Panic Mode

I did the dumbest thing yesterday. While grocery shopping in Tallahassee, I took my phone out of my purse to check the sales status of my book, Mayhem at the Happy Valley Motor Inn and Resort. That’s my current addiction. Unfortunately, the phone didn’t make it back into my purse. Instead I must have put it down on a shelf next to the organic soups.

At any rate, I didn’t notice that my phone was missing until I’d driven the twenty miles from the store to Doright Manor. And even then, I didn’t realize I’d left it until I needed to Google something. I’m embarrassed to say that once I realized the phone wasn’t in my purse or somewhere in the house, I panicked.

Since I couldn’t call the store because, duh, I didn’t have my phone, I had to drive all the back into Tallahassee and halfway across town to see if the phone was indeed at the store.

I’m normally a cautious driver, but nothing about this situation was normal. With all due haste I proceeded to race across town in hopes that the errant phone had been found and secured. I alternated between praying and calling myself an idiot, daring to hope the phone was safe.

And ladies and gentlemen, it was! I had to identify the phone and demonstrate that I could unlock it—do you know how hard it is to come up with your code when a stranger is watching? I did get it right on the second try.

Now I’ve vowed to NEVER take my phone out of my purse for any reason. Since I write all of my blog posts on my phone, that vow sure made writing this post challenging.

Peace, people.

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

31 thoughts on “Panic Mode”

  1. Well that was some luck for sure. I’m sure you were contemplating all the horrors that could have happened, but on the bright side at least it was locked maybe creating a little more challenge for tampering with things.

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  2. I left my purse in the cart outside Sam’s once. I was back at work before I realized it. I raced back to the store to ask and they just gave me the purse. No ID or anything! Glad they at least wanted to be sure you were who you said you were.

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  3. I nearly have a panic attack if I have to be in the car and have forgotten my phone. The thought of driving without that safety line is terrifying. And that is when I know my phone is safe at home and I was just being a swiss cheese brain and forgot to bring it with me. I can’t imagine how much worse I’d feel if I left it somewhere not home! Glad you were able to find it!

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      1. I’ve had 1 too many times in the past where I’ve had a somewhat scary car emergency and not had a phone (several before that was even a thing), so I have at least a little foundation for that panic. But, yes, they really are indispensable.

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