Thursday, January 10

A Good Idea!


Last Sunday, I worked with my employer's crew to remove Christmas decorations from a country club and a nearby hotel. There were five of us, and as we entered the hotel, one woman (who shall be known here as Blondie) sat her purse in a chair in the rear lobby, next to our employer's tool kit.



In one of the meeting rooms off the rear lobby, a church service was going to be held in a few minutes. We started in all the other rooms, removing decor and taking ornaments off Christmas trees and packing up. Blondie didn't have need of her purse during that time, and so it sat in the lobby chair for at least an hour.



When we were ready to leave, Blondie's purse was nowhere to be seen. After searching the whole lobby, bathrooms, trash bins, etc., we informed the front desk that it was missing, and gave contact information in case it was found.



All of a sudden, it hit me. Her cell phone was in the purse (along with a brand new camera she got for Christmas). I asked for her cell phone number and called it. After about 30 seconds, we heard it ringing, and the sound was emanating from the room that the church service was being held in. At the same time, the preacher's voice stopped. Blondie peeked in the door, and her purse was sitting on a table at the back of the room, with juice and coffee.



Apparently, a church member thought that the purse belonged to someone in the congregation and put it in the room for safekeeping. I know she/he cannot have known the anxiety it caused when we discovered it was missing!


Now you might be saying..."Duh..." about calling her cell phone, but I was proud of myself for thinking of it and saving the day for Blondie! I think she owes me bigtime, don't you?
P.S. The boss said next time she has to leave her purse in the car!

23 comments:

Jennifer said...

Yes! She does!

Brilliant. :-)

grannymar said...

More than a prayer!

rennratt said...

She definitely owes you!

Nancy said...

Judy,

Three of my friends and myself meet for lunch several times a year. We live some distance from each other so getting together takes some planning.

At our luncheon recently,one of the ladies had to leave early and after she had gone we discovered
that she had left her purse on the chair.

We thought and thought of how to stop her on her long drive home and suddenly I said, "I've got her cell phone number. I'll call her."

I dialed the number and guess what?
The cell phone in her purse on the chair began to ring!!!!!!!!

rosemary said...

She does owe you...B.I.G. T.I.M.E.
is that the picture of the real purse? She needs a handbag makeover.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

The boss has a bad idea. We are having a raft of car break-ins around here and I'll bet it's nationwide, now that the burglars have discovered this nifty little window-breaking tool.

JeanMac said...

Big time, I agree. Who in th world would leave their bag with valuable just anywhere?

Beverly said...

Brilliant you are, my dear friend. That is a great idea.

Roland said...

Thank you for your kind words & Birthday wishes yesterday on my blog, I had meant to stop by anyway, & now Michele has sent me.

David said...

you saved the day

I appeciate the hard work you folks do to make Christmas meery and bright fo so many people.

I will be alright, i am sure

Greg Finnegan said...

Very good, Judy, and a clever solution.

But next time, your boss should really clean up only the holiday decorations which actually belong to him. Just dropping in "to remove Christmas decorations from a country club and a nearby hotel" kind of leaves a bad taste on the whole holiday experience. And it encourages purse snatchers.

Mar said...

Oh, she does!! you were very clever. We use your idea around the house all the time to find the wireless phones and cell phones, which tend to hide from all of us :)

Star said...

Good job Judy! And a good idea. Not such a good idea was Blondie leaving her purse out of her line of sight for so long.

Bud said...

Judy, a beautiful purse I guess for the season. I thought for a minute it was my cat. Nice story and good for you!! Bud

Cravey said...

she owes you lunch at least for saving that seriously cute person too!

Sonia said...

Sure, really a clever idea, Judy!

That purse would be nice to a bird's nest... Lol!

ET said...

Judy,
You are sharp!

Carmi said...

You're brilliant, Judy. I think I call my BlackBerry at least a couple of times a day because I'm CONSTANTLY misplacing the thing.

Yesterday, I woke up and it was nowhere to be seen. Sadly, I had it on vibrate. So I waited until we got the kids off to school, then called it and listened very closely for the telltale vibration. Sure enough, I was able to track it down to the sofa, where it had slipped between a couple of pillows.

Needless to say, it's on very loud ringer right now :)

(Yes, she owes you major league. At least some kind of tea or dessert.)

Michele believe this would be appropriate.

Granny Annie said...

I believe someone thought that purse needed religion!

Shephard said...

Oh, she owes you lunch at least. lol Good thinking.
~S

Sarch said...

Don't you just love when a great idea works? Well done kenju!

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

Very wise of you. Visiting from Michele's.

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