He'd lose his head if it wasn't screwed on

@GreenMoo (11842)
May 18, 2008 3:37am CST
This is my partner that I'm talking about. I've just spent 10 minutes going through all his pockets looking for his keys AGAIN. And guess what? They were in the coat he was wearing yesterday. I swear the man would lose his head if it wasn't attached to his body. Do you know anyone like this? Do you find it as frustrating as I do?
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@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
18 May 08
This sounds like the "other" roommmate who would also lose her head if it wasn't screwed on. And she refuses to try and get in a habit of hanging her keys by the door or always putting her stuff in the same place.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
21 May 08
And does she rope you into looking for things when she loses them? It doesn't normally take me long, just retrace his steps. Why he can't do it himself is beyond me.
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@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
21 May 08
Heck, she can't remember her steps to retrace them. I did find her keys once, they had fallen behind and between some stuff in the media (never finished unpacking stuff.) She's thinking she may have accidently thrown her wallet away! How is that to live?
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@GreenMoo (11842)
21 May 08
How's this for a story then .... The day before we were due to go on a caravaning holiday I had to borrow a metal detector to find the caravan key in the grass after he dropped it then trod it into the mud
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
21 May 08
Oh yes, it happened to me many times already that's why I always double and even triple check my stuffs. There are also lots of saying here in my place that that best describes that behavior, like "if that's only a snake then it could've killed you already" or "use your eyes in searching and not your mouth." I guess there are moments where our mind get preoccupied of many things, that we even end up lost or absent-minded for a while.
@GreenMoo (11842)
25 May 08
I love that saying about using your eyes not your mouth for searching. I often think my OH would have more joy looking for things if he did less stomping and moaning and more looking!
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21 May 08
LOL Much as I love my partner, he really is scatterbrained too. He is always saying *I can't find .....* only for me to point out that what he is looking for is usually right under his nose. He will put his wallet on the coffee table and a moment later claim he's lost it. I do get quite frustrated sometimes as he makes such a big deal about it all, yet doesn't make the effort to even try to look for things.
@GreenMoo (11842)
23 May 08
I read something once about how the male and female brains have developed differently. Apparantly men's brains are good at scanning the horizon and seeking distant objects (hunting) whilst women's are better at finding things close up (foraging, gathering nuts etc). So, women can find the butter in the fridge, but men look straight past it!! I don't know if it's true or not, but when my partner can't find the butter and it's in front of his nose it makes me feel better to think that he's perhaps scanning the horizon for predators instead
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
19 May 08
Yes, I do know of a few people like this but I try to do deep breathing while they are looking for the lost items.. It is so frustrating, I grew up living by the old adage, "A place for everything and everything in its place".. It is a lot less frustrating that way..
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@GreenMoo (11842)
23 May 08
And it is such a good piece of advice! My keys and purse live in my handbag, and my handbag has it's own spot too. So I always know where to find those things. If my partner could only pick a spot for his keys and wallet and stick to it too, it would save endless hours of him stomping around and me turning all his pockets inside out!