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Author Topic: RETURNED Stolen Gear! True Story!  (Read 20257 times)

Posts: 3746

« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2010, 03:50:40 PM »


I printed up a few business cards on heavy stock
with my name and callsign on it along with
my email and office phone number and the word
REWARD just in case I misplace my gear.

I did loose my wallet where I worked long time ago,
it was returned by mail a week later COD.
The only thing missing was the $20 in it,
all my credit cards and license were there.

Too bad, I would have given the finder $50 on the
spot to avoid the hassle of replacing all my cards
and the driver license plus the fee.
We had an ATM on site in our office building.


Posts: 89

« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2010, 09:01:28 PM »

Interesting how life has changed since this thread began.
1) Does anyone carry a "Handitalkie" any more?
2) No one looks for a phone -- it's in your pocket -- unless you are a wife, and then "you're always looking for your phone."

Posts: 2243

« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2010, 12:30:03 PM »

I printed up a few business cards on heavy stock
with my name and callsign on it along with
my email and office phone number and the word
REWARD just in case I misplace my gear.

In school I did the same re the printed
cards with name, address, e-mail, all phones numbers, reward,
on them.

When I was in college I put them in all of my textbooks, all my notebooks,
book bags, laptop, lab books, etc. I had made up **hundreds** of 4 x 6" "Flash Cards"
for studying things that just HAD to me memorized, i.e. in Human Anatomy:
bones, bone feaures, joint articulations, tendons, ligaments, muscles, muscle insertions,
muscle origins, etc.  By the end of one semester I had a total of
6 black plastic boxes of cards, each containing 250 to 300 cards. One night
when *completely* exhuasted after a 10 hour study session, I left them at the library
in a plastic bag. When I got home I realized what had hapened and freaked OUT.

The next day I went to the library and they hadn't been turned in.
I was CRUSHED as finals were approaching in 3 weeks!
The day after that I received a phone call....a nice student had **picked
the card box files out of a trash can in the library**, put them
in her backpack, and called AND emailed me saying that she
had them. I offered her a $100 reward but she turned it down,
saying it was "the right thing to do" and that obviously I had
put hundreds of hourse into making those cards. (About %25 had
photocopies of images taken from from textbooks taped to
one side, with the name of the bone/muscle/insertion etc
on the other side). THAt takes LOTS of time to do, I'll tell ya!

There ARE good people in this world!
73, Ken AD6KA
PS: Aced every one of those courses, 4.0 GPA carrying 16 units that semester,
made the Dean's List.

Posts: 159

« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2010, 04:24:13 AM »

Let's get this story correctly categorized....
It is a LOST rig,not stolen and if the air head
operator had checked to see if it was in his pocket
when he changed locations it would not have been
lost. Besides....I don't believe the story anyway.
Too much detail, people really don't care about
details so they don't remember them.
73 - Tim

real nice, call the man names and call him a liar. YOU are what's wrong with Eham forums...
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