You stop and curse. Yeah, that’s what you do. You curse at 3rd persons, you curse at yourself… mainly because of stupid mistakes, and appeal to the better nature of Peruvians. Because, really, in times like this, they SUCK.
Presenting Object A.
My dear old cell phone, bought with my Fido plan two years ago when I was beginning school. Yeah, nice… good old school memories. So many memories, in fact, one of them reflects this occasion but with a much better outcome. I was walking down 6th E. and Commercial Dr. when, all of a sudden, I noticed my cell phone was gone. Obviously, it fell from my pockets and I hadn’t realized. I panicked. I didn’t wanna buy a new cell phone, but I needed it… I had to get it back. Luckily, some woman had found it on the street and had stopped on the corner asking everyone passing by if it was theirs. Thank you.
Now, welcome back to my reality. Lima, Peru. I was coming back home from getting a hair cut, and left the taxi. I panicked… again. My cell phone fell from my pocket… again. This time I was home, so I called… and called, and called. I called over 20 times, 5 of those were picked up. No one talked. I talked, saying if they could return the phone to me. I left text messages with my contact phone and email, just in case. I talked each time the called was answered, but the last time, someone cut me off. I’m 99.9% sure I won’t get my phone back. This 0.1% of me is appealing to whoever has my phone to give it back to me. It’s not that it’s an expensive phone, I don’t even care much about the numbers in it, but it’s the memories. The emotional attachment to this piece of plastic and circuits that I don’t even like. I’m not a cellphone person, I hate buying them… heck, I just want it back just because it was my phone for two years, and I don’t wanna change it.
So yeah, lose a phone in Canada… you can get it back. Lose one in Peru, you won’t, unless you find someone really really nice. So be sure to know that if I ever find your phone, I will give it back to you. However, this m$&%&$&$$er hasn’t even bother to call, message or even answer my phone call.