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"The April rain, the April rain,
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again."

Mathilde Blind, April Rain
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Whose umbrellas are we talking about?

FrankFrank ModeratorPosts: 5,641 mod
edited December 2014 in Humour

Before the evening party

She: ‘Why do you take away the umbrellas from the hall?
Are you afraid our guests will steal them?’
He: 'No, but they might recognise them'.
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  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 24,942 mod
    I stayed in a lovely hotel one time, overlooking the Annapurna mountains in Nepal. They had thought of everything and the rooms came equipped with brollies to use if it was raining, as the rooms are a couple of minutes walk from the dining room.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 8,957 mod
    Whose umbrellas are we talking about?

    Who's = Who is...
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 24,942 mod
    My umbrella came into its own over the weekend when it rained nonstop on both days.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,913 mod
    One of them must be mine, @lichaamstaal‌ !
    I lost my favourite umbrella in the hall of a meetingplace.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 24,942 mod
    That's what brollies are for @april! Leaving around. But I thought you had a collection?
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,913 mod
    Not at all, @mheredge‌ and that one has a sentimental value. :(
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 24,942 mod
    I have learned not to get sentimental about umbrellas @april, as I lose them all the time. I realised I had two, so last week, I gave one away. I'm inclined to give the other one away too, to save carrying it back to Kathmandu in a few weeks. It's not expected to rain there again till July. By that time I'm sure I can find another cheap replacement.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,913 mod
    I once forgot my umbrella, which I bought in Japan, in the plane when we disembarked and I asked the airport customer service to get it. :)
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 8,957 mod
    edited December 2014
    Last week, I almost lost my scarf in a coffee shop, but just before we drove off, a customer came out and asked me if I had left it behind. (It would have been the 2nd time I'd lost a scarf in a coffee shop).
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 24,942 mod
    I lost a favourite hat in a restaurant in Kathmandu. Sadly I was leaving for India a day later, so didn't have a chance to go back to see if they'd found it. I'm really bad about leaving things like that all over the place.
  • aryarchiaryarchi Posts: 862 ✭✭✭
    edited January 2015
    Ive lost too many stuffs,just enough to say 2 mobile phones.

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    I've lost too much stuff: Enough to say, 2 mobile phones.
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  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 24,942 mod
    edited January 2015
    Oh that's a shame @aryarchi‌. The most valuable item I ever lost was a camera, which was stupidity on my part and bad luck. I forgot it on the table where I'd been eating in a restaurant in Singapore. Unlucky for me, someone picked it up and stole it.
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  • DoraDora Teacher's Pet Posts: 3,068 mod
    edited January 2015
    My friend recently got crushed by a pile of books, but she has only got his shelf to blame. :smiley:

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    My friend recently got crushed by a pile of books, but she has only got her shelf to blame.
    or
    My friend recently got crushed by a pile of books, but he has only got his shelf to blame.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 8,957 mod
    I left a camera behind on a rock in the mountains of Andorra - in the middle of nowhere. I soon realised my mistake (5 minutes max) and went back for it, but it had gone! I wonder if there are some sheep selfies out there.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 24,942 mod
    Yes, sadly I only has myself to blame @Dora.
  • DoraDora Teacher's Pet Posts: 3,068 mod
    @Lynne Really bad.
    Well, I was really missing you.Have you returned for good or you have to go again? (on holidays)
  • FrankFrank Moderator Posts: 5,641 mod
    One of my sons lost a favourite cap on a day trip. Luckily we had made dozens of pictures that day, so we could easily trace the last spot where he still had it on. At last we discovered he had left it in a restaurant where we'd just eaten.
  • DoraDora Teacher's Pet Posts: 3,068 mod
    Well done! @lichaamstaal
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 24,942 mod
    Excellent @lichaamstaal‌. Far better than trying to remember the last time you saw it.
  • aryarchiaryarchi Posts: 862 ✭✭✭
    edited January 2015
    @mheredge and Lynn,I thing camera is the most common thing to be lost in our forum.

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    @mheredge and Lynne, I think cameras are the most common things to be lost in our forum.
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  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 24,942 mod
    Happily it was the first I'd ever lost, and hopefully the last.
  • FrankFrank Moderator Posts: 5,641 mod
    edited January 2015
    You are right @aryarchi. Camera's are the most mentioned lost properties here. This could also have to do with the perceived value. If you forget or lose an umbrella somewhere, maybe it's not worth mentioning it, (except when your name is @april and you consider some umbrella's to be valuable ;) ). Camera's are valuable, not only because of the price, but also because of the memorable pictures they could contain. I ones left my camera in a Chinese restaurant in France. When I went back for the camera the restaurant was already closed. The next day we wanted to leave the place where we stayed early, but the restaurant didn't open before noon. We were afraid we had to wait all the time, but luckily the owner of the cottage where we stayed could get in touch with the owner of the restaurant. It was a village where everybody knew each other. That was our luck!
  • aryarchiaryarchi Posts: 862 ✭✭✭
    @lichaamstaal my mobile phone also was containing lots of memorable pics in it when I lost it.
    You were so lucky!
  • DoraDora Teacher's Pet Posts: 3,068 mod
    I wrote a song about a tortilla. Well actually, it’s more of a wrap. :smile:
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 24,942 mod
    I don't know how it works @aryarchi‌, but Google seems to back up photos that I take using my Samsung phone. Not that I take anything too meaningful with my phone.
  • aryarchiaryarchi Posts: 862 ✭✭✭
    How is it to back up @mheredge ?cause I've lost my memory card in my mobile phone.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 24,942 mod
    I really don't know @aryarchi‌, only when I bought a new Samsung phone, all the photos I'd taken using my Samsung tablet followed. It was very weird and I'm not sure how, except I think it must have been something to do with my Google account.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,913 mod
    Yes, you need to set your Google account in your smartphone or tablet or PC / laptop, then all pictures that you have taken with those devices or pictures that you have posted in Google Plus will be automatically saved in your Google Photos.
    It's sometimes annoying too.
  • aryarchiaryarchi Posts: 862 ✭✭✭
    @mheredge , By the time I lost my mobile phone, I hadn't established a Google account.
  • aryarchiaryarchi Posts: 862 ✭✭✭
    @april ,I think it would be useful on the whole.
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