E: Hi, is that Chen Hsiao-lin?
E: Hi, this is the Taiwan Bank credit card division. Somebody has found your credit card at an MRT station.
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A: Wow! Excellent! Oh, I was beside myself!
E: Can I ask you to contact the Metro Lost and Found to claim it? Their phone number is 02-218-12345. You will need to tell them your lost item number, which is 310178596. As you don’t have the card on your person, we will put a temporary hold on it, and after you pick it up, please call us and we will reactivate it for you.
A: OK, thank you. That’s great.
（Translated by Paul Cooper, Taipei Times／台北時報林俐凱）
“I was beside myself”
It means extremely upset, anxious or distraught, and refers to an unnatural state beyond your own body, looking at it from outside.
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