Two days ago Offspring No 2 left her phone at a suburban shopping centre in the leafy western suburbs. Result: exit one phone, not the first time Offspring No 2 has lost a phone under such circumstances.
Then this afternoon I had a couple of beers with a mate at the pub, went back to work, packed up and went to buy something for dinner. I noticed that my phone wasn't in my pocket so I went back to work print out some stuff that I had forgotten for a meeting tomorrow and to get the phone.
Hmmm, no phone.
Oh yeah, I must have left it at the pub.
Went back, enquired at the counter noticing that there were a lot more people there than when I left and fearing the worst.
No, phone was held behind the bar.
Welcome to RARA land, where people look out for each other.
In other news, I very much liked this letter in today's SMH:
I am glad the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission can find no conflict of interest in the merger. It must have been tough for Westpac's new chief executive not to disclose any proprietary knowledge of St George's operations or structure to a competitor.
Caven Tootell Rydalmere
Couldn't have put it better myself. There should be a law against it. Maybe there already is?