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Things left behind

July 23, 2011
Marcy O’Brien , The Times Observer

In my old airline days it was our duty to search for items that passengers left behind. I don't know what the procedure is today, but back then the last thing a tired flight crew did before deplaning was complete a quick lost article check. We checked the overhead bins, the lavatories, the floor and the seats. We didn't search seatback pockets, but we naturally retrieved the paperbacks, rattles, and stuffed dinosaurs that were tucked in there. Gradually I learned to apply the same thoroughness to my layover hotel rooms, but not before leaving a few nightgowns hanging on the back of the bathroom doors.



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