We’re all a little attached to our phones. Even those that use it for the most basic needs – texting, calls, and the occasional social media check – would find themselves lost without that tiny little computer sitting safely in their pocket. Anyone who has left their phone somewhere, dropped it in the toilet (*tear*), or cracked it beyond use knows the heartache of separation, even if for only a couple of hours. But what would you do if you could see it being held hostage with no way to access it?
Sure it’s easy to judge someone for being attached to their cell phone. But admit it: if you were in this scenario, with $600 worth of technology and personal information left out in the elements, with no way to access it, you’d probably be freaking out too.
Twitter user Liz Bertorelli accidentally dropped her iPhone from her Toronto apartment balcony. Luckily it landed on her downstairs neighbor’s porch.
After several knocks on their door, she reasoned no one was home and left her contact info.
Luckily, Liz’s followers offered up some sympathy, along with a couple of well-intended suggestions for rescuing her beloved.
Unfortunately for Liz, morning rolled around and still no word from the neighbor. Things were getting desperate.
So on to work Liz went, just having to pretend like it was 1990 and cell phones weren’t common.
When she got home: still no phone. But the thread managed to entertain and inform all of Liz’s vicariously anxious followers.
Another day gone, and the yet the phone remains. But Liz is choosing to remember the good times they’ve had together.
Just to clarify a few things for Liz:
It’s 2017 and you can tweet and take photos from a computer.
Yes, she already tried knocking on the neighbor’s door multiple times.
Yes, she contacted the building super and they cannot help because the units are privately owned.
Yes, she left notes on the door.
No, she will not personally repel down there to go get it.
Here’s hoping Liz’s thread gets updated soon from her iPhone. We’re rooting for you both to come out of this situation unscathed!