I shopped at Aldi's today.
I got home, and i could not find my wallet. Perhaps I left it at the register by Aldi's? Aldi's is 2 towns over. I tried to call them, and I could get no answer. I called and cancelled every credit card. The next day, I went there, and they said, oh, here it is. You left it by the register.
They said they don't have a telephone number because they would have to hire someone. The manager could easily have a cell phone for quick answers.
I can think of many other emergencies. How about an expensive prescription you tood out of your purse to reach for your wallet?