FOUND by Sara in West Lafayette, Indiana
I found this Valentine’s Day card in the hallway of my dorm at Purdue University.
FOUND by Bethany at University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Indiana
I found this cute little note in the ladies bathroom on Valentine’s Day. I went to reach for a paper towel, and there it was, stuck to the dispenser. Obviously someone wanted to make a stranger smile. It worked! I smiled the rest of the day.
FOUND by Mike Adams in Warsaw, Indiana
This note was found in my friend Cory’s high school locker after, presumably, having been dropped in there by mistake. We found it on 12/3/2000 and I kept it in my wallet for the next 10 years. On the heavy side, I was an American high school student and this was a year and a half after the Columbine shootings. The sort of 1950′s sock-hop innocence of this note helped me remember that the entire world wasn’t always going to hell all the time. It kinda gave me perspective.
I love the way she emphasizes the words “Sometimes”, “care about”, and “one” with an underline in the second paragraph. I also love the question, “Do you hold hands?” Some of her turns of phrase are pure genius.
Also, caught your show in Bloomington last night. Thanks for coming to our little town! the show was great, and I hope you had a good time!
FOUND by Ryan C. in Muncie, Indiana
I am a student at Ball State University. A few weeks ago I noticed a bike lying on the ground, unattached to anything. It was a cool bike– vintage and in pretty good condition. Everyday for a week I would come to this area to lock up my bike and marvel that no one had taken what seemed to be an abandoned Huffy Santa Fe. I also lamented that someone would leave such a great bike out in the elements as if it were just a piece of trash. I decided to liberate the bike from its negligent owner. I rode it for about a month with the intention to give it back if anyone claimed it to be theirs. When I came out of my office yesterday, the bike-which unlike the owner, I had locked up-was gone. In its place was this somewhat incoherent and patronizing note. Notice that he (I assume by the handwriting it’s a guy) asks for his bike lock back, but does not indicate to me where I can deliver it.