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DJ LUCiTE

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So I just got done listening to my current favorite song, "Ready Steady Go" by Paul Oakenfold, when I see my bus stop coming up. I turn the iPod off, unplug my headphones, put the 'pod into my pocket and pack the headphones away. The bus stops at the stop. I get off the bus and start walking to school, patting my pockets unconciously like I always do to make sure everything's in place: Wallet, keys, cell phone. I figure everything's fine so I keep--
Where's my iPod?!
I double-check my pocket to make sure it really wasn't there. It wasn't. I look and the bus just begins to inch away from the stop. I turn around and run after it as it pulls away, yet the bus driver happens to not see some kid frantically running after the bus, yelling, and waving his arms around. I collapse, about one and a half blocks away from my school, in a heap, still in disbelief about what happened. It was just total shock. I panicked, I didn't get the bus number, the driver's name, anything. All I knew was that it was a Big Blue Bus, line #2, 7:35 in the morning. And my iPod was on it.
I try not to panic, and I call the bus company and tell them I just lost my iPod, and the rest of the story. They say they'll keep a lookout for it, and I thank them. I go thorugh the day totally bummed, especially thinking about how I'm going to explain to my parents that I just lost a $300 birthday gift.

2 days later, I get a call from the bus line saying they have my iPod. Just to check, they ask me a few questions.
Yes, it's white.
Yes, it has four buttons above the wheel.
Yes, it has a lambda symbol with a little 2, and the back is brushed metal.
Once that's done, I started screaming and running around in circles in joy.
I go on Friday to pick it up, and lo and behold, the ONLY PERSON that can open the safe they put my iPod in isn't there. So I have to pick it up on Tuesday (long holiday weekend.)

Tuesday. I get out of school and grab the #3 bus and ride to about 4 blocks away from the bus HQ. I start walking, with 3 bigass books in my backpack, the rain pouring, and no umbrella. Screw it, I'm getting my iPod back. So I get there, totally soaked, and nicely ask for my iPod. They bring out an iPod in a pink case. And not just a similar-looking iPod, an almost brand-new fourth gen iPod. WTF?! Where's mine...how can you tell me this one has a brushed metal back...it's mirror shiny!!
ARGH!!
So I give them my contact info again, but with totally no hope this time. Damn. 2 weeks after I brushmetal it, too. *sniffle*

R.I.P "iPizzle"
August 9, 2003 - February 16, 2005
 

iPac

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no way !!! i would keep searchin for your 3G :D much better than 4G's, u must feel so damn anoyed !!!??? poor little 3
G, out in that big world :(
 

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Comiserations. I havr some jogging trouser that have really rubbish pockets, everthing falls out. I'm so careful when wearing these and listening to my ipod, so dodgy.

Be careful people, otherwise it's heartbreak :(
 

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But I don't understand... they asked you questions about the buttons and the lambda symbol? Doesn't that mean they at least *had* it? So they gave it to someone else??? Or the one person who has access to the safe took it? I don't get it, how were they able to ascertain it was yours when the one they had was so clearly NOT yours?
 

DJ LUCiTE

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I have no idea. They said they only had one iPod there, and told me that in fact it *did* have all the details, yet when I went there it was a completely different iPod.
They either did give mine away or the person I spoke to was totally dumb and didn't listen or know about anything I said.
 

bluepodperson

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Well the OWE you an iPod. Someone there had it - the info matched. If they don't have it now SOMEONE THERE STOLE IT or they gave it to the wrong person. You need to threaten them with legal action if they don't reimburse you. It's their fault!!!
 

Kristiano

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bluepod, if you're unlucky enough to lose your iPods, its no one else's fault. People with your "sue the #######s" attitude are what make Americanism laughable over here.
 

DJ LUCiTE

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lol...damn...didn't think it would explode into this.
Yeah...I don't try to blame anyone. I was just slightly ticked off the lady didn't know the difference between a CASE and NO CASE.

*shrug*
Oh well. My next project, I found a 5 GB 1st generation on eBay, and I'm gonna restore it and put a logo on it and brushmetal it. Gonna be sweet! :D
 

Music Is Key

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Oh man, that is a very unfortunate story. Makes me sad just at the thought of me ever losing my iPod.
 

DJ LUCiTE

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Nope. It's gone, forever. Well, at least apparently.
Oh well, I just got rid of my Sidekick 2, time to move on:

I'm eyeing a New-In-Box 1st gen 5 GB for $130. Repolish the front and back, brush the back with another logo (i'm thinking Quake 3 Arena), and I'm all set. Gonna kick it old-school.
^_^
 

chuckley

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thats a very very sad story. hats why i hate using my jeans pockets, i prefer my inside jacket pocket. in a jeans pocket it can slip out without u knowing as its so light, or it can get jacked easy.

that story was like a damn move ;)
 
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