If you’re like me, you are completely dependent on your electronic gadgets — computers, smartphones, tablets, etc. So you can imagine what angst I felt when I realized that I had left my iPad in a restaurant. And it wasn’t a fine dining restaurant either — it was a Subway restaurant in the heart of downtown Honolulu, where all kinds of people congregate. And I mean ALL kinds of people.
If you’re like me, you’re overscheduled and run from one thing to the next, hardly stopping to catch your breath. I was in the middle of a busy Saturday, in between five organ students coming for lessons, and a practice session scheduled at St. Andrew’s Cathedral where I am playing for a special Evensong tomorrow at 5:30 for the installation of American Guild of Organists (AGO) officers. (By the way, Associate Pastor Angela Freeman is in the clergy procession.) Carl and I had a short half hour to catch lunch together, and since I was going to go back to the church for lessons and then to St. Andrew’s, I took my iPad with me because it had the phone number of someone important who would open the Cathedral for me since it was closing at 3 pm.
So it wasn’t until after my practice session (some 3 hours since we left the restaurant) that I could look up their telephone number to find out if my iPad was still there. YES !!! Someone had turned it in to the store management, and they were expecting my call.
There are still good people left in this world.