There are two hard and fast rules on Bay Area public transportation: Any unidentified liquid is urine, and if you leave the vehicle without your high-priced electronics, you're not getting them back.
High-powered political consultant John Whitehurst can't do anything about the first rule -- we believe all liquids become urine on buses and trains via transubstantiation. But, astoundingly, after leaving his iPad on a BART train, Whitehurst was tracked down by a devoted do-gooder.
Since Whitehurst has essentially done away with his laptop and gone all-in on the iPad, rival political strategists and their clients are likely slapping their palms on the table at the thought of what goodies they could have unearthed from the Barnes Mosher Whitehurst Lauter principal's electronic brain. (Think about Robert E. Lee's "lost orders" finding their way to George McClellan -- except without uniforms. Or guns.).
"This restores my view of daily life and civility in San Francisco," said Whitehurst. "I've heard of many people having their iPad or iPhone stolen. I've never heard of one being returned -- let alone two weeks later."