Over two years ago, when I was still living in Orem, UT, one of my best friends and I discovered a necklace hanging on his front doorknob. When it was still there a couple days later, he told me to just take it. So I did and I still wear it often. The necklace is a black cord with a Chinese character as the charm.
I'm fond of the Asian culture and have a vaguely Asian decorating motif in my house now, so it's fitting. The only problem? I had no idea what it meant. I was asked by someone one in every four times that I wore it and I never knew the answer.
I was talking to couple of friends at church, wearing the necklace, and one of them randomly pointed to my neck and said "What's with mouse?" Suddenly remembering that he spoke Chinese I answered "Oh! Is that what it means!?!?" He replied, "You didn't know? I thought maybe it had some significance like you were born in the year of the mouse or something." "No! I mean I didn't know, but yes! I was born in the year of the rat, or mouse! Or whatever. THANK YOU!" I threw my arms around his neck and thanked him profusely.
Totally made my day.