So I lost my phone briefly today while I was at work. I had gone to the washroom to take a poop. I put my phone on a metal ledge they have in all the individual stalls. It’s a convenient ledge to put things on while you do your business. I normally remember to grab my phone from the ledge once I’m done but I was really tired today and I guess I forgot. So, like a moron, I just left the stall without my phone.
I didn’t realize I didn’t have my phone for almost two hours after the fact. I was at my desk when I noticed it was missing. I tried using the “find my phone” feature but it hadn’t synced in two days and Google thought my phone was still at home. I was hoping that since it was lost at work and not in public that someone trusty-worthy had taken it to the security desk.
I hurried downstairs to the security desk in the lobby and I saw my phone even before I had a chance to tell the security people what had happened. I mentioned to them I lost my phone and it was sitting right there. They made me unlock the phone, which I did, and I was re-united with it.
This was the first time I’ve ever lost a phone for any amount of time and it’s an unsettling experience. Even though most of my data lives in the cloud, it still sucks to lose all of that. I gotta make sure this doesn’t happen again.