Occasionally I really like people

My wallet beeps.

Well, the wallet doesn’t make a noise, but when I accompany my family to Old Navy or CVS I always set off the theft detectors at the door (on the way in, which is a fun way to get the attention of the cashiers). I know it’s the wallet from the last trip to Old Navy: while the family shopped, I emptied my pockets and went through the detectors until I determined the wallet was the culprit. I thought it might be my car keys, but no. The wallet beeps.

It’s been doing this for months, despite my digging through it many times looking for some magnetized strip, etc. It’s not there. Yet it beeps.

Today, as I entered CVS and my arrival was announced again, the cashier said “Come see me when you leave”, and meant it helpfully. Everything out of the wallet, a spin over the ‘demagnetizer’, and !viola!, when I left, no alarm!

It’s nice to met people who are helpful. I like them a lot, really.


  1. Mrs. Fred says:

    Everybody needs at least one helpful person! Glad yours found you.

  2. HM2(FMF) Heidrich says:

    But do your cards still swipe at the card readers?

  3. Beary Potter says:

    Having a magnetic personality can be troublesome at times. :-)

  4. Yes, I took everything out first.

  5. That’s pretty clever on the part of the CVS guy.

    I don’t know that I would have thought of that.

  6. CVS is to Wallets as Dillard’s is to Prescriptions. :-))

  7. And yet, CVS fixed the wallet, while Kohl’s didn’t (the original seller).

  8. I bought a skirt at Old Navy earlier this year that caused the alarm to go off as I walked into a different store the first time I wore it. It wasn’t until I was walking through Wal-Mart the second time I had it on & something scraped my leg & I bent down to see what it was that I realized there was one of those magnetic anti-theft devices sewn into the side seam.

    It didn’t set off the alarm in Old Navy, though. So I guess I could have stolen it (if one can steal a full, floor length skirt) without any problems.

  9. Must be something about Old Navy. I had the same thing happen with some fall jackets last year that I got at Old Navy.