Thursday 8 May 2014 11.58am
eDWaRD WooDWaRD wrote:
Well done Urbanite!
About 15 years ago, when mobiles weren't as sophisticated/protected/traceable as they are today, my then flatmate found a very expensive phone which he knew to be popular in The City. We were in the last throes of our rebellious, anti-establishment twenties, so we were a bit surprised when he announced that he would try and track down the owner. When we asked why, he answered that whoever lost it was probably in some senior management position, might take out the loss of their phone on their subordinates, shop assistants, basically anyone they'd communicate with that day, making their day miserable as well and cause some negative domino effect. By returning the phone, he hoped to achieve the opposite. I always thought that was such a brilliantly positive way of thinking that I still try and apply it whenever I can.
7 or 8 years ago I found a phone no the pavement just outside Kings Cross, where the old Thameslink entrance was. Luckily it wasn't locked, so I went in to the address book and called the number listed as 'home'. A lady answered, and it turned out it was her husband's phone.
She contacted her husband's PA to get the message to her, and her PA in turn rang me to arrange collection. He was obviously a bit of a high flyer and even called me himself to thank me and offered me a reward.
The funny thing was, as I was on my train that evening, just after I'd spoken to his wife to let her know I'd found the phone, I missed a call on the phone and there was a voicemail message. I saw the missed call was from 'home', so I listened to the message in case it was for me.
Turned out it was his wife calling him to let him know someone had found his mobile phone!