07 Dec '12, 5pm

Have you stolen my phone? Returning lost property to the old PCO and other tales.

Have you stolen my phone? Returning lost property to the old PCO and other tales.

“My mobile will not work once I’ve reported it as lost.” His inference as to my honesty couldn’t have been made clearer. It was 1.30 am and the lad slouching in the back of my cab had lost his brand new Blackberry as it slipped unnoticed unto the back seat. Stopping to fill up with diesel on my way home I had found his property. I then ignored its incessant urgent ringing as I was driving home. O nce in a position to legally talk to its owner, it transpired that he regularly mislaid his firm’s phone, and if he should mislay this one, he would be shown the door. “Can you deliver it later today?” I explained this was Sunday, and not only was I unprepared to work 7 days that week, I had a lunch engagement, while giving him the address where he could find me as I eat my Sunday dinner. His surprise was palpable as I opened the door of the vicarage for him, insisting that a cont...

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