On Wednesday I ran three errands over my lunch hour. When I got back to my desk, my cell phone was not in the pocket of my purse where I normally keep it. My very first thought was that I had left it at one of the errand locations. But then I thought about it and remembered that I hadn’t taken it out of my purse at any of those places.
Maybe it had fallen out of my purse in the car or on the way from my desk to the car. I went out, searched all through the car, including moving the seats forward and back to check underneath. Then I looked again. I emptied out my purse twice.
Then I decided to re-trace all my steps and drove back to all three of the places I had been over lunch. Weirdly, in all three places, the same spot I had parked in earlier was open when I arrived. I looked in the spots, looked under the cars on either side, went into each establishment and asked if anyone had turned a phone in. Nope.
Sadly I returned to my cube and over the next half hour discovered that my phone did not have any tracking capability turned on and then further discovered that for my particular phone there didn’t even seem to BE any tracking capability. I took a deep breath and suspended service and then called the phone company to see if perhaps they could track it from there end. All the while the cost of getting a new phone was running through my head and I was starting to make a mental list of all the information stored in the phone and how I was going to have to re-assemble it somehow.
While I was on the phone I thought I’d empty out the purse one last time. As I set the empty purse down on the desk, it “thunked”. I felt around and could feel the outline of the phone at the bottom. It was between the purse and the lining! The pocket that I normally put it in had a phone-sized hole and the phone had fallen through. The gal on the phone with me was really nice to me, reactivated my service and wished me a good rest of the day. I was so relieved, I could feel the weight falling away from shoulders – I almost shed a tear.
I got duct tape from the maintenance department and taped up the hole before I left the office.
What was the last thing you lost? Or found?