Just wondering, have you seen our pet rock?
We’ve all left cell phones at restaurants, dropped wallets at the mall, forgot car keys at the gym. Sometimes you find them again, sometimes you don’t. Sometimes, someone else finds them…which is good reason to think twice about what you bring out in public:
Providence Children’s Museum: We’re thinking that the museum should just make an exhibit of their lost and found, home to a green curly wig, a necklace with a baby tooth pendant and a (clean) baby diaper filled with sliced apples. Hey, to each his own.
Yawgoo Valley Ski Area & Sport Park: In the “something you hope not to find” category, we submit: a ring of prison cell keys. A panicked prison guard later returned to the slopes to claim them. We’re hoping that she worked at a minimum security facility.
Patriot Cinemas: Cleaning movie theaters usually means sweeping up mounds of popcorn and scraping gum off seats, unless you work at this cinema, where one general manager discovered an overabundance of socks left on the floors of every theater one summer afternoon. So that’s where all our socks go….
Peace Dale Public Library: Apparently you can pick up your hopes along with your books at this local library. Spotted here: a fake million-dollar bill lying on the floor and Post-its proclaiming “You’re beautiful” tucked inside self-esteem books.
McCoy Stadium: Sometimes clapping isn’t enough to show support for the local team. At least for one PawSox fan who left behind a pair of cymbals after the game.
RISD Museum: For workers at the RISD Museum, it wasn’t what they found that surprised them, but rather what they didn’t find. When one woman called to ask if anyone had found a Frankenstein brooch, these employees had to say no.
We suspect that it was probably next to the Dracula tiara. —SAMANTHA TURNER