So, let me tell you about one of my top 5 stupidest moment.
The other night when I left work, I dropped my phone without realizing it and after about 15 minutes of looking for it, decided to drive home thinking it was probably in my car or bag and would turn up.
When I got home, Brian tracked my phone with our ipad. It said my phone was exactly where I was parked at work, so we drove the 20 minutes back but couldn’t find it. Ugh. We had to drive to a nearby McDonald’s parking lot for wi fi to track it again and the GPS says it’s in the same spot as us. I assumed that meant it was in the car but I couldn’t find it still. There were so many sketchy people there that we decided to go to a nearby coffee shop to track it again and keep looking. Only this time, it says the phone isn’t where we are but heading the opposite direction of us.
At this point I start panicking because I realize someone has it, but we figured they would just want some cash so we drive to the location to see if we could find who has it and buy it back from them. We get to the area and see 3 street thugs that were just eating at McDonald’s when we were there using the internet (explains why the GPS was saying my phone was there!). We asked them if they found a phone and after some scrambling they said they did and would sell it to me for $30. OKAY- is the street value of iphones seriously that low?? And we have to pay so much to replace them??
The screen was smashed because I probably DROVE over it after I dropped it. During the time it took us to drive there, these guys were walking by and found it, which is crazy because it’s a dark side street. I ended up having to replace the whole thing for $150 (+$30 on the street), BUT… it makes for a good story and I think I have some street cred now :) They were actually nice enough and it’s not like they stole it. They found it on the ground after the stupid owner dropped it and drove over it.
So in summation, I made a silly mistake, negotiated with thugs, and kinda bought them dinner. Or beer.
So, what did I learn from this experience?
Lesson 1: Take better care of my phone. You think you already take care of it? You don’t. Care more.
Lesson 2: Remember that this is 2012 and there are tracking abilities to find your phone. Look for a few minutes and then track it. Duh. If I would’ve had Brian do that first, I would’ve found it under the car before driving over it.
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