I was waiting for a train at Wolverhampton when I saw a wallet on a chair. I was with a friend and we looked inside it to see if there was a phone number. We found one on the piece of plastic that comes with a SIM card but it no longer worked. I took note of the name on an identity card and handed it in, then tried to find the guy on Facebook. One person came back and they had no picture, so I didn’t message them in case it was some random person. Later on the train though I thought I better try as the person might have no idea where they last had it. There were no train tickets in the wallet, so maybe they had them in their pocket or maybe they hadn’t bought one so who knows where they last used the wallet. I quietly judged them for maybe not having bought a ticket.
They called me via Facebook and I felt awkward. I couldn’t hear them and they couldn’t hear me. A couple to our left seemed to be listening to the whole conversation about the matter between my friend and I. The guy said that he thought we were on the same train. He wanted to buy me a coffee to say thanks. I said no as it was a bit awkward. However I thought it would be funny to meet him so we agreed to meet by the gates.
It was awkward trying to figure out who he was, but he shook my hand and asked me why I had handed it in. He said that some people would have gone and spent money on his cards. He seemed shocked which made me sad. I said if it was me I would have appreciated it if someone had handed my wallet in. I felt bad that he had to go back to Wolverhampton to get it, but we hadn’t seen him on the platform before we handed it in. Maybe if I had Facebooked him earlier it would have saved him a trip.
I went to the platform to get my next train and after a minute a couple of drunk guys turned up. They were talking about a train that was on the platform and one guy said they should get on it and the other said that the doors were already locked. I noticed that you could still press them to open up so I told them and so they got on. A few minutes later they were back and they said it was the wrong train. One of them was trying to encourage the other to get one random trains. He asked me to ask the other guy to pick a number between 1 and 12, so that they would go to the platform. So I asked him. He said 10. Off they went.
A young woman stood closed by asked me if I was okay. I nodded. I wrote a tweet about the wallet.
Later the guys came back and the woman told me. I was saying how they were funny. We started chatting. She was with her boyfriend and we were talking about things. Then the train come and I nearly went to sit close to them but then I thought it may be awkward as maybe they wanted to be alone/not want to talk to me more so I stood close to the door.
I decided to delete the tweet as it felt like I was trying to show off or something.