Going on multiple walks per day with a dog can be mind-numbing, so I entertain myself by looking for things: four-leaf clovers, dropped coins, interesting beetles, typos in signage, etc. As it turns out, I find a lot of things that people have dropped or forgotten, so I decided to start a little online experiment on Facebook that I’ve unimaginatively called, Swarthmore Lost and Found. I only have 72 fans (that includes me) as of today, which is pretty pathetic for a population of over 6,000, but maybe it will catch on after a few years. To date, I’ve managed to find homes for a bicycle, a glove, a dog tag, and a Hello Kitty rain boot. That’s pretty pathetic as well, but those four people were pleased, which is great.
Anyway, chances are good that you don’t live in Swarthmore (formerly Westdale, Pennsylvania) and that you probably couldn’t care less about all this … but I’m posting this as a suggestion in case you’re in a similar situation on walks and also live in a sleepy neighborhood where people lose things. Give it a try!