Phone a friend

The Weekend Australian - Life - - STYLE - kthomp­son­stylist@ KEN THOMP­SON

Sev­eral weeks ago I was sit­ting on the park bench in Fitzroy Gar­dens at Syd­ney’s Kings Cross chat­ting to a friend, my trusty iPhone with all my worldly knowl­edge next to me.

While we were dis­tracted by a wo­man on our left, her ac­com­plice grabbed the phone and bolted.

It was at this point that a very sweet older lady in red cash­mere and a walk­ing frame alerted me to the theft. I man­aged to re­trieve the phone from the cul­prit a few streets away but it was only yes­ter­day that I fi­nally spot­ted the good Sa­mar­i­tan who wit­nessed the in­ci­dent. It was ter­rific to be able to thank her in per­son and hear how she at­tempted to steer her walker into the path of the thief.

I know this is meant to be a col­umn about style, but what could be more stylish than a warm and won­der­ful neigh­bour with a civil heart watch­ing out for those around her?

From a fashion as­pect, it was also a ter­rific ex­cuse to pur­chase the new Gucci iPhone cover as a cel­e­bra­tion for get­ting my phone back.

De­signer karma is very re­ward­ing.

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