I was in a panic over the weekend after leaving my sketchbook behind at a cofee shop across the valley. The first time I called to see if anyone had turned it in, I received a very prompt "No.", and that was that. Thankfully, I decided to call the next day and was overjoyed to hear "Is there like a picture of a wooden fence in it? And one page has like a grouchy bear.."
So the lesson learned today is that when your sketchbook comes with a pre-printed "If lost, please return to" page near the cover, do not scoff at it. Needless to say, I profously apologized to my little Moleskin book and promptly wrote in my name and phone number on both covers.
This is the proudest I have been of a sketchbook in quite sometime. The thought of it being gone really disappointed me, so I'm very happy someone did the right thing and turned it in.