posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 02:50 PM
I have never shared this before, apart from my partner and close friends.
I was living in Geneva, Switzerland, and I was very down on my ‘luck’, succumbed to pride and left my job and put myself and my girl in a bit of a
rut. We had to move in to my best friends 8x10 studio apartment with our cat and dog.
Geneva being the place it is we found ourselves struggling fast. My friend also became unemployed and we were getting pretty desperate.
I have always half fantasised about getting rich easy and quick, the usual day dream of lottery winnings and wot not.
However, for me it was always finding an envelope crammed with cash, now with so much time on my hands I had a lot more time to day dream and the
feelings of need rather than want came to fruition. I constantly kept expecting a small 'miracle' in the form of several grand in cash stuffed in an
You probably have guessed by now that I found an envelope stuffed with cash, I was gob smaked, several thousand too. I came down the stairs of the
studio and bam, there it was a fat envelope placed on the back of a ledge in the entrance, tucked in the corner.
My heart skipped, it couldn’t be could it. I looked around, no one in sight, I picked it up and there it was, I was stunned - im sure I was
physically saying "I knew it" out of arrogance no doubt.
I left the building and made sure I wasn’t followed, adrenaline pumping, sneakily flicking through I couldn’t work out what it was but it was a
lot of it, that I knew, thousands.
I went to the internet cafe to identify them, were they rupees, dinars, what? Went to an exchange place (there are hundreds in Geneva), couldn’t get
it identified by the closest three. I went back to the internet and found out they were from Afghanistan - Google - currency converter
Total amount converted, minus any exchange commission, 8CHF (€6 $8)
My heart sank, dejected even, then realising this could mean a lot to someone as there were a lot of refugees around the area the guilt kicked in, I
went back home put my last 5CHF in the envelope and put it back from where it came, I then played with the animals and pondered on an emotional few
I am now dreaming more specifically, I now dream in Euros and not just 'a large amount of (random) money'
Get what you ask for I suppose, just be careful/specific what you ask for and be genuine.