|English: A picture illustrating a flap pocket on a grey lounge suit jacket (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
More than once I've heard the story of someone who buys an old coat at the thrift store and discovers money or something valuable in a pocket. I'm sure you've heard those kinds of stories as well. I've never found a true cache of value in the pockets of clothes hanging in my closet, but sometimes I wonder.
I can recall times when I've had considerable amounts of cash that I've hidden in places where I figured no one would find it. Paranoia can set in sometimes and I've done irrational things especially when money was somewhat abundant. I can be absent minded at times. Sometimes I wonder if maybe I've hidden a wad of cash somewhere and have forgotten where I put it. I get these strange feelings sometimes.
Occasionally I'll find some change or maybe a dollar bill in a pocket. No great find there, but these finds fuel my suspicions. I've never gone through all of the clothes in my closets to undertake a grand search for lost treasure, but I'm pretty good about checking pockets if I'm putting my clothes in the laundry basket or giving them away to Goodwill. It's unlikely that anyone would find money stashed in anything I donate.
Now and then I'll find old receipts or something on paper that will bring back a memory of someplace I'd been the last time I wore an article of clothing--typically a coat or jacket. If one has a lot of clothing this is not especially an unusual occurrence. I have a lot more clothing than I ever wear or probably really need so finding things in coat pockets can happen. Maybe I need to check a bunch of pockets and cart a load off to Goodwill?
It's possible that one day I'll find something more interesting than an old receipt in a pocket. In these days when money has been tighter I wouldn't mind finding a roll of bills absent-mindedly stashed in a pocket, a shoe, or some other long unworn wearable. It could happen. I just hope I'm the one who finds the treasure.
Have you ever hidden money or other valuables in pockets of clothes hanging in your closet? Have you ever found valuables in a pocket? Have you used shoes as hiding places?