Friday, 30 March 2018

Lost and [Not] Found

I lost my watch in an Amazon Fulfillment Center (FC).
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You guessed it, the probability of this happening is somewhere near zero. And since we have cameras everywhere in Amazon FCs; the supervisor suggested I go to security and ask them to pull up monitoring footage to find out where I lost my watch.
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- Security: let’s go back in time and draw the timeline of events.
- Me: *gave him full details*.
- Security: will pull up the tapes and watch!
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Half an hour later..
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- Me: so?
- Security: I believe you weren’t wearing your watch in the FC. It does not show up on camera.
- Me: why am I wearing white sleeves today? My watch is white too! It’s so hard to see it on camera this way!
- Security: I know! I guess you just didn’t have it on. Hotel maybe?
- Me: so, here is the thing. I know I had it for sure because my phone broke yesterday and I could check the time only on my watch. I honestly don’t care about the watch; but whenever I travel, my mom asks me to be 200% alert. I just wanna make sure that what I recalled is correct. That I was fully aware. That the events and timings are accurate. I don’t wanna think that I’ve failed my mom, or myself.
- Security: let’s watch the videos together. What time did you arrive here?
- Me: I badged in at the FC at 7:35 a.m.
- Security [checking records]: correct.
- Me: I went to the office to put my stuff then headed to the station. I was wearing my watch.
- Security [zooming in in in]: oh, there you go! I finally see the white watch!!
- Me: *victory dance*.
- Me: 8:30 we took a break and I left the station to go to the office.
- Security: correct.
- Me: on the way back, I was having a *very serious* argument [read: "friendly fight"] with a colleague. I tend to move my hands and probably roll up my sleeves in such cases!
- Security: oh there you go! #TheBodyLanguageThough #Haha
- Me: I didn’t go to the restroom or anything. After the break I headed back directly from the office to the station. It was 9:10 a.m. and I didn’t have my watch.
- Security: that’s correct.
- Me: thank you! I loved that watch, but I am ok now. I did not fail myself or my mom, and this is what matters. I guess we will never know what happened.
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The End.
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That’s it! There was a second in the video when I had the watch on, a couple of seconds later it was no longer on my wrist. And, literally, nothing happened in between those two points of time.
Magic? Welcome to Vegas.
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(1) Watching yourself doing work on camera is pretty cool [and embarrassing :)].
(2) Watching yourself arguing with someone on camera is pretty way cooler [and more embarrassing :)]. #TrueStory
(3) Paparazzi is real.
(4) Part of me is still in Vegas, quite literally. #WhatDisappearsInVegasStaysInVegas
(5) But, did I take it off and put it somewhere while I was having that argument? THAT didn’t show up on camera! Hmm.
(6) Karma is a bit*h.

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