By Mandi Bierly
Updated June 29, 2010 at 04:30 PM EDT

I think I know the answer to that question, but I’m hoping someone will surprise me. This morning, I intended to take a bus 10 blocks in Manhattan because a) it’s hot and b) after an “team-building” exercise last night that involved two hours at a vodka bar, two hours in a private karaoke room, and two hours in my apartment after I got home waiting for the air conditioner to cool things off enough for me to fall asleep, I didn’t feel like walking. The bus was insanely crowded (perhaps because the MTA has recently done away with the two other lines I could have taken), so after four blocks, I decided I had to get off early. It wasn’t until the rear door closed that I realized there was no sound coming from my earphones. Somehow, as I was crushing past people to exit, I dropped the iPod that was in my hand and didn’t realize it. I tried banging on the door, but the bus was already pulling away. As futile as it seems, I just filed a lost and found claim. I want to give New York a chance to have a moment. Plus, I think it would be a great ending to the story if I had to prove that it’s my iPod by admitting that there are currently three Bon Jovi songs in the Top 25 Most Played list.