'Thanks to the Cabbie who stopped me being such a loser' blog discussion

edited 20 October 2009 at 9:39AM in Martin's Blogs & Appearances & MoneySavingExpert in the News
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  • arisaris Forumite
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    It may seem a bit geeky, but I find that a mobile phone belt pouch is a great way to keep the mobile easily accessible, and once you get into the habit of using it, you never lose your phone.
  • ErrataErrata Forumite
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    Hope you paid for the cabbie's diesel or asked him which charity he would like you to send a large donation to.
    .................:)....I'm smiling because I have no idea what's going on ...:)
  • Bogof_BabeBogof_Babe Forumite
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    You need a manbag Martin. You'd be less likely to lose that. Oh and btw it is not necessary to have a mobile phone glued to one's hand at all times - although come to think of it that might have prevented the loss! :rotfl:
    :D I haven't bogged off yet, and I ain't no babe :D

  • sdooleysdooley Forumite
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    Talking of not being a loser to a cabbie, in Stockport we have some cabbies with yellow smiley 'acid' faces on their cab windows - means they don't charge you extra for going out of area - can save you a third on a cab fare if you ever come up North Martin.... maybe half the cabbies that go from the train station do this.
  • MSE_MartinMSE_Martin MoneySaving Expert
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    Errata wrote: »
    Hope you paid for the cabbie's diesel or asked him which charity he would like you to send a large donation to.

    Don't worry we sent a bike to get it and I sent him some champagne to say thank you.
    Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert.
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  • MothballsWalletMothballsWallet Forumite
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    I've registered my phone one of those cheap tracking services, so I can find mine if I lose it again. Also, I keep my phone in my jacket pocket, which is deep and has a zip fastener on it.
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?

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  • Martin, get yourself on Twitter, for two reasons: One, we'll all love to hear from you more throughout your day, and Two, you'll start paying much more attention to where your phone is in order to make your next tweet, and be less likely to leave it behind.
  • Erm? I presume the cabbie didn't drop you home after your night out Martin, otherwise he'd know where you live & return it to you there, surely?
  • BobbinAlongBobbinAlong Forumite
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    Having lost my do-everything phone from my pocket on holiday, I've put a memory stick neck cord on the next one so when it is in my pocket the cord can be doubled through a belt loop and the phone's tied on. The cord has a quick release clip in the middle too for when you don't need it on the phone.
  • What a nice cabbie....its reassuring to know there are still decent people in the world :D
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