from what you said hopetofinish it was the friend, not the owner of the phone, who made the comment. Perhaps the phone's owner was very relieved to get his phone back, his mate just thought he was being funny. I wouldn't let it get to you.
Biziliz, we're really welcoming here for people to join in and share their stoties... and I don't mean this to sound rude, ... but I hope you and TP are mates on other threads or IRL, because (personally) I must admit I would feel rather irked to be receiving advice from someone who doesn't know me only because they have a habit or lurking on an established thread. :-/ TP...
Nope, wouldn't know TP if she bit me on the arse. Her comment is on an open forum, therefore I can comment, and she can ignore it.
(personally) He might be flattered that she cares so much. Or he might think she's a bit OTT and do a runner.