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(WWL)   If you drop your wallet on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras, forget it man, it's gone ... or is it?   ( wwl.com) divider line
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2018-03-08 02:46:08 PM  
But for the love of all that's holy, don't put that thing under a blacklight!
 
2018-03-08 02:50:07 PM  
Just depends on who picks it up. There are decent people out there who do what this officer did. There are Bourbon Street bottom feeders who would vaporize all value contained in the wallet in about 10 minutes.

Then there are the old-school "razzle-dazzle" types who return the wallet after constructing an elaborate con based on the information gleaned from the wallet. Those are the ones to worry about.
 
2018-03-08 03:01:28 PM  
Personally, I think it would be much, much worse if I lost my bourbon on Wallet Street
 
2018-03-08 03:22:36 PM  
Going to N.O. in two days...can't wait....some real southern/Cajun food!
 
2018-03-08 03:24:16 PM  
Who the fkck still carries a wallet??

/moneyclip biatches.
//big fat wallets are *really* bad for your back.

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2018-03-08 03:25:39 PM  
That's why I have my trusty fanny pack whenever I travel
 
2018-03-08 03:28:01 PM  
Drop that sucker in a boiling vat of bleach.

disclaimer: do not boil bleach. Wear appropriate safety goggles and respirator
 
2018-03-08 03:29:08 PM  
Trooper Jett is the name of my Blackhearts/Starship tribute band.
 
2018-03-08 03:31:31 PM  
It's a nice story and imma let you finish, but if you do Mardis Gras on Bourbon St. you're really selling yourself short.
 
2018-03-08 03:32:45 PM  
I find it a sad that when someone does the right thing, or a good thing.... it makes the news. This should be the norm, welcome to the new age.
 
2018-03-08 03:33:01 PM  

beezeltown: Just depends on who picks it up. There are decent people out there who do what this officer did. There are Bourbon Street bottom feeders who would vaporize all value contained in the wallet in about 10 minutes.

Then there are the old-school "razzle-dazzle" types who return the wallet after constructing an elaborate con based on the information gleaned from the wallet. Those are the ones to worry about.


My buddy lost his wallet on Bourbon Street. By the time he got back to the hotel and called his credit card company someone had already spent $4000 at a Wal-Mart in Biloxi, MS.
 
2018-03-08 03:33:20 PM  
I was on burbon street partying after jazz fest one year and all my cash was balled up in my pocket.  I reached into my pocket to pay for a round of some shiat in a tall vase shaped container.  A few moments later some dude tells me I dropped something , looked down and there was a $100 bill balled up the size of a grape.  I am an honest person and karma repaid me that day.
 
2018-03-08 03:33:51 PM  

dickfreckle: It's a nice story and imma let you finish, but if you do Mardis Gras on Bourbon St. you're really selling yourself short.


Jazz fest is better.
 
2018-03-08 03:34:48 PM  
Last time I lost my wallet, I paid the nice lady twenty bucks?  What that enough?  What's the over/under for a finder's fee?
 
2018-03-08 03:36:21 PM  

gizzard: I find it a sad that when someone does the right thing, or a good thing.... it makes the news. This should be the norm, welcome to the new age.


Studies show over 50% of lost wallets are returned intact, so it is the norm.  The spiffyness here is Mardi Gras.
 
2018-03-08 03:47:53 PM  

rkiller1: Last time I lost my wallet, I paid the nice lady twenty bucks?  What that enough?  What's the over/under for a finder's fee?


$20 is also what I gave. I was a bartender then and it was a fairly decent night ($250 or so). The least I could do was $20. And it wasn't really the recovered cash I was paying for. It was not having to get a new license, debit, etc. Knowing me back then there was probably a gram of blow jammed in there somewhere.

I'd give more now, but it hasn't happened again.
 
2018-03-08 03:48:06 PM  

kendelrio: Trooper Jett is the name of my Blackhearts/Starship tribute band.


Its the name of my Journey Tribute Band, we should tour together
 
2018-03-08 03:50:25 PM  
csb

I've told this story here before.
I went to the liqueur store one day to buy some beer. It's only about 5 blocks from my house. I got home and realized my wallet was missing. It fell out of the pocket of the sweatshirt I was wearing when I got back in my car. I looked in a panic in my car, the garage etc. not there.

I jumped in my car and ran back to the store and looked where I parked, retraced my steps and asked inside if anyone turned it in. Nope.  So I got back in my car for the 1 minute drive home contemplating just pulling into the garage and leaving the car running and closing the door instead of having to cancel and replace everything that was in my wallet.

As I pulled into my driveway I noticed it sitting on the ledge at my front door. No note, nothing missing, even the little bit of cash I had was still there. Someone found it and just brought it back to my house. We probably crossed paths as I was on my way back to the store.

I wish I knew who it was. I would have bought them dinner or at least paid for their beer.

/csb
 
2018-03-08 03:50:29 PM  

beezeltown: Just depends on who picks it up. There are decent people out there who do what this officer did. There are Bourbon Street bottom feeders who would vaporize all value contained in the wallet in about 10 minutes.


And there are folks like me, who would see the wallet and leave it there.

// I don't want to touch it.
// I don't want to get involved in any of the 'found money' scams.
// I won't even pick up low denominations of loose money off the ground.
 
2018-03-08 03:52:06 PM  

Bonerific: My buddy lost his wallet on Bourbon Street. By the time he got back to the hotel and called his credit card company someone had already spent $4000 at a Wal-Mart in Biloxi, MS.


CSB: He probably didn't 'lose' it, French Quartr is rife with pickpockets-one saddled up to my father not knowing the 6'09" point guard he nosed between next 2 him was his son while trying to snag my dad's moneyclip. My brother wrapped his arm around the dumbasses throat & took him to the ground, drew a crowd, told him if my dad was out one dollar he'd give him him the Tangiers Hotel Security Backroom Special. He was good, my bro hurled the guy onto the sidewalk & he rabbited. My uncle never let my dad live that one down. Keep rubber bands wrapped round your wallets, not easy if you're out drinking I know
 
2018-03-08 03:52:24 PM  

tobcc: kendelrio: Trooper Jett is the name of my Blackhearts/Starship tribute band.

Its the name of my Journey Tribute Band, we should tour together


Totally! You'e opening though.

/looking for my tour rider
//no red m&ms
///groupie slashies
 
2018-03-08 03:53:39 PM  
If my wallet hit landed on Bourbon Street, I doubt i would want to touch it ever again.

Never been to some place outside of a urinal that smelled so much like piss.
 
2018-03-08 03:55:46 PM  

zpaul: dickfreckle: It's a nice story and imma let you finish, but if you do Mardis Gras on Bourbon St. you're really selling yourself short.

Jazz fest is better.


But Mardi Gras is way cheaper
 
2018-03-08 03:56:29 PM  

gizzard: I find it a sad that when someone does the right thing, or a good thing.... it makes the news. This should be the norm, welcome to the new age.


Have you been to Burbon Street? It's like one grifter after another.
 
2018-03-08 04:00:29 PM  
I actually had a random person drop my lost wallet intact in my mailbox the very same day I lost it  Right before I canceled cards too. Thanks  Sir Random!
 
2018-03-08 04:01:25 PM  

ChipNASA: Who the fkck still carries a wallet??

/moneyclip biatches.
//big fat wallets are *really* bad for your back.

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2018-03-08 04:02:10 PM  

rkiller1: gizzard: I find it a sad that when someone does the right thing, or a good thing.... it makes the news. This should be the norm, welcome to the new age.

Studies show over 50% of lost wallets are returned intact, so it is the norm.  The spiffyness here is Mardi Gras.


I've taken two purses that were clearly ditched after a robbery to the police.  One asked the police to call me back and thank me, not sure how the other ended up (cops take your info).

Also took a high schooler's wallet to the high school.  Never heard back, didn't leave my info.

Oh, and returned a cell phone to a guy after he finally called it.  If I pick up a phone again I'm taking it straight to the police so it's not tracked to my house and assumed stolen.  Second found cell phone's screen was busted and therefore unanswerable.  I got worried so, not knowing at the time what to do, I ditched it :-(

Just sayin, the social media/IT WENT VIRAL!!!ness is the non norm part.  This is my first "social media" post about any of this.
 
2018-03-08 04:08:02 PM  

Darth Funjamin: zpaul: dickfreckle: It's a nice story and imma let you finish, but if you do Mardis Gras on Bourbon St. you're really selling yourself short.

Jazz fest is better.

But Mardi Gras is way cheaper


Not really.

You still have to pay for hotels, food, booze, and drugs.

65 bucks to see a ton of great bands in one day, is better than spending that on 3 mediocre lap dances, or tourist inflated prices on Bourbon Street.
 
2018-03-08 04:16:20 PM  

theflatline: Darth Funjamin: zpaul: dickfreckle: It's a nice story and imma let you finish, but if you do Mardis Gras on Bourbon St. you're really selling yourself short.

Jazz fest is better.

But Mardi Gras is way cheaper

Not really.

You still have to pay for hotels, food, booze, and drugs.

65 bucks to see a ton of great bands in one day, is better than spending that on 3 mediocre lap dances, or tourist inflated prices on Bourbon Street.


But you have to pay for hotel/food/booze/drugs for Jazz Fest, anyway. And the food and beer at Jazz Fest is NFL stadium-levels of overpriced.

Don't get me wrong, I love Jazz Fest -- and while the food may be on par with NFL venues for prices, it is vastly superior -- but I have better luck scamming up free food and booze during Mardi Gras than I do during the fest.
 
2018-03-08 04:19:26 PM  

theflatline: 65 bucks to see a ton of great bands in one day, is better than spending that on 3 mediocre lap dances


Says you.
 
2018-03-08 04:21:22 PM  

Darth Funjamin: theflatline: Darth Funjamin: zpaul: dickfreckle: It's a nice story and imma let you finish, but if you do Mardis Gras on Bourbon St. you're really selling yourself short.

Jazz fest is better.

But Mardi Gras is way cheaper

Not really.

You still have to pay for hotels, food, booze, and drugs.

65 bucks to see a ton of great bands in one day, is better than spending that on 3 mediocre lap dances, or tourist inflated prices on Bourbon Street.

But you have to pay for hotel/food/booze/drugs for Jazz Fest, anyway. And the food and beer at Jazz Fest is NFL stadium-levels of overpriced.

Don't get me wrong, I love Jazz Fest -- and while the food may be on par with NFL venues for prices, it is vastly superior -- but I have better luck scamming up free food and booze during Mardi Gras than I do during the fest.


Ya'll should try Jazzfest in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Smaller venue, decent bands and really affordable. Last time I was there I was able to catch Grand Funk Railroad, get shiatty drunk and get a room for about 100.00 total.
 
2018-03-08 04:24:02 PM  

kendelrio: tobcc: kendelrio: Trooper Jett is the name of my Blackhearts/Starship tribute band.

Its the name of my Journey Tribute Band, we should tour together

Totally! You'e opening though.

/looking for my tour rider
//no red m&ms
///groupie slashies


Always be the opening band. Then you can cut loose during the second show.
 
2018-03-08 04:31:53 PM  
To be fair if you do lose your wallet there and do not find it immediately consider it gone and take appropriate measures.   if you do get it back with all the contents in tact consider it a bonus.
 
2018-03-08 04:34:54 PM  

Devo: kendelrio: tobcc: kendelrio: Trooper Jett is the name of my Blackhearts/Starship tribute band.

Its the name of my Journey Tribute Band, we should tour together

Totally! You'e opening though.

/looking for my tour rider
//no red m&ms
///groupie slashies

Always be the opening band. Then you can cut loose during the second show.


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2018-03-08 05:11:38 PM  
I lost my wallet twice, once in high school (never saw it again, no big loss) and once in the 90's. I had always been told call the post office because people will turn them in there. Sure enough that's where it had been turned in. Everything intact including I think around $80.

Also had just flown into Philly and used the pay phone to find my ride. All the cash I had fell out of my pocket, I think about $200. I didn't notice until I was standing outside waiting for my ride. I ran back in and starting looking, gone of course. One of the skycaps came up to me asking if I lost something and how much. I knew how much and he gave me my money back. I gave him $40. That guy really saved my ass, though I did end up getting Xmas money.
 
2018-03-08 05:12:29 PM  
State trooper went viral? Better make that a quarantine.
 
2018-03-08 05:19:49 PM  
Thats the worst signature I've ever seen.

Good on him despite his cacography.
 
2018-03-08 05:23:05 PM  
I lost my leatherman super tool down an outhouse in san francisco one chinese new years'.   Thought to myself fark it, it's gone, i am NOT reaching down there. Just...no.
 
2018-03-08 05:38:00 PM  

theflatline: Darth Funjamin: zpaul: dickfreckle: It's a nice story and imma let you finish, but if you do Mardis Gras on Bourbon St. you're really selling yourself short.

Jazz fest is better.

But Mardi Gras is way cheaper

Not really.

You still have to pay for hotels, food, booze, and drugs.

65 bucks to see a ton of great bands in one day, is better than spending that on 3 mediocre lap dances, or tourist inflated prices on Bourbon Street.


Agreed, mostly. Except for the days when they have someone like Elton John and sell 100,000 tickets.

And for anyone looking for a better selection of music while roaming the Quarter, head over to Frenchmen Street, just outside the Quarter.
 
2018-03-08 06:01:39 PM  

Corvus: If my wallet hit landed on Bourbon Street, I doubt i would want to touch it ever again.

Never been to some place outside of a urinal that smelled so much like piss.


Came here to say this. You literally have to shave the stench off your body.
 
2018-03-08 06:43:54 PM  

ChipNASA: Who the fkck still carries a wallet??

/moneyclip biatches.
//big fat wallets are *really* bad for your back.

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I made the switch from 'big fat wallet' to an RFID blocking slim wallet that holds about 4 cards and a small amount of cash. It was tough at first but I could never go back now. Very liberating.
 
2018-03-08 07:09:39 PM  
There's nothing quite as disgusting as the smell of Bourbon Street in the morning-

Vendors hosing down the streets

The lack of ventilation creating a waft of shellfish/vomit.


New Orleans makes Vegas look like Disney World.
 
2018-03-08 07:24:43 PM  
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2018-03-08 10:13:05 PM  

tpmchris: Corvus: If my wallet hit landed on Bourbon Street, I doubt i would want to touch it ever again.

Never been to some place outside of a urinal that smelled so much like piss.

Came here to say this. You literally have to shave the stench off your body.


I read a vacation review of Bourbon Street once that put it this way -- "Is this what Sodom & Gomorrah smelled like?"
 
2018-03-09 12:04:30 AM  
I lost my wallet in the middle of Jackson Square, two weeks before Mardi Gras 1976. Some locals found it, contacted the police. I got it back from them with nothing missing, including cash.
 
2018-03-09 01:10:15 AM  

cgraves67: Drop that sucker in a boiling vat of bleach.

disclaimer: do not boil bleach. Wear appropriate safety goggles and respirator


No, you have to clean your bleach before you boil it. Try some ammonia. 1 to 1 should work. *Then* you go for a nice rolling boil.
 
2018-03-09 01:14:26 AM  
Good thing he didn't lose it in LA. The cops there would have tracked the owner down too, so they could fine him for littering. And the wallet would be empty of cash. (Suspecected of a drug crime)And and they found a condom in there too, so they got you for intent to solicit a prostitute.
 
2018-03-09 11:13:52 AM  

scotchcrotch: There's nothing quite as disgusting as the smell of Bourbon Street in the morning-

Vendors hosing down the streets

The lack of ventilation creating a waft of shellfish/vomit.


New Orleans makes Vegas look like Disney World.


One of the few things Ray Nagin did right post-Katrina was to hire a sanitation co. that had this proprietary detergent that they would blast at high pressure into the streets of the French Quarter that pretty much killed that smell, and would leave the area smelling a bit like Lemon Pledge.

That company no longer exists, and I don't know if the formula was passed on to the company that bought them out -- nor do I know if that company even still has the contract for French Quarter sanitation. And I haven't been in that part of town in years, so I don't know if the piss/puke/garbage smell has gotten worse or not.

But from about 2006 to 2010 or so, Bourbon Street actually smelled... normal.
 
2018-03-09 02:58:04 PM  
My C.S.Bro

My last visit, my girl and I were out having fun. We woke the next morning, went to breakfast and when the bill came I didn't have my credit card. My girl paid the bill. So we trek off to where we thought were the previous night and nope, nobody had the card. I still had my phone so I checked my bank app and saw an establishment that neither her nor I remember. We have to google maps walk to the place. We went in and neither of us remember ever being there and the place was very unique. I asked the bartender if anyone left a card and he went upstairs and came back down with it. We were there the night before and neither of us remembered it.
 
2018-03-09 03:52:54 PM  

dbho: My C.S.Bro

My last visit, my girl and I were out having fun. We woke the next morning, went to breakfast and when the bill came I didn't have my credit card. My girl paid the bill. So we trek off to where we thought were the previous night and nope, nobody had the card. I still had my phone so I checked my bank app and saw an establishment that neither her nor I remember. We have to google maps walk to the place. We went in and neither of us remember ever being there and the place was very unique. I asked the bartender if anyone left a card and he went upstairs and came back down with it. We were there the night before and neither of us remembered it.


Sounds like a typical NOLA night...
 
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