I don't lose stuff. In fact I am good at finding stuff. I am also pretty good and finding other peoples stuff for them. Sometimes just throwing something like a school ID into a mailbox will get it back to the right person. I know that because I used to work in a school. We would get envelopes all the time with IDs even whole wallets. The envelope would just say "Found in Loose Mail". Sometimes when I would give a kid his wallet back he did not even know he had lost it.
The other day I was crossing the street and looked down and thought I was looking at an old fashioned bankbook. It was not. It was a Passport, a Mexican Passport.
The only address in it was in Mexico. I was not going there to return it. Nor was I going to drop it in a mailbox. This I did not trust the Post Office with.
But it was not hard to bring it to the Mexican Consulate on E 39th St, know as
Consulado General de México en Nueva York.
I did not even know if they would let me in, but it was not a problem.
I just said that I found a Mexican passport and wanted to bring it here.
I got a quick smile and thank you and was back on US soil in less than 30 seconds.
I was gonna go get some chicken and rice for lunch but then I saw a better alternative.
A taco truck across the street from Mexico.
3 Pollo tacos that were nothing like you could get at Toco Bell. It was nice to eat them next to the truck. There were only Spanish voices.