After returning from my foreign tour a few years ago I had brought back 100 dollars which I though I had kept safely. That is what happens when one is extra careful as I just could not find it. I reconciled with the thought of having lost it and moved on.
But to my utter surprise there it was hiding among papers that I decided to go through and throw away unwanted stuff
My neighbour was visiting her daughter in the US. I requested her daughter who is a good friend of mine to kindly buy some stuff from those dollars which I handed over to her mother. I also emailed a list of what I would be interested in getting. I got the stuff and 20 dollars were returned to me.
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