I knew I had lost it. Went for a walk last Saturday, took only my phone and debit card. Phone was for some podcast catch up and debit card for a quick stop at the grocery store on the way home.
So, I get to our friendly Metro Market, grab a few things and check out. Oops, no card in my pocket. There wasn’t a doubt that I had had it with me, so I quickly surmised that I had dropped it somewhere on the East Side or in Shorewood. It didn’t even hesitate to instantly cancel it. And, that’s what I did. It’s a pain, but a preventive measure that was needed. I’d have to wait 7-10 days for a new card, change a bunch of auto charges, but oh well. I want to move along with my life.
Happy, encouraging ending, though, and proof that people don’t suck as much as you think they do: A few days later, I got a call from my bank. Someone had returned my card, and asked that the branch contact me.
This is good news, of course, for this Monday. People still care, want to help and are looking out for you.
So, a big thanks to whomever found my card and took the time out to return it. I’ll be sure to pay it forward and ask that we all do so in our own little ways this week and always.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.