Okay, here, I am talking about cell phones, cameras, and other belongings which you bring along with when you go out, and not pianos, TV’s, CPU’s, or washing machines. Ok, you know what I’m talking about.
Today, on 25 October 2008, my school held a carnival. There were a lot of stuff there, such as inflatable castles, paintball, horse rides, archery, a haunted house, food, performances, and a lot more.
I was beginning to feel droopy and tired after the archery, so I settled down for some food. I only ate a burger, and then I got up to go home. Seconds later when I was walking, my mother checked her handbag and asked me where is the camera. I was shocked to realize that I left it on the bench where I ate.
I ran back there to take it back, only to find that it was gone! I was feeling truly shocked then. I then looked everywhere – in the canteen, in the hall, in peoples pockets, in peoples bags (LOL), just everywhere. While my mom made an announcement about it.
I was feeling more droopy than ever! I finally sat in the canteen, hoping that I could spy someone holding my camera or filled-with-large-things pockets. And of course, luck does not come that easily. So, I stumbled home with my mom.
After that, she gave me a little advice and tips on how not to lose your belongings, and I thought of some, too. And I thought that I might want to share them with you, here on my blog.
- Try not to hold your belongings with your hand.
You never know when you are droopy and tired, and when you sit down, you may just put it on the thing you are sitting on and walk off without realizing that you have left something behind.
- Instead, tie your belongings to you or your clothes.
You can tie your belongings using a string to your neck, like a pendant, but insure that it is comfortable so that you won’t hurt your body.
You can also tie them to your waist, like how some people do with cell phones.
- Try not to place your wallets or expensive stuff in your pockets.
That’s because they can result in being stolen by pickpockets.
You barely realize what is happening when you are in a crowded place or public vehicle, when you are droopy and tired.
And then, somebody secretly picks your pocket without you realizing.
But if you want to place them in your pockets, be sure to attach them to your pockets.
- Update: Do not let go of something unnecessarily.
You are traveling in a bus bringing an umbrella. As the bus travels, you feel sleepy and you put your umbrella under the bus seat. When the bus arrives, you go out of the bus. After some time, you realized you left your umbrella behind. Come on, at least put the umbrella on your thigh.
- Update: Do not be surrounded by children
Although this may sound weird, some children are trained to steal and rob people. An article in Malaysia’s national newspaper, The Star, says that there was a traveler surrounded by children. The children said to him, “You’re an American. I love Americans!” The next moment the traveler was robbed of something by the children, who dashed away.
- Update: Do not dress expensively.
Some sneaky thieves may just snatch them away. You’ll never know.
I will update here as soon as I get new ideas.