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What the camera sees, and I miss!

You know those pictures that you take and there’s more there than meets the eye?  You know, the ones where you don’t see anything unusual until you get it home and look at it more carefully.  Just before Christmas, I was getting some exercise and was on my way to the nearby 7-11 Store for some water.

Photo of an historic cannon in downtown Honolulu.

Well, I thought this cannon was fascinating so I tucked my wallet under my arm and took several snap shots before I decided I would continue on my way to 7-11.  I was really thirsty!  I’m glad I stopped to take these pictures because one of them worked as a great prop for announcing the upcoming Carnival of Aloha.

While I was trimming the photos and selecting the one I liked the best, I saw that one very important item that the camera saw but I missed at the time these photos were taken.  It reminded me that I had not shared this with you guys yet.

See, I went to 7-11 and took a bottle of water out of the fridge.  I took it to the cashier and suddenly, “Nooooooo!  Where’s my wallet?!?”  I knew that I had dropped it somewhere between that cannon and the store.  I ran back, looking at the ground the whole way.  “It’s gone, it’s gone!  Don’t let this happen now, not right before Christmas!”

My wallet!

I got back to the cannon and, thank goodness, there it was!  It was broad daylight but nobody saw it!  My little flowered wallet with its little Chinese bell was sitting right there where I had dropped it while trying to take a decent photo.

Go ahead, scroll back up.  You know you want to!  You’ll see it right there.  I missed it completely when I snapped the pictures — I had to be sure I got the whole cannon in the shot.  Focusing on the ground was not part of the plan for these photos.

Talk about lucky!  My advice?  If it does not have a handle, leave it in your bag until you get where you’re going!  The cashier will wait for you to dig it back out again, trust me.  When I got back to the store they got a good laugh out of it all but I was nicely freaked for the rest of the afternoon!

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sheila // Jan 2, 2012 at 4:37 am

    Whew…I’m glad you didn’t lose it permanently!!

  • 2 gigi-hawaii // Jan 2, 2012 at 5:54 am

    glad your story had a happy ending! It could have happened to anybody…

  • 3 Evelyn // Jan 2, 2012 at 7:28 am

    @Sheila – Me too! I was so scared. We just carry way too many things with us. It would behoove me to travel lighter but that will be the one time I need something. Sigh.

    @Gigi – So easy to do, Gigi. I didn’t even realize that it had fallen. I think I was too close to traffic noise and/or too focused on my antique specimen. :)

  • 4 Musings // Jan 2, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Wow! Thank goodness you found it! That would freak me out too!

  • 5 Evelyn // Jan 2, 2012 at 8:49 am

    I know, my musing friend, I was close to sick until I saw it there. I almost cried, I was so happy. :)

  • 6 Mokihana // Jan 17, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Whew! So glad you got your wallet! Great photo, by the way!

  • 7 Evelyn // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Hi Mokihana! It’s nice to see your name again! :) Believe me, my heart was beating so fast when I thought I has lost it. Whew!

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