Thursday, April 8, 2010


When I was leaving school this afternoon, I started digging around in my purse to get my phone and turn it on silent when I realized it wasn't there.

I stopped what I was doing and dug some more. I took EVERYthing out of my purse hunting for precious, precious, iphone. I even dug around my classroom and couldn't find it.

So I did the next logical thing and starting thinking, "Ok, when was the last time I had it."

Finally, I walked up to the front office. I started looking for the lost and found knowing it wouldn't be there. My sweet friend Sharon told me to check my wallet so I did and what-do-ya-know? My cash was all gone. All $4.

SOME LITTLE TURD ROBBED ME!!!! I mean like straight up went into my classroom, found my purse, dug through it, and then stole my cash and my phone.

The astounding thing is that they didn't take my debit card, didn't take my check book, and didn't take the giant bottle of prescription drugs (antibiotics) that I had in there.

I had to use the school phone to call Hubs and tell him what had happened. Then I had to call the police and file a report.

Now, I'm phone-less.

I feel crippled. Naked. I keep catching myself trying to call the husband or my parents or whoever and realize I have no phone. No phone at all because you see...we got rid of our house phone. So I currently have no way to get in touch with anyone at all. It is almost enough to make me want to panic.

The crazy thing is, I'm really not even mad. I'm broken-hearted. My whole world was on that phone, including pictures of my sweet baby who is two states away right now. I've had to change all my passwords because the phone is linked to my facebook, email, itunes, etc.

I'm sitting here fighting back tears all over a piece of technology. It kind of amazes me that I've gotten so attached to a phone but it's mine and I want it back.

The worst part is that this kid riffled through my stuff just to see what they could find. WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?!?!?!?!?

I know the kind of kids I teach and I know the school I teach at and yes, I should have anticipated something like this to happen but I just didn't. I'm naive. I'm trusting. I love my kids.

But I still want my phone back. Can we send out a search party??? Any volunteers?


w said...

give everyone extra homework and pop quizzes every other day until someone comes forward with usable information.

plus. get a big paddle and put it on your desk and reintroduce spanking.

i'm sad for you. and precious precious. where ever she may be.

Melanie said...

As silly as this may be, let your classes know that there is a "no question asked" policy is someone wants to drop your phone off in your class or at the front desk. We did this in San Antonio for a few things, and amazing enough, it worked. Once kids figured out they couldn't just stick their SIM card in it and have an iphone, they lost interest.

Hope you get it back!

Much More Than Mommy said...

No questions asked is a good idea. Or like someone said on FB, a reward -- with extra if the protective case is returned as well. Or, you know, your students love you. I bet they could find out who got it. This would be considered using your power for GOOD! That really stinks, and I hope either they do the right thing or you have some help and it's found!

just me said...

:( I'll help you search!