What My Wallet Has Inside It

26 February 2000

Everything’s gone to hell and I’ve been boring lately, so here’s the con­tents of my wallet:


  1. One Monash Uni­ver­sity Iden­tity Card, with bad photo.
  2. One Amer­i­can Express Card, linked to my parents’.
  3. One pho­to­copy card, unsigned.
  4. One Telstra “Smart” Phonecard. Bears cartoon drawing of bunny rabbit. I don’t think this has any more calls left on it.
  5. One Com­mon­wealth Bank Keycard.
  6. One In­ter­na­tional Student Iden­tity Card, with old photo. I don’t know why this is here, I don’t need it anymore.
  7. One “Driver Licence”, number 51968326.
  8. One 3RRR sub­scriber card. 3RRR is a public radio station.
  9. One card, green, in­di­cat­ing that I am a member of the Monash Co-Operative Bookshop. This item is in poor condition; it is made of card­board and is slightly larger than a stan­dard credit card.
  10. One “Monash Fitness Gym” mem­ber­ship card, expired.
  11. One Com­mu­nity Chest card: “You have won second prize in a beauty contest. Collect $10.”


  1. $2.95 in coins–1 x $2, 3 x $0.20, 2 x $0.10, 3 x $0.05. [I heard this line on “Duckman” last night as I was flip­ping by: “When I was a kid, it took five quar­ters to make a dollar.”]
  2. One $10 note.
  3. One $1 note. This one is a US dollar.


  1. One receipt from Coles Supermarket. I bought “O/M DRINK 2L” and “1960 MILK DY”. These two items came to $3.93, I paid $5.00 cash and re­ceived $1.05 in change. (Australia has no one or two cent coins; round­ing was involved.)
  2. One receipt from Borders Books and Music. I bought a “PERIODICAL”–Colors Magazine–which cost $10.00.
  3. One receipt from the Monash Sports Centre. I paid $55.00 for a three month gym membership.
  4. One receipt from Monash University. I paid a library fine of $35.30.


  1. One slip of paper with the number (202) 328-2000 written on it, in my handwriting. I don’t re­mem­ber any­thing about this. Is 202 the area code for Wash­ing­ton D.C.?