Just lost my freaking mobile phone.
That's freaking the polite expletive, not freaking the hacking term.
Left it in the toilets in the library at my uni, then realized it was not in my pocket 15 minutes later. I went back and it was gone. Not surprising as it is a high traffic area.
I reported it to the library counter and the lost property department, then used their phone to call my number and got the message service which means it has been turned off, which also means they are planning on keeping it. So, I called my service provider and had the contract sim suspended. No calls have been made with it since I lost it. If it doesn't show up (not likely ) I can get a new sim issued on the same number but I am out a handset and will have to go back to the old crappy one with a temperamental battery from the desk drawer at home, if it still works.
I resisted getting a mobile for a long time but succumbed to modern culture when my wife was pregnant in case of emergencies. Since then I have kept a mobile for the same reasons but also I have become ennured with it's convenience as an alarm clock and with SMS as a cheap communication tool. The wrenching feeling when I found it was gone was a surprise. I had not realized how much it had ingrained itself into my daily life.
What's your tale of mobile woe?
(or cell if you're American)
We could all sit outside on banana lounges discussing the best way to rebuild a 4WD transmission and agree, through shared stories of conquests supporting our assertions, that there is no basis to the proposition that those least assured of their persuasions are the first to condemn others for theirs.
Pity umbuku, I have never lost one. But came damn close once. For me it was the fear of losing all the phone numbers, as I did not have a back up phone list. Which I now do.
Too long in Exile, too long not singing my song.
Too long like a rolling stone, Too long in exile
Too long in Exile, baby you just arent my friend.
Too long in Exile my friend, Baby you can never go home again.
I write mine down in an old fashioned phone book, but I haven't updated it for a while.
I probably lost a few numbers.
mate youve been liberated
youre right about the remem,bering numbers maalarchy b ut enjoy the freedom
Serial Wolf Bagger
A few hours after the loss and I do indeed feel freed of that pocket leash.
Unfortunately I need to be contactable in case of emergencies with my wife or son.
I'm going to give it a day to see if the abusive message I left on the voice mail will prick the conscience of the new possessor to turn it in at the lost property office.
Not holding my breath for it though.
Yes, I have lost a mobile:
Fell out of my pocket in a cab in BKK. No, I didn't get it back.
had 2 stolen by whores
well a whoreson cab driver anyway
I've only lost 1 mobile in 8+ years.
I never take it out of my pocket and put it on a table or bar, or desk, or whatever.
The good is, we can get back our number. Worse than losing the phone IMO, is losing all of your contacts and their phone numbers.
I have lost two phones in my time. The first one was a piece of junk, and I wasn't too heartbroken when it was gone. About 5 years ago, I was down on Koh Phangan and doing the typical Full Moon Party thing. It was my first one, and I was a bit out of it. I was sitting with friends. I set the phone down on the table and took a sip of beer. To do this, I had to turn my head to the right because of the location of the beer. In the short span of time that it took me to take that sip of beer, I looked down at the table and the phone was gone. Somehow, it was stolen that quickly. Again, it was worthless anyway. I didn't care so much.
The second time was in Korea. I was on the bus to teach a student. When I got off the bus, I wanted to call the student to tell him that I had arrived. I reached into my pocket and my phone was gone!! Fortunately, this is not a very big deal in Korea. I taught my student for an hour. I borrowed his phone. I called my number, and it was answered by a nice Korean guy who found it on the bus. I arranged to meet him at the bus station. I went to Outback, had a steak, and got my phone from the guy an hour or two later!
I believe, if we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class. There seems ever to have been a proneness in the brilliant and warm-blooded to fall into this vice. ~ Abraham Lincoln
Only had one stolen, my fault as I was very drunk. Put your numbers on your sim card and they will be there when you replace it, no problem.
Never lost one but me bitch of an ex-girlfriend nicked mine around 4 years back...
I've lost two, both of them in Thailand.
The second time I was heading home by taxi in Bangkok. When I got in it was in my pocket and when I stepped out it wasn't. Obviously a nice tip for the driver
Do you have coke?
Lost 7 in 2.5 years lol I'm fucking USELESS with phones, keys, wallets anything that goes in my pocket I lose, even my sweat rags go missing
Forgot to add that I've had the same MP3 player for 6 years n it's never gone missing....and still works like a dream, good old Creative Zen!
Daniel Bedingfield claimed that his new album is what it would sound like if Sting, Stevie Wonder and Micheal Jackson were in a basement together - I haven't got the album so I'll have to imagine the sound of a blind bloke and a Geordie kicking the shit out of a pedophile.
I've had the same mobile for seven years now. I have a foolproof method for avoiding loss or theft of said mobile. I never carry it anywhere nor use it for anything other than an alarm clock at home.
No problems with not having a mobile with me as I am a Billy No-mates and nobody calls me anyway. Carrying a lump of electronics around in my pocket that never does anything except get in the way of keys and loose change ...nah.
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