Come one, come all, come rummage through someone’s lost scarves! AUSA held their annual lost property sale last week and the hoards came flooding in. In the immortal words of Ariana Grande “I’ve loved and I’ve lost”, and I’m sure she was referencing all the items she lost in the middle of OGGB, like the various sunglasses with prescription lenses that seemingly get lost every year. Several members of the team went along in the spirit of Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! however what we found, was both slightly disappointing, but also slightly fantastic.
I purchased myself a macbook charger for $20. I should note I didn’t need one, but the last time I had to buy one it was like $140 new and I just don’t have the income to give to the corporate overload. Lachlan himself purchased an iPhone cable and a lime green phone bank – all worthy purchases. [Editor’s Note: And pragmatic too!] The tech station was where everyone was crowding – for 10am on a dreary and wet Tuesday morning, it was the party that never stopped popping.
There was a huge box filled with USB drives sitting on the middle of the table, and after rummaging through them, we decided to purchase two random ones and find out what was on them. Lachlan’s Bugs Bunny USB turned out to contain someone’s statistics assignment from 2016. Someone might have failed that paper. But that’s okay, because it’s a beautiful flash drive. My wooden USB turned out to have some engineer’s shit on it, I assume they lost their flash drive long before they lost their virginity. Ultimately, not a win.
Otherwise, we couldn’t get a great look at everything that was in the sale, because people were just crowding around the table trying to get access to the only EFTPOS machine AUSA had. We figured our journalististic needs were outweighed by the needs of the people to access cheap used calculators with scratchings all over the inside cover. Ultimately, if you’re in the market for someone’s old grotty sneakers, the various scarves and singular lavalava, or one of many lost umbrellas, then you were in luck. Although I highly recommend just finding an umbrella left behind in a lecture theatre and taking it with you like I did in my second year. Someone also seemed to have lost a broadband modem, which is a strange thing to lose on campus, but no stranger than the ‘genuine’ jewellery for sale.
In the spirit of the AUSA Lost Property Sale, we’ve made a playlist, now available on @craccum_mag’s spotify
It’s Raining Men – Geri Halliwell | Lost without you – Delta Goodrem | Sweater Weather – The Neighbourhood | My Calculator – Zowie | Lovefool – The Cardigans | Forgotten – Avril Lavigne | Umbrella – Rihanna | What Goes Around, Comes Around – Justin Timberlake | Material Girl – Madonna | You Found Me – The Fray |