Elevator Rule

FOUND by Melissa M; Museum District in Houston, TX

Some great tips contained herein: Etiquette is simply making people feel good – basic social comfort.
Elevator Rule: Don’t discuss meeting till out of the elevator and the building. (And Ms. Lelle, please don’t forget to remove your notepad from the building, either.)

Mystery Queen of the Dairy Queen

FOUND by Shenaka

Being a Polaroid taker and lover myself, I was thrilled to find this intriguing photograph lying on the sidewalk in front of the Dairy Queen of our town. Such a busy site on a hot summer night. I feel it was meant for me to find it. It is intriguing and so full of questions. What was the event? Who was the girl? Then, was it a beauty pageant!? Who made the wonderfully tacky decorations? It’s been one of my most treasured possessions for several years and started my continued search for the Found objects, particularly photos. They are preciously housed in an album I keep called “My Special People”. I love the fact I have no information about this item because it leaves my mind open to many possibilities.

Who Shot Tupac


FOUND by Tyler Lawrence in Colorado Springs, Colorado

I teach 9th and 10th graders; our day starts at 7:15am, and every Thursday of the week I meet at 6:00am with fellow teachers to develop curriculum. 6:00am comes early, but this particular day I wanted nothing more than to stay in bed with my wife–wake up to coffee and my daughter, Elsa. At 5:45am, I unlocked the school, turned off the alarm, and proceeded through the cafeteria towards “The Octagon,” where my classroom is located. The doors to The Octagon were locked, as they should have been, so again I fumble to find keys and unlock the threshold into academia, but something catches my eye: Not the bold exclamation warning students to keep their hydrogenated-oil-loaded food behind doors, but the important matter of “Who da fuck shot 2 pac?” It was going to be a good day after all.