After recently "cleaning" the house to find a pair of lost AirPods (let's be honest, it was more like tearing the house apart and putting it back together again), I get the increasing sense of urgency at finding lost tech, especially a phone, when it goes missing. It's not just the expense of a thing — although it is also that — it's also the time you put into finding it and the gnawing sense that you've gone and lost it for good this time.
There's usually a good explanation, of course. You set it down absentmindedly in an unusual spot. Or you tucked it away in an unusual spot quite intentionally to keep it safe and secure and then completely forgot the spot because it's unusual.
But on rare occasions, you'll actually get a good story out of it.