Now where did I put it? Check your mind's eye
I was sitting in a hotel lobby when a woman came rushing in. She was in full panic mode. "My phone. My phone." It wasn't clear whether she thought she had lost it, or thought it had been stolen.
She ran over to where I was sitting. "Was there a phone left here? Was there a phone left here?" I began to feel like a suspect as I told her I had been there only a minute and I didn't see anything on the table or the chairs.
The situation was resolved when a very polite employee came over from reception with the phone in his hand.