Lost and found
It has been on the national news here in the UK, that a classical violinist managed to leave his beautiful antique instrument, worth £250,000, on a train out of London after a hard day at the recording studio. He only realised he didn’t have it when he was ready to go out next morning, and had to borrow his wife’s. Quite a few days later, and after national publicity on the BBC and Twitter, investigation by British Transport Police, the instrument thankfully turns up again. The chap who found it said he “made a mistake”! Now, unless he also plays violin, and keeps his in an identical (to the owner’s) shiny white hard case, and he had also forgotten that he did not take it out with him that day, that’s some mistake! Think the owner is going to buy a tracker for the future!
How many of you have ever left an expensive instrument somewhere and been lucky enough to get it back? A friend of mine has left a good mandolin on several occasions and always got it back: twice abandoned in pubs. My tally of forgetfulness involves several whistles left under a chair years ago, (got ‘em back), handbag left on bus, (got it back when the same bus came back through town 3 hours later), camera left in the dark recesses of a swimming pool locker (got it back next day, fortunately “before” we’d driven over 100 miles home!), music holder from my keyboard left at a gig (only missed 3 days later, but got it back before it was binned as a useless piece of non-descript black plastic!), jacket and scarf left at local club (club told me they weren’t there, but went to check for myself, and they were!) So guess I’ve been lucky, if a bit stupid - apart from the book left on a train - never saw that again.