So, I have this habit of losing my cell phone. Not so much losing, really, just setting-down-in-a-safe-place-which-I-can’t-remember-5-minutes-later.
I’ve been trying really really hard for the last 2 months not to lose it, and have done fairly well, actually. Making sure I’m wearing something with pockets seems to help.
On those occasions when I can’t seem to find it, I do the logical thing: I pick up the house phone, and dial my cell number. When I can hear it ring, I hang up and head for the ringing pile. I always hang up before my voice mail picks up, and then don’t think any more about it.
Well, we got a phone bill the other day. Mark was examining it and informed me that every time I call my phone in order to find it: the phone company was charging us 18 cents.
So there you have it: the price of forgetfulness is 18 cents a pop.
And the amount of grief I’ll have to endure from Mark every time I lose my phone in the future? I don’t even want to think about it.
Tanya Brown says
I’m delighted to hear that the price of forgetfulness is so low, actually. Eighteen cents seems like a relative bargain.
Liz A. says
Been there, done that. But I usually am putting it down at Dad’s house and then driving the hour home. 🙁 So I got one of these nifty little things and now, even if I don’t have pockets, I always have my cell phone.
Freda M Henderson says
Well I always wondered how much it cost now I know. Thanks for the information.
Christine Olson says
LOL! I’m a member of that club, too! I have a purse that has an outside pocket for the cell. That works fairly well for me since I don’t go anywhere without my purse.
My problem now is that I don’t hear it ringing when I’m out in public (much to the embarrassment of my children). Guess it doesn’t bother me to have a stranger tell me “Ma’am, your purse is ringing!” 😛 😀
Diane C says
Oh, I am always doing that!
I hang my land line up and don’t actually answer my cell phone when I am “on the hunt”. I don’t think I get charged by doing it this way………..but, maybe I should double check!
I was working on keeping my phone in my pocket….I am forgetful about where and when I leave it too.
That was working out great until….. it went into the washing machine along with my jeans 🙁
FWIW, I use the call to find method as well. Luckily for me, forgetfulness is still free here in Oz.
Heather P says
Good grief, they were charging you for an unconnected call? That’s awful!
But then again, I hate to waste money, so 18 cents per “loss” would probably ensure that I keep track of it.