We’ve all misplaced our phones, and searched the house unsure where we last had it. We recruit our friends and family to call our phone so we can hear it ring and search it out. For some, losing our phone or keys is a daily ritual. And if that’s you then this video is perfect for a good chuckle.
But what if your search turns up hopeless? You hear the phone but still can’t locate it. For one jolly grandpa, this strange anomaly turns out hilarious when he finally finds it.
Grandpa hasn’t seen his phone all day. He’s got his kids and grandkids in on the search. They all hear the phone ring but it’s unclear where it actually is.
Grandpa is not sure about this peculiar predicament. The ringing of his phone seems to follow him around, but he doesn’t have the phone in his pockets or down his pants. It’s not clear where the sound is coming from.
Everyone with a phone at one time or another has dealt with this scenario. Where did the phone go? I’m supposed to put it right next to my keys. Did someone sneak in and steal it?
We can all benefit from being more like Grandpa in this video. He’s smiling and keeping a good attitude throughout the seemingly hopeless search.
Missing phones usually come at the most inopportune time, like when we’re running late for an appointment, or we need to make an important phone call. Many times our minds can get sucked down a rabbit hole of negative feelings. Someone stole my phone! I can’t believe this is happening to me! I’m so stupid for losing my phone!
These negative emotions can really blind you to being creative and open-minded when you are looking for a missing phone.
Let’s put aside the myriad of apps that are designed to help you find your lost or stolen phone. Nowadays most new phones can connect with your listening devices, like Amazon Echo or Google Alexa.
You can just ask them, “Where’s my phone?”
But what if you’re slightly behind the times or you don’t want Amazon and Google listening to your private conversations. Grandpa might not be as adept at keeping up with new apps, or we can just be too busy to stay on top of new tech.
That’s where some of Professor Solomon’s techniques can come in handy.
Professor Solomon, a self-described findologist, is a Harvard educated magician who is an expert at finding lost objects. He’s like the Sherlock Holmes of lost items and he has several tips that can help you find anything that’s missing.
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His first tip seems misdirected but he says you should just stop looking. That’s right, don’t rummage through the house looking here and there. Professor Solomon says to wait until you get an idea of where it is. So go do something else besides ransacking your home looking for the car keys.
Losing your phone is a small stab at your happiness, but it’s these minor things that can drive you crazy. Professor Solomon says you must keep your mind on the three C’s. Comfort, Calmness, and Confidence.
And Grandpa has this strategy down pat.
Begin by relaxing in a comfy chair, get a cup of herbal tea, and settle into your comfort zone.
Grandpa looks calm and collected. He’s surrounded by family and he’s not letting his missing phone disrupt his positive emotions.
Do some meditation to remove negative thoughts from your mind. Find a calm place in your mind where the ocean waves roll into a sandy beach.
Grandpa’s spirits are very calm and happy. He’s got a gentle smile on his face and he’s not thinking anything negative. He’s actually having fun with this.
Put yourself in the mindset that you will find that phone. You will remember where it is. You will look in the right place and find it.
Grandpa seems to have an air of confidence as he enlists his family in the search. They all seem to be sure it’s coming somewhere around his body, but he can’t find it anywhere.
Grandpa applies these strategies and when he looks in the most ridiculous place, he finds his phone. Someone suggests he look in his shoe. This sounds like the most ridiculous place, but hen Grandpa takes off his shoe, there it is. Mystery solved.
Watch below at the burst of laughter from the family – it’s hard not to laugh yourself at their funny predicament!
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