I agree! I feel bad about losing my phone. It was my best yet bought with hard-earned savings.
But for me, it's not just about losing a phone that bothers me. It's the fact that I was victimized. That it happened to me. That a stranger dug deep into my pockets without my noticing! It's about feeling violated. Traumatizing, really!
I'm fortunate that my contacts are still in the Internet. Photos have been backed-up there aren't any mushy messages to save anyway. Good thing phones are easily replaceable nowadays, though it'll take time to save up for a new one.
At the end of the day, I feel blessed that I wasn't harmed.
This experience makes me think of Juan's desperation. I take comfort in hoping that money earned from my phone goes to a good cause: providing a basic meal for a family that can't afford to eat three times a day, caring for a sick loved one or for the children's education. Hopefully.
It also raises a few questions:
Some food for thought.