It’s sad that the items we hate to lose are the ones that we lose most often. But it appears that the reason why we’re so sad about losing them is not because we value our smartphones and laptops particularly in themselves, but because we will miss the data that’s stored on them.
Technology exists today to enable people to backup their digital content and protect themselves against this sort of loss. As awareness grows, the frustration associated with this sort of loss could be diminished.
In the meantime, Friday and Saturday early evenings in December will remain hotspots for loss and both businesses and individuals should be wary at these times to make sure they avoid the heartbreak that loss can bring.