Have you lost things and then you were never able to find it? My brother has many things that are under missing tag. Once he lost the wireless router antennae. Yes you heard it right. We searched for it all over the place. In the closet, under the bed, 50 ms around the router itself. We were not able to find it. We declared it as “Lost” and moved on(moved closer to the wireless router to be in range).
Months later he was on his way to the U.S.A for an overseas assignment and like normal people took a flight to US . (Unlike HCL guy in the ad who takes helicopter rides for his on-site assignments). He got down at London Heathrow Airport to catch the transit flight. While he checked in, the airport security did scans and searched his suitcases and then they found something. The security staff reached over and displayed it to my brother. It was the antennae.
And it took 4477 miles and an Englishman to find it. My brother thanked the staff for helping him find it. “Glad to help sir” the security staff replied.
Once I went to the nearest studio to take some passport size photographs. I picked the prints from the store the very next day. And when I reached back home, I was not able to find it. It was not there in my pockets, nor in the car. I went back to the store to check with them to see if I misplaced it somewhere in the store. Retraced my steps in the basement to see if I accidentally dropped it when I took the lift. After 2 hours I declared it ‘lost’. I went back to the store and ordered some more prints. “Tomorrow sir” He said.
Arrgh. I picked it up from the store the following day. After parking my car in the basement, I opened the passenger door and noticed a yellow cover in between the passenger seat and seat belt. It was the photographs.
I took the lift home with 25 smiling photographs of mine, passport size !