential) starbucks card.
  10. Some first class stamps (only one left) and a note from my good lady reminding me that she loves me!
  11. A security card to get into my office (which I’ve never used).
  12. Airline tickets from my 2003 trip to New Zealand – the first time I ever flew business class – which was a wonderful holiday.
  13. Tickets from a trip my good lady and I took to Warwick Castle in 2000. It was early days for us and we had a fantastic time! πŸ™‚
  14. Global Video card (everybody has one but I’ve not used it in years) and a membership from some sports bar in Leeds I’ve not been to in years.

I guess my first thought is that I’m quite sentimental considering how many things are in there that are there purely to evoke memories! So what do you think it says about me? And what’s in your wallet?!

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12 Comments Join the Conversation

  1. If your lady is so good, why don’t you marry her and call her your wife?


  2. Quite interesting. I think it says that, compared to the prosaic and purely functional contents of my wallet, you have a lot of knick-knacks and memorabilia.

    And surprisingly few plastic cards. Do you really survive with only one credit and debit card?


  3. Tim C: Heh heh, she is my wife! It’s a long running in-joke. I used to refer to her here as “my long suffering girlfriend” but then people felt sorry for her and I changed to “my good lady” and I sort of stuck with it! πŸ™‚

    Ian: I know, I’m surprised how many things are in there that I don’t use! And yeah, I just got confused with more cards!


  4. Heh, cute post, John. Looks like you are a sentimental type with all those photos, love notes, and money from all over. “What’s in your wallet?” lol…sounds like a credit card commercial. Hmmm..lemme check here. In my purse, I’ve got lip stick, some foundation, a pen, loose papers, my broken i-pod (don’t ask), and my wallet (which includes, canadian cash, business cards, old receipts (same as you in that department), prescription drug card, debit card, health card, student card, points cards (of various types), my license, coupons for various city restaurants and entertainment venues, and frequent shopper stamp cards for an ice cream shop and “adult” shop. Oh dear, what does that say about me? Well, I’m not sentimental, I guess. πŸ™‚


  5. Ha ha! Sounds like you have a much more interesting purse than my wallet! I particularly like the idea of being a frequent shopper at an ice cream shop – we don’t get those here unfortunately, probably as a result of the lack of sunshine!


  6. No ice cream shops?! You must be joking… we’ll now, there’s an idea for a business, then. Surely a little rain shouldn’t stop people from enjoying an ice cream cone!


  7. I was surprised to see items 1 and 2 in there – and you call yourself a Scotsman! πŸ˜‰ On the other hand I wasn’t surprised to see that you carry lots of photos of yourself around with you…

    And what are those unidentified mysterious orange and green ticket-like items underneath item 3? Some sort of futuristic currency?


  8. Melanie: There was an ice cream shop in St. Andrews where I went to school but I’ve never seen one around where I am now in Yorkshire. Lots of pie shops but that not really the same!

    John: Ha ha, you’re thinking of Yorkshiremen! And those tickets are train tickets for my occassional trips to Leeds, so in a way you could think of them as currency.


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  10. Love the site John, god and yes i think you can judge people on their wallet contents. I have about a million train tickets in mine, more than cash πŸ˜‰ Pictures of loved ones ofcourse and then more bank cards and bank statements than you can imagine. Im my opinion i would say my wallet contents tell people im……hmmmm


  11. Thanks Neil! πŸ™‚

    I’m glad it’s not just me who hoardes sentimental things in my wallet instead of keeping it purely functional! I’m sure some psychology student could write a very interesting paper titled something like “The Contents Of Wallets As A Window To The Soul”!


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