I’m going to start this post off with a slightly embarrassing but sadly true story. Ready?! OK!
Last weekend I woke up and decided to take advantage of the morning by trading my pajamas for exercise clothes and heading out on a pre-breakfast walk to the nearest Starbucks. It’s the one on campus at the university I’m beginning school at in the fall. The walk is only about a mile, so I put some cash in my sweatshirt pocket and left without a second thought.
Flash forward about 10 minutes — I had arrived at Starbucks and ordered my drink + breakfast sandwich when I came to the startling conclusion that the cash that was in my pocket was nowhere to be found! Here begins the cringeworthy: I mumbled something to the cashier about not having my cash when a group of girls about my age came up behind me and got in line. I was SO EMBARRASSED at this point so I said something like “Hang on, I’m gonna find it!” and backed away from the counter. Then, I heard the barista call out “Sandwich for Danika!” and realized that they had already prepared my order. So then I was scrambling to see if I could log in to my Starbucks app (only to find out that I don’t have a balance on my e-card), then trying to log in to set up Apple Pay (but OF COURSE couldn’t remember my password), then completely panicking because oh my gosh I have no money for my order that has already been prepared.
I probably looked like I was about to cry out of sheer mortification. Thoughts going through my head included things like: “I’m going to get put on the Starbucks blacklist” and “Are they going to arrest me for ordering and not paying?” Thank goodness for kind and generous Starbucks baristas — one of them looked at me and was like, “Hey! It’s okay, the cashier wanted me to tell you that she’s got it, don’t worry about it!”
I felt SO BAD even though she assured me that it was alright. It was one of those times where everything is fine but you also want to melt into a puddle and stay like that until further notice, ya know?
Sooooo after completely embarrassing myself at the Starbucks on the campus that I have yet to actually attend school at, I swore to myself: Never freaking again am I trusting my pockets to hold very important things like thirty dollars cash.
(Side note/Long Shot: If you were walking around San Luis Obispo last Monday and found thirty dollars in cash on the sidewalk, it’s mine and I would please like it back… Hit me up here🙏🏻)
ENTER: jimmyCASE! My knight and shining armor! The hero that came to save me from public displays of humiliation😍
As shown by the event described above, I am sometimes careless with things like money when I elect to keep it in places other than my wallet. But I’m almost never careless with my phone. (Except for those 2 times I shattered it…… I’m a mess) And sometimes wallets are annoying!
If my important possessions are attached to my phone, there’s a way better chance that I don’t lose my important possessions because my phone is pretty much attached to me. And if I lose my phone, cash, and credit cards, I feel like there’s a way better chance that it somehow ends up getting back to me. I mean, let’s be real.. If I found thirty dollars cash on a random sidewalk, I’d probably be really excited, put it in my pocket, and chalk it up to good luck. If I found a phone on the ground with someone’s debit card and thirty dollars cash, I would totally try to get the phone into some kind of lost and found or call a number in the contact list. Is that just me?
I like jimmyCASE because it lets me tuck my cards and cash into my phone case without the extra bulk of the other wallet cases on the market. It still totally fits in my pocket, and looks super cute! What a win-win-win. It’s also good for the nights where you want to go out and party but don’t want to bring a whole purse. Instead of tucking cash in my bra, now I can just tuck it into my phone!
It even looks cute while you’re snapchatting 😉
My promise to myself to never embarrass myself by being money-less at Starbucks again will hopefully never be broken. But if it does…. the good news is that the baristas sometimes give you your drink for free if you look like you’re about to dissolve because of embarrassment. Not that I want any of you to ever have to go through that. But if you do, I can tell you that they won’t ban you from Starbucks for life.