“Make a To Do List.” Check.

So many questions arise from the life of this to-do list maker….Who is Bob? Why does he get the worst jobs? Why put certain bodily functions on the list and not others? Is Pinocchio required reading every day? And so many more…. FOUND on the sidewalk.

Weekend Plans

Ten years ago I was teaching high school. On a Friday just after school had let out I found this piece of paper in my classroom, and realized that it could well ruin one student’s carefully mapped out plans for the weekend. I ran after him, but he was gone – and I mean gone. … Continued

Peacemaker and Masturbation

I was walking in West Philadelphia when I found a bunch of books on the street to be disposed of. They were old, mostly from the 70′s, so I was intrigued. I picked up two and when I got home to look at them this fell out. The name of the book it fell out … Continued

Shoot Bibi Gun

I found this inside a children’s book at Goodwill. I thought he might have included a footnote for a minute there but when I unfolded the paper, sadly there was not one. I feel sorry for his sisters.

Contraception

Someone has some decisions to make.

It’s What’s for Dinner

I was checking out pockets of the luggage I’d bought from the Salvation Army, and inside were three pieces of memo paper with a list of supplements to be taken with “Lunch,” and “Dinner.” Found inside of a plastic baggy. The suitcase had a greyhound ID badge with the man’s name, address, and phone number. … Continued

Church Party List

I work in a church office. We have a small staff. There is a good flow of people through here during the day, but I know everyone who comes by. I found this list on the back stairway down to the basement and the usual suspects who might have created this list deny it is … Continued

I Am Not an Assassin

I saw the woman who put it there as I was approaching the house. I thought she was a salesperson, so I asked what she wanted. She said only “I just want to give you this flyer.” Then she rushed pass me and down the block. I assume she was going door to door with … Continued

Shopping List, or Medication

I found this balled up on the path at the local nature reserve. I would have just walked on and ignored it if I hadn’t seen the words ‘Ear Wax’ poking out.