Blog June 13 – Day 13 – Your vital device

I lost my mobile phone last night, whilst out at a meeting.

I have torn apart my clothes, my car, had the meeting place tearing their place apart, asked the parking garage and called the phone repeatedly.

I’m an optimist at heart, so it took me until midday today to acknowledge the likelihood of permanent loss and organised a partial bar on the phone. Partial, because I want to keep trying to call it, in the hope of getting a response. But I also took the next step of reporting it missing at my local police station. I know its not likely to turn up at this point, but as I said, I’m an optimist.

And its just reinforced how important my mobile phone is to me.  I carry it everywhere. Its my emergency contact point – for family, so they can get me anywhere, anytime. I am so serious about that, that when ducking out tonight to grab dinner, I took hubby’s phone.

Its also my ‘inner reference librarian’ lifeline. And this is where my phone gets the majority of its use. I am such a reference librarian that when someone asks a question, even a retrospective one, I have to find the answer. My mobile phone was the ultimate tool to fulfil that need.

So now I have to bite the bullet, accept the loss (and everything is backed up and there is nothing too personal on there to worry about eg. no PINs, etc) and quickly try to get myself sorted into a new mobile phone. I don’t really know how long I can survive without it and I don’t really want to find out.

What’s your ‘can’t do without’ device?


    • Laura on June 14, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    I know exactly how you feel. I lost my phone in Brisbane in Feb (and didn’t realise until I had arrived at the airport for my flight home). I had never been more stressed. Much like you I use my phone for everything (and I am also that friend that looks up any passing question that friends may have).
    I learnt my lesson and now have passwords on everything, but yes my phone is the device I can’t live without (particularly now I don’t have a computer at home).

  1. Laura, I understand your pain and wish both of us didn’t need to go through it. Fortunately I still have my home computer and my work computer, but its not quite the same. Working on a new phone soon.

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