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OK, I think I’ve done it.  Let’s see if this works.  And why are there no titles coming up?  This is a professional operation we’re running here! I hope this works.

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A Solution Worth Remebering

As technology continues to evolve, improve, progress, or whatever adjective you care to use to describe it, many unintended problems arise that may not sound awful, but really are.  As land lines become more and more scarce, so do the opportunities to call your cell phone when you can’t find it.  If you are home alone, or with people too young to have cell phones, losing your cell phone right before leaving the house can be frustrating.  With nothing to call your phone, you are at the mercy of luck, or your ability to retrace your steps, to recover the phone.  Luckily, I have solved this problem.  The only tool required is a computer an internet connection.

Ok, do a search for “Amazon contact” and you will be routed to the customer service page.  You have to act like you have a problem with a recent purchase (like maybe your copy of American Bread: Chronic Lyme Disease and the Tao of the Open Road by Nick Vittas, available by clicking throughout the link on the right). So it will ask you how you would like to be contacted: email, phone or chat.  Amazon does not have a 1-800 number, they ask you to enter your number, they call you, then put you through to an operator.  When you can’t find your phone, go to this site, fill out the required fields, have customer service call you, and voila, your phone is located.

This is not a self-serving post or a cheap attempt at getting anyone to click through the link on the right, because no one is buying anything (but by all means, definitely do so when making ANY purchase on Amazon.com) .  I just thought I would pass along a modern solution to a modern problem.