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  1. no one

    no one Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    This story is about no one in particular.





    One day, several years ago, I was leaving my place of employment. Changing back into my civies. Do my make sure I got it dance.

    Wallet, check.

    Keys, check.

    Shades, check.

    Phone, phone, where's my phone?



    Now I rummage through my backpack, not in there.

    On top of my locker? Nope.

    In my locker? Nope.

    Maybe if I check my pockets again. Nope, still not there.



    In my backpack,? Nope.

    My locker? Nope.

    Oh, it must be in my pocket, nope.



    Half way through the thrid take, I realize that I am only searching with one hand.

    Why, you might ask.

    Because I am dumb, I've been talking on the phone the whole time.
     


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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    LOL for me its my glasses. AND THEY WERE NOT ON MY HEAD, but rather i realized i was looking thru them as i search for them.....guess i need new glasses LOL
     
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  3. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    Oh we all been there.
    We all been there,
    my girl almost lost her cellphone, so I just put it by a more secure place for her.
     
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  4. Mackey69

    Mackey69 Member

    My wife has done it twice. Walked into the living room and asks me have you seen my phone while talking to her sister on it.
     
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  5. joe71

    joe71 Android Expert

    I have four flashlights on the truck. Originally I had two but one semi works (I really should toss it, but I keep as back up back up:D) I got one on clearance I hardly used it until recently.
    So about two weeks ago maybe three I picked a load up late at night or early morning before the sun came out, I don't recall where but it was windy and cold. So I grabbed a hoodie from the top bunk and in the process sat down my flashlight.
    So I get the trailer hooked up and I go to do one final inspection before I head out
    I go to grab my flashlight and it's gone
    I am checking my pockets, the floor and Seats, the bed, can't find it:mad:
    Okay no problem I have two others.:thumbsupdroid:
    So I grabbed a spare flashlight completed the inspection and got rolling.
    Later that day when I stopped for the night I spent an hour or so searching for the missing flashlight.
    Nothing, over the next two weeks I searched for it, I had lost it before and eventually found it, I was certain that I would it again.
    Last week I was delivering to national hardware supply store and decided since I had time I would run up and grab a flashlight.
    So I bought a flashlight (haven't used it, come to think of it I am not sure where I put it:thinking:)
    I had come to the conclusion that my missing flashlight was gone
    And then this morning I moved a box so I could get to storage bin and sticking up in the corner of the top bunk was my missing flashlight;)
    So now I have four flashlights
     
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  6. joe71

    joe71 Android Expert

    All flashlights account for;):thumbsupdroid:
     

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  7. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    i just use my phone as a flashlight......LOL
     
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  8. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    I absolutely hate flashlights.

    If you dont need it, its in the way.
    If you do need it, you cant find it.
    If you can find it, the batteries are dead.
    If the batteries arent dead, the bulb has burnt out.
    If the bulb and batteries are good, the switch is broken.

    If, by some miracle of God, you need a flashlight and can find it- and it works- you will need to set it down because whatever you need to do takes both hands.
    The flashlight is round, so as soon as you set it down and aim it, then let go of it, it rolls away.

    If gravity doesnt make it roll away, then you will kick it, stumble over it, or knock it down somehow while you are working.

    I have had them all, from the Mag-Lite to those imbecilic Shake Light things that make you look like you should be doing that when you are alone.

    None really seem to outlast the old square things that took a 6 volt battery and would float if you dropped it in water.

    Used to buy Dorcy brand, and it was only about $6, came with a 6 volt battery, and an adapter that allowed you to run it off of 4 D size batteries.

    I still have one of those, that I have had for many years.

    Of course, I havent used it since I got my first Android.
     
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  9. MrJavi

    MrJavi Android Expert

    Like @ocnbrze , I mainly use my phone but @puppykickr makes a good point, finding a flashlight that work when you need it is virtually a miracle. :)
    Although headband flashlights look really goofy, they work well while providing direct illumination where you need it. They also free up your hands to get the job done.


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  10. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    My ollady gave me one that clips to the visor of a ballcap.

    As I have very long hair, I wear a ballcap anytime I work on anything, with my hair all up inside it.

    The light uses LED bulbs, and button batteries.
    It does work, but it makes the visor heavy, and then the hat doesnt want to stay put.

    I also wear glasses, so the hat visor wants to lay on top of my glasses.
    Not only does this make my glasses very uncomfortable, it makes them fog up in the cold. The visor also gets so low that it obstructs my vision.

    I am entirely better off waiting for daylight if outdoors, or running an extention cord and a 'trouble light' to wherever I am.

    Or just doing what I almost always do- pull out my phone.
     
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