How not to lose a cell phone

I set my cell phone on the roof of Susan’s car while strapping Brady into his child seat a couple of weeks ago, making a mental note not to forget that I’d done so. Which I promptly forgot. Driving down the road a mile or two later I suddenly realized where my phone was and shouted for Susan to pull over. She thought something was wrong with Brady and pulled into a parking lot. I jumped out of the car and found my phone perched on the roof, right where I’d left it. That little bit of luck saved me ~$600!

0 thoughts on “How not to lose a cell phone

  1. dadleehamilton says:

    well, you must be magnetic! i once did that with a little stuff-bag full of travel cash and the script remainders of trips to mexico and all over europe. this was in downtown los angeles and the car was a porsche, so maybe i drove faster than susan was going, but i believe that i made some wino famous that night.

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  2. dlh says:

    You did it once with me in the car as well. We were headed for the mid-town tunnel in NYC when I was in my early 20’s and a work van with two guys on it was beeping constantly at us and weaving in and out of traffic, gesticulating towards us. We did what most new yorkers would do and concluded ‘we got to get the hell away from those freaks!’ and you spent the next several blocks trying to put distance between us without much luck. Somehow we realized there was something on the roof of the car, and it turned out to be your little black satchel you used to carry with your cash and bank cards and so on, attached to the car via the little handle on it which was trapped in your door.

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