If this story had happened to someone else I never would’ve believed
it. I’m a principal of a school in Manor, Saskatchewan, Canada.
My days are busy and so are many of my nights.
One particular night I was finishing a speech to give for our graduating
seniors. I was in a hurry to get to the auditorium and ran out of my office
without closing the door. After the speech, I spent some time talking
to parents and congratulating students before going back to my office.
When I returned to my office, my ThinkPad was nowhere in sight. I couldn’t
imagine where it had gone. After asking several people in the hallway
and searching all around, I finally had to give up and head for home.
The next day, several people helped me look for my ThinkPad, but with
no luck. A week passed and I finally had to admit that my ThinkPad was
gone for good.
Time passed, in fact about eleven months of time to be exact. During
that period there were storms, rain, and of course lots of snow. All in
all we had about 4 feet of snow. Eventually, summer arrived and lots of
activities filled the school grounds.
One day, some students were playing baseball and made a discovery in
one of the bushes! There, wrapped in blue jeans was my ThinkPad. It was
covered in mud and some of the screws were rusted, but it looked fine!
The student turned the ThinkPad in to the office. I took it to our IT
person to have him check it out. When he plugged the power supply into
my ThinkPad it powered right up! Even more amazing, all of my data was
Thank you IBM.
Souris Moose Mountain School Division
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