So, there I was, after my Coker taco’ing incedent the other day, racing home to put up the video I was lucky to capture.
Got home, (7 minute drive) and was looking through the ol’ station wagon for the camera.
My heart sunk
I was carrying the camera, during my ride, with the chest strap of the camelback going through the belt loop of the camera case (for waist-side carrying). I remembered that the ground was super muddy by the car, and in order for my to get my camelback off, I had to remove the camera…BY SETTING IT ON TOP OF THE CAR
I hopped in the car, and took off back down the road, already counting the camera as gone. Funny thing, the thought of losing the camera did not really bother me too much (as I break or lose stuff all the time, and I’d eventually get one to replace it) but I was so heart broken that the clip was gone forever, or some jerk was watching it at his house.
I counted the camera as gone, and with no personal information in the case, had low hopes. (I think more people would return the camera than keep it…so I’ve put personal info in my case now, and recommend to everyone to do it)
My only chance was that it was still morning on a not too great day. I figured the chances of someone grabbing it were low, but the chance of backing over it, or it sitting in a mud puddle for 25 mins were great.
I could see the turnoff to the park up ahead. I could also see something on the road. Cars were swerving to miss it, either by driving over it between their wheels, or driving around it.
There was my digital camera, in the case, in the middle of the lane of traffic, on a pretty busy road (a heavily trucked road, I may add)
The camera had flown off the top of my car as I accelerated and turned left onto this busy road. How busy? When I pulled my car over, and got out, I had to let 5 cars drive by before I could run out and swoop it up.
Although, I sure wish I had a new camera, and finding this one doesn’t help me out any in that field.
Note: Don’t put anything on top of your car, especially if it’s $700 worth of stuff :o