While all of us have lost our ID, wallet or phone (hopefully just one of those things) at one time or another on a crazy night out — one woman has taken losing stuff to the next level.
Vicki Beaver, 23, has lost her belongings over 16 times in a year, costing her £700 or $864.50 exactly.
She says that she loses things so frequently, it has become a running joke with her friends and family.
Vicki, from Warrington, Cheshire, said:
“I’ve lost my passport once, my TOTUM student discount card once and my driver’s license about eight times just this year. When I lost my passport, I’d somehow left it at the airport at some point between the plane landing and grabbing my luggage. I didn’t even realise until I got home. I rang the airport and they said I needed to bring proof of ID in order to claim it back – but my only form of ID was my passport.”
“It was a nightmare to sort out. I also lost my driver’s license on a night out with friends in Preston, so I ordered a new one. I then got a letter through the post a few weeks later to say they’d found my original license in the club bin – God knows how it got there.”
“I even got a letter from the police once saying that someone had tried to use my ID – they must’ve found it somewhere and then tried to impersonate me. Luckily, nothing more came of it but there’s all sorts that people can do with your details these days.”
“I guarantee every group has at least one person that’s notorious for always losing their stuff – I’m that person. The girls are always teasing me for it. Maybe I’ll eventually grow out of it, but if this year is anything to go by, I can’t see it happening any time soon.”
Vikki admits that she has been “clumsy and forgetful” since she was a kid, but her tendency to lose stuff got worse when she turned 18 and started drinking.
She also admits to losing her iPhone X’s five times — but thankfully, she is insured.
In addition, Vikki also says that no one trusts her to hold anything for them while on a night out.
She continued, adding:
“Recently I decided to get a card holder phone case where I could keep my ID at all times but then I just started losing my phone instead – and the ID along with it. Luckily there’s been a few times where I’ve used Find My iPhone and I’ve been able to track where I’ve left it, but other times they’ve both been lost for good.”
“I once lost my entire bag with my phone and all three forms of ID in it, so I ordered replacements of everything. But then weeks later I happened to log into my old Facebook account and someone has used my ID to find me and had messaged to say they’d found my bag. I couldn’t believe it – after I’d forked out to replace everything.”