Visted the ER last night to get the wife's high fever & joint pain sorted out. She's on Tamiflu and doing quite well now, thank you. Anyway, while the tests were taking place over the course of a few hours, I visited the restroom a couple of times. During the second visit, I noticed that someone had left a folding knife in there. I let the folks at the nurse's station know about it. No big deal, but why would someone do that? It was small enough to fit in a pocket and had a clip besides. For some reason, people feel the need to pull their knives (and sometimes guns) out and set them down in the bathroom. 1. Leave it where it belongs. If you don't need to take your gun/knife out of its carry location then don't. You can't leave a gun/knife somewhere if you never take it out in the first place. 2. If you have to take it out, don't set it down. You can't leave a gun/knife sitting somewhere if you don't set it down somewhere. 3. Think about how you're going to deal with situations where you must take your gun/knife out of its carry location so you don't end up with an AD/injury instead of just an embarrassing situation. For example, my carry holster is set up so I can remove it from my belt with the gun still holstered. It has strong loops and one way snaps so it's very secure on the belt but can still be removed and replaced without reholstering the gun, if necessary. 4. Pay attention. If you're in the habit of taking stuff out and laying it down, get in the habit of doing a quick sweep before you step out of the stall/bathroom. My wife found a woman's diamond ring on the sink of a bathroom some years ago. Maybe Lost & Found got it back to the original owner, maybe not--but frankly, losing a ring doesn't have quite the same negative potential as leaving a gun in a restroom. This case worked out ok, although the nurse who retrieved the knife was quite startled when he pushed on the "flipper" and the blade snapped into position. Fortunately he was holding it so that he was not injured and he didn't drop the knife when he started. I kind of doubt that the owner will get his/her knife back though.