- lots and lots and lots of coins (US and international)
- US paper money in 1, 5, 10, and 20 denominations
- a tri-color 14K gold bracelet that had been run over at least 5 times by the looks of it
- a bank bag with cash in it
- a 3/4 karat, brilliant cut diamond
Okay, I'll tell the more exciting of the two stories. On the edge of your seat? Here goes...
The bank bag story: I pick up my car from a service station after a minor repair. I am driving around and realize something is sticking out from under my seat. I pull over to check it out. There, I find a bank deposit bag! I think OH MY GOD! I open it! It contains $37.50. I call the service station. They say, yeah, they accidentally left it in there and could I bring it back? I do. They say thanks. The End.
I know! Totally boring, right?! Not exactly screenplay material.**
But, IF this were a movie:
a) I'd look gorgeous***;
b) there'd be thousands of dollars in the bank bag;
c) I'd be in adrenaline-pumping chase scenes with bad guys who scowl and shoot, poorly, at me and at least one car would roll over and/or take flight;
d) I'd have a nebbishy best friend who makes me laugh and worries about me;
e) Owen Wilson****, the lovable screw up, would totally save me; and
f) I'd get a reward for returning the money to it's rightful owner.
Admit it. You'd see that movie. Okay, maybe you'd wait until it hit Netflix, but you'd see it.*****
*And I don't mean "found" like you just "found" that twenty in your Dad's wallet on his dresser after you waited until he was in the bathroom with the fan on. I mean really found. Lying about. Unclaimed.
** Or even blogworthy material, but, hey, you've read this far... Sucker!
***I struggle with the idea, myself, but I hear Hollywood is big on tricks. Like dim lighting. And Vaseline on lenses.
****Owen's nose: adorable or disturbing? Discuss.
*****And then you'd blog about how you wasted your time watching this utterly predictable movie. And the beat goes on...