About three months ago I lost my cell phone at a supermarket. It was apparently found by some guy who called my daughter to let somebody know he had
found it. She told him to drop it off back at the store he found it at and she would let me know. He said sure.
I went back and it wasn't there. I checked back periodically but it was never turned in. It was a cheap phone but I had installed a 64 gig chip and
was using it as a Mobil storage for pictures, docs and music as well. Some very important pictures that couldn't be replaced. I really didn't care
about the phone itself. Suffice it say, I had to break down and finally get a newer up to date phone.
Upsetting that someone would pick up a phone, attempt to get in contact with the owner, say they'd turn it in and then to simply NOT turn it in. So I
was a bit peeved but let it go.
Yesterday, while out walking I saw a brand new cell phone lying in heavy traffic. It was in pieces but the case was one of those that were practically
indestructible. So I thought "Hey cool" free case....when traffic died down I ran out grabbed all the pieces, Then started to snap all the pieces,
battery etc together. I saw the screen side get run over like 4 or 5 times and was amazed it wasn't scratched at all. So, After I put it all together
it turned on just fine and looked crystal clear and worked just fine.
Remembering how I felt when I lost mine I was determined to get it back to the owner. The next morning before work I started calling all the latest
numbers in its call history. 14 calls later and no answers. Two people answered and both only spoke Russian. Those conversations went nowhere with a
lot of "No Speak English" and "Yes Cell phone" followed by a bunch of words in Russian and both hung up. Finally, got a hold of some young guy who
was the owners friend and explained that I had found the phone and was trying to return it. I told him where I worked and that they or somebody could
come by since I was working and pick up his phone.
He asked if I could drop it off to him, I said no, that I was just starting work and he could come by and get it. 20 minutes later the phone rings and
it's the guy who lost the phone wife and wanted to know why I had it? I explained to her that I found it and would like to get it back to the owner,
She acted as if I had stolen it....
I again explained that I found it and where she or her husband may come get it. She then asked if I could drop it off? I said no, I'm at work and for
her or her husband to come get it. Then about an hour later it rang again and this time it was the owner, he knew I found it and thanked me for
calling his contacts in search of him. Then he asked me..... yes, you guessed it....... If I could drop it off.
Finally the guy came by and picked up his phone. I did my part, but man it's hard sometimes to do a good deed these days....
Some people are just lazy,