On to the post!
So, the other day, Sam loses his phone. At Costco.
He takes the kids back to the store and scours the aisles. No luck.
|Like finding a needle in a Costco.|
He checks with the front. No phone turned in.
He calls AT&T, and the guy says he can shut down Sam's phone, but he can't locate it. But he does tell Sam that somebody made a call from that phone mere minutes ago.
It was not lost. It was stolen!
So, Sam uses his mad tech skillz to track down the number that his lost phone called. (Okay, he really just looked at his account).
And here's where Sam is completely different than me.
He calls that number (the one his stolen phone called).
Sam: "Hi, I'm calling because I lost my phone, and the person who now has my phone called you."
Guy (groggily): "Huh?"
Sam: "Someone called you at 12:47. That person has my phone."
Stoner guy: "I don't know what you're talking about, dude."
*Repeat above conversation 12 times*
Finally, Sam pulls out the biggest lie he can think of.
Sam: "I hate to tell you this, but I'm kind of important."
Stoner guy: "Yeah?"
Sam: "Yeah. I'm kind of a big shot. And I need my phone. The phone company is tracking it right now, not to mention the police. So I just wanted to let you know that if I have your number, so do they, and they will be contacting you in the next little while, asking you the same questions."
Stoner guy: "Why? I don't know anything!"
Sam: "I'm sure you had nothing to do with it. But they will be checking here, since you're their only lead. So you have to ask yourself one question. Do you feel lucky? Punk?"
Okay, I embellished the last sentence. But, miraculously, an hour later, the AT&T store in American Fork called to say Sam's phone had been turned in. The guy who brought it in said he found it in a chair at Costco.
When I picked it up, the guy at the AT&T store is all, "Wow. We love customers who are honest and turn in lost phones. Like the Good Samaritan. We should send this guy an email, thanking him." Then he gave me a look that said, Maybe you should give him a reward.
me: "Sure you do that. Thank the guy for finding it in a chair at a Costco in Salt Lake City, and instead of turning it in at the Costco, he drives 45 minutes south, to American Fork, to turn it in at an AT&T store, five hours later."
|The right, and convenient thing to do.|
AT&T guy: "Oh. So, you're saying he only turned it in because he got caught?"
me: Ding Ding Ding Ding!
Because the last thing the guy who stole Sam's phone needs is a thank you note! and Money!
What I find the funniest is that Sam's phone is sort of crappy. I mean, it's an iPhone, but it's four years old, beat up, and cracked. And apparently, that's the phone of someone who is "kind of important."
|This is Bill Gates' phone. He's sort of a big shot.|