- Moderate Mouse
- 6 years ago
- Wedding: March 2013
Even though this pertains to somewhere where I’m a volunteer, I’m putting this under “career” since it is within the context of a place of business.
Anyway, today I was the cashier on duty the whole day at the thrift store where I volunteer. Evidently, when one customer was shopping, they accidentally dropped their phone somewhere in the room where we generally display kids’ clothes and toys. This did not come to my attention until another customer’s kid had found said phone and was messing around with it while her mom (the customer) was checking out. The mom told her kid that someone probably dropped it by accident. After that family left, I looked up the number on the phone and wrote down the number. At my earliest available opportunity, I followed the example of my stepdad, who one time found someone else’s phone and tried calling a number from the phone owner’s list of contacts. (I used my own phone to make the calls.) They had two listed. The first person listed turned out to be unfamiliar with that number, so I called the second one. I ended up being led to voicemail, so I left a message asking if the number in question sounded familiar to them, and to let them know that the person who’s phone was under that number had left their phone behind at our store, and that the reason I was calling the person that I was was because their name was listed, and if the number did sound familiar they might want to let the person know so that they could come claim it.
Nobody had returned to claim the phone, so as I was closing up for the night, I left the phone on the front desk with a note for whoever would be on duty tomorrow (which I’m not) explaining the situation to the best of my knowledge. If the person who owns the phone is anything like me, that phone is probably their ONLY phone, and hopefully, they will be in to claim it soon.