The gloves I wrote about yesterday were an especially welcome present because I recently lost a pair of my gloves. I am a very responsible adult, but somewhere in that warm spell when I had them shoved in my pocket instead of protecting my hands, they fell out. I did not realize it until the weather turned cold again, and by then, I had traversed too many places to retrace my steps.
Even though I hold out no hope of finding them, I still instinctively look for them. And what I have found is that a lot of people lose gloves. Almost every parking lot or store entrance has one glove lying there or sitting on a ledge hoping to be reclaimed.
I wonder, if the chance of loss is so prevalent, why gloves don’t come with a natural place to write contact information so that they may be reunited with their owner. Why doesn’t every glove have a strip inside that could contain a phone number, so when one is found the store or Good Samaritan could easily place a call? This could apply to adults, as I can attest, as well as to children’s gloves and winter accessories.
It seems that lost gloves are a problem that everyone accepts instead of trying to solve. Do you have things in your organization that are like that — annoyances or issues that are “just the way it is”? Most times, like with gloves, there is a better way, if only someone would take a little time to implement it.
Try to be that someone today.
— beth triplett