Thursday, August 31, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

A Phone's Serendipitous Return

Last week, the tables turned, and I found myself on the receiving end of a good deed. Typically, I'm the one orchestrating acts of kindness, but it seems the universe had a different plan in store for me.

Amidst a busy workday, I had a meeting scheduled at Caneland Central right after lunch. Naturally, I couldn't resist a detour past one of my beloved fashion boutiques. Call it serendipity or a lunchtime whim, but I ended up acquiring a few additions to my work wardrobe ensemble.

However, as fate would have it, my phone went MIA. A minor inconvenience, I thought, assuming I had merely left it in my car. Armed with my laptop and a café's Wi-Fi, I soldiered on through my meetings.

Later, in the depths of searching through my vehicle, I came to the startling realisation that my phone was playing hide-and-seek elsewhere. Could it have slipped beneath a seat? I hatched a plan. Fingers crossed, I started my car and attempted a call. No ringing. That ruled out the car.

Returning to the boutique, I was met with sympathetic brows and a thorough search of the change room. The verdict? Nada. However, the boutique staff made a winning move – they connected with centre management, and lo and behold, my phone was in safe hands!

As of today, the mystery of where it had slipped from my grip remains unsolved. Yet, I extend my gratitude to the person who found it and turned it in. In my line of work, my phone is more than a gadget; it's a lifeline. The relief of heading home, clutching it securely, is a sentiment that can't be overstated.


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