Brilliant phone hack guarantees you won’t drunkenly lose it again

Not the worst idea.


Gabe Bergado

Internet Culture

Published Sep 21, 2015   Updated May 27, 2021, 10:54 pm CDT

We all do stupid things while we’re drunk. We get into arguments with bartenders, make out with randos, and—of course—lose our phones after one tequila shot too many. 

One boozehound who had suffered this last agony too often devised an ingenious way to get their phone back. Redditor u/SquirrelGang found a phone at a bar that displayed this SOS message from the owner.

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Hmm, a crazy story to tell the owner’s mother? How about: The phone was found at an old folks’ home, so obviously the owner must have forgotten it during volunteering. Or maybe the phone was found in a brothel! That’s crazy, right? Not sure if a mom would be all too happy about it, though.

Anyway, we hope the phone found its way back to the owner. And that he or she survived mom’s wrath. 

Photo by technamyte/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Sep 21, 2015, 12:26 pm CDT