JEFF PEARLMAN

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A tale of two wallets

About a year ago, by wife’s grandmother bought me a new wallet. It is black and leather, and I’m sure it wasn’t cheap. Now, sadly, it has died. Here, take a look:

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I’ve had it with “nice” wallets.” They always fall apart, especially if you stuff them with mounds of crap, as I do. My wallet is a toilet for receipts, pictures, insignificant business cards, foreign coins. They enter, they never leave and inevitably the wallet explodes. I suppose I’d do better with some sort of purse but, well, I have some pride. (Very little, but some).

Anyhow, today I bought a new wallet. At Amazing Savings! For $1.99! Here it is:

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The slots are too small for cards, the plastic lining is flimsy and the thing is ugly as sin. But the label said HIGHEST QUALITY!!! so I’ll surely be OK.