Great news story of 2016 instead of depressing stuff (a short story):
On my last day of training at work, December 2nd, one of the managers at work asked to see me in their office. I was kind of freaked out; thinking, oh no, today's the last day of training so I must be being shown the door.
So I went to see this person, and the HRM police had called: they had found my Sony Z1 phone I had lost on the bus going to the airport in June! They had used my ICE (in case of emergency) numbers, had called both my sister and mother, in Ottawa, no less, who both directed them to call my employer.
I was assisted on getting to the police station and back, by work (thanks, you know who) to get my phone. THANKS!
Nary a scratch. I had been using the phone as my laptop and it is working great.
It seems that whenever the HRM police was picking up the lost and found items from Halifax transit, they had just been getting purses and wallets since the summer. On Dec. 1st, they were given a whole bunch of phones, and they plugged them all in to try and get the phones to their rightful owners. THANK YOU HRM POLICE!
So, I imagine there were quite a few others who received early holiday presents as well as me
Happy freakin' Holidays to me, and best wishes for a great 2017!!! –Daniel A.