When life throws you a lemon, sometimes you just gotta take it.

It has been one of those days...actually, it has been two of those days. Yesterday, I lost my iPhone. And just like I lost my wallet in February, I have no idea how. I wasn't being irresponsible, I wasn't absent-minded, I wasn't in a rush...it just disappeared.

This is how yesterday morning went: Before I left for work, I called Mark to ask him to check if my umbrella was at school. He said "yes," so I packed up my purse, tossed my phone in my bag (or so I thought) and headed out the door. Then, on my way to the subway, I took the trash out and went on my merry way.

Now, usually I take out my phone while I'm on the subway to read news, check email or play games. But yesterday morning in particular, I pulled out a new book to start reading. It wasn't until I was on my way out of the subway station that I realized I left Mark's keys at home. So I reached in my purse to call him, but I couldn't find my phone. No big deal, I thought. I probably left it at home.

When I got off of work, I went home expecting to find my phone on the desk. Huh, not there. In the kitchen? Nope. In the bathroom? Nope. That's weird.

At that point, I proceeded to turn my apartment upside down, looking high and low for that darn thing. I called it on Skype and it rang, but I couldn't hear the ring tone! Then, I thought, maybe I accidentally threw it in the trash bag, which I tossed in the dumpster this morning....

Yep. If you guessed that I unashamedly went to the dumpster to dig my trash bag out, you're right. And to no success either.

Since then, I've refreshed the lost & found page of the subway metro website every hour or so and I've called my phone at least a gajillion times. It's still ringing, which leads me to believe that it wasn't stolen. But 36 hours later, I still have no idea where it's at.

Things like this--losing things when I wasn't being stupid--really throws me off. I try to stay organized and on top of it for the most part, and the last two things I've lost in Korea (which happen to be arguably two of the most important things), I just can't track back, which is highly frustrating.

I'm not jumping the gun yet, though. I have a feeling that it's going to just show up magically, or more accurately by the grace of God :) I mean, really, where could it be?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!


Mai said...

I feel your pain Liz :(( I recently lost my iPhone in Athens. It was my last day of travel, I wasn't in a rush and I could've sworn it was in my purse before I got on the metro. I thought I was careful on the metro and I had a few friends around me the whole time. When I reached for my phone later in the hotel, it was missing. And it hasn't turned up since. I've accepted that its gone, now that its been 3 weeks but the only thing that bothers me is not being able to place my finger on what actually happened--did i misplace it, did someone pick pocket me, or did it just vanish into thin air?? I wish I had a happier ending to share w/ you, but misery loves company? I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you that it shows up!!

Susan said...

"Father, I know it's not that important in the big scheme of things, but because You said we could come to you with all of our needs, we pray that Elysabeth would find her phone. May she find things to be thankful for in all situation but all things being equal, may we be thankful for finding her phone right away? In Jesus' Name we pray! Amen"

iris +++ said...


i just doused my brand new white iphone in orange soda when i went shopping this past weekend and it was completely destroyed. I completely understand your devastation.

however, if you're with verizon PLEASE check if you're insured with Asurion (www.Asurion.com) - you can get a replacement overnighted to your home in LA if need be.

I wish you the best of luck.

Elysabeth said...

Thank you for everyone's support (and prayers). The phone hasn't shown up and I'm still scratching my head, wondering where the heck it went, but it's all good. Fortunately, I have insurance, so if I must get a new phone, it won't be so expensive :) Thanks again!

PS- Mai and Iris, I'm sorry to hear about your phones! I hate that sinking feeling...ugh!