Today I received an email at work sent to the entire department:
Yesterday i lost a silver watch with multicolored jewels on it at the *building name removed* or around the outside of the building walking to the street. if anyone has seen it i would like it back. ”
Is this how you ask? No “please” or “Thank you?” How about “if anyone has seen it I’d be grateful if you could let me know.” If I had found it I would be scared she was going to accuse me of something!