It's one of the worst feelings in the world -- the moment you realize you and your cell phone has become separated. Quick, check your pockets. Check 'em again! WHERE IS IT? Retrace your steps... you sent a text just before you went into the supermarket... and then... did you leave it in the cereal aisle? AAAAAGH!!!
It's terrifying and frustrating. It costs Americans tens of millions of dollars a year. And it happens most often in coffee shops. That's according to a survey featured on SmartMoney.com. Here's the list:
The top 10 places for lost or stolen phones:
1. Coffee Shop
5. Apartment & condo
6. Grocery store
7. Gas station
8. Residential homes
9. Pharmacy or drug store
And if you live in Philadelphia or Seattle, you are apparently even more at risk of finding yourself doing the frantic cell phone self-patdown. Those are the top two cities for lost phones. Find out if your town made the top 10 at SmartMoney.com.