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And the dunce award goes to: Roxy!

Thank you. Thank you. It's not often that I win an award like this, but today, I truly think I earned it.

I never lose things. I'm not all freakishly neat and organized or anything (in fact, quite the opposite), but I do have very specific places that I put stuff I use all the time. Car keys get hung on the hook on the side of my kitchen cabinet, for example, and my sunglasses go on the dining room sideboard. Well it was a mega sunny day today, so naturally I went to grab my sunglasses before I headed out. Hmm. That's odd. They're not where I always put them.

These are prescription sunglasses, so I make sure to put them in their case to prevent my giant crazy cat from eating them (had to buy a new lens for my regular glasses a month after I got them last year thanks to his pointy teeth). And since he can't get at them, he's quite fond of knocking the case on the floor. I often find it under the sideboard or under the dining room table. Not today. I searched everywhere in the house and in our cars. They were nowhere to be found.

I'd just about given up hope, thinking I'd somehow dropped them somewhere when we were out. Then I saw my cowboy hat sitting on the dining room sideboard and it all came back to me... I'd put them under the hat so the cat wouldn't knock them onto the floor. That alone could qualify me for a dunce award, but it gets better. When I did that, I had this exact thought: "This is probably a bad idea because I'm totally going to forget they're under there."



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Apr. 27th, 2009 12:08 am (UTC)

Apr. 29th, 2009 03:24 am (UTC)
*takes bow*
Apr. 27th, 2009 02:46 am (UTC)
cheer up!
Apr. 27th, 2009 08:04 am (UTC)
That's okay, it's better than looking for the sunglasses that are on your head! Or for something that's in your other hand! I've been guilty of both! :0
Apr. 27th, 2009 12:43 pm (UTC)

LOL. I do this kinda stuff all the time. I once spent at least 20 minutes searching for my keys and the whole time they were in my hand. D'oh!!

I also put things in safe places and forget where the safe place is. Damn, that reminds me, I need to go look for that that gadget I stuck in a safe place...
Apr. 29th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
yeah, the old "safe place" idea is precisely why I'd put my glasses under the hat. It always backfires!
Apr. 29th, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
Or for something that's in your other hand!

And you weren't on any hallucinogens at the time? Okay then, you win a dunce award.
Apr. 27th, 2009 03:00 pm (UTC)
Dude, try working night shifts. You won't be able to find your own arse with both hands!

At least your keys were inside. Cat came home the other day and left her house keys (with car keys attached) on the bin outside our back door overnight. She's also left them hanging out of the padlock on our garage door while we went out...and she doesn't even have the excuse of working a revolving shift pattern...
Apr. 28th, 2009 06:54 am (UTC)
Dude, try working night shifts. You won't be able to find your own arse with both hands!
I hear you. I've forgotten entire conversations due to sleep deprivation before, been reduced to listing about disoriented after only getting a couple hours' sleep in as many days, all sorts of crazy stuff.
Apr. 29th, 2009 03:32 am (UTC)
Hee. I have left keys in the garage door before, but they were garage door keys, not house or car keys thankfully.
Apr. 29th, 2009 06:40 pm (UTC)
Heh. It's a good job she drives a semi-auto and any little scrote-bags trying to steal it wouldn't have a clue how it works!
Apr. 28th, 2009 06:43 am (UTC)
I've had those moments. Wandering around going "Where the hell did I put that?" happens quite often. Especially since this place is so damned cluttered... things sometimes disappear under piles of other things.

What's really embarassing is if I get to the end of a work shift and realize I'd forgotten to put something away when I find it in my pocket as I'm changing. Then I have to hand it over to my relief with a big "Whoops!"
Apr. 29th, 2009 03:59 am (UTC)
Ah yes - the clutter. it's so not helpful when trying to find things.
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