Disappearing items. I'm blaming it on a donkey,

@thea09 (18279)
Greece
August 31, 2009 7:52am CST
For those things that just keep on disappearing. I can't recollect how many times I buy new clothes pegs but still whenever I hang the washing out there never seems to be enough. I blame the donkeys for snacking in the night, wandering round uninvited and then leaning over the lower balcony and eating my pegs. Goodness knows what it does to their digestive system. What do you blame your disappearing items on?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36493)
• United States
1 Sep 09
Can't blame anyone but myself, lol. I put things up & can't remember where i put them.I don't have any donkeys running around.
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@thea09 (18279)
• Greece
1 Sep 09
Aunty, you haven't got donkeys
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@ANTIQUELADY (36493)
• United States
1 Sep 09
No, thank heavens i don't. All i have is a dog. There are no animals running around here at all but dogs & cats & u aren't suppose to let your dog out at all unless it's on a leash. I see very few cats either.
@thea09 (18279)
• Greece
2 Sep 09
Cats are a total nuisance all round here Aunty. If they aren't lying squashed on the road likey to mess up ones tires they are hovering round the communal bins, well away from my house I hasten to add with relief. They are also disliked by taverna owners who try to shoo them away only to be encouraged back by English tourists who think the Greeks are cruel to cats.
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@stvasile (7313)
• Romania
1 Sep 09
My things rarely disappear, but they do get placed elsewhere... My older sister has this moron and rude habit of "cleaning up" and putting stuff she doesn't care about somewhere out of her sight. That's not so bad, but she never seems to care about telling the rest of the world where she puts everything... So I find myself looking for my stuff where they are supposed to be, and where I know them to be, and I can't find them any more... And that happens to me almost daily.
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@thea09 (18279)
• Greece
1 Sep 09
Hello stvasile, it's good to see you back again. Now what as a man you refer to as your sisters moronic and rude habit is actually known to us women as tidying up, a little thing which men seem genetically incapable of understanding, so on this instance my full sympathy lies with your sister who no doubt has to tidy up after you on an almost daily basis.
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@stvasile (7313)
• Romania
1 Sep 09
It's not that I don't understand cleaning up, what I don't understand is why everything must disappear from the house to some unknown corners where nobody knows they are... Most of the time when I ask where she put my stuff, she doesn't even know about it... It's the ultimate obedience to the advice Gandalf gives to Frodo in The Fellowship of the Ring: "Keep it secret, keep it safe!". And how can something be more safe than when absolutely nobody knows where it is? (Not even the person that put it there)
@thea09 (18279)
• Greece
1 Sep 09
I think your sister only pretends to not know where it is in a cunning ploy to make you tidy up after yourself and keep your own things in your own dark corner.
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@James72 (26833)
• Australia
1 Sep 09
I never considered that a donkey could be responsible for our own disappearances at home? Maybe it's a camel? lol. Personally I think it's a vortex from a parallel universe. Somewhere in another galaxy is a planet made up entirely of socks, pegs and clothes hangers!
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@thea09 (18279)
• Greece
1 Sep 09
Hi James, you have camels? Can't say I know much about their eating habits but they do tend to chew a lot. I'm sticking with the donkey theory anyway as can't quite figure how the socks and pegs could transport themselves to this alternate galaxy of yours - no it could make sense when you put those 3 items together, a row of little creatures on assembly line, peg sock, fold sock, hang sock. Wonder what they do for fun
• United States
1 Sep 09
Of COURSE its the donkeys - you know what they're like! I was quite happily eating a sandwich once, in Beaulieu (place in England where a hungry donkey lives) and I was, I tell you, MUGGED by a donkey...stuck its snout right in my face and demanded my sandwich. Bloody cheek. Of course the funniest thing about that day was really that my friend arrived to walk with me, planning to walk the dogs. She got out of the car, looked around, and said 'Oh. I forgot the dogs!' Poor girl. It seems donkeys take lost minds too!
@thea09 (18279)
• Greece
1 Sep 09
Hi EnglishTeaDuck, can I just call you Duck please, it's really a bit of a mouthful. Indeed donkeys have a lot to answer for the world over it seems and they really don't have any manners so I can well imagine you being mugged. I only seem to get donkey visits after midnight which makes me wonder when they actully sleep as they are working hard during winter months carrying sacks of olives around, when it gets too much for them the old ladies carry the donkeys, sometimes with hubby on the top of the donkey too.
@Capsicum (1444)
• United States
31 Aug 09
We have not had that problem since my daughter moved out .But am very in tune with different types of laundry problemssome days I feel its all I do.I love to hang laundry out and its great outside today. My problem is hiding my panties ,with neighbors so close
@thea09 (18279)
• Greece
31 Aug 09
Hi capsi, so your neighbours are presenting more of a problem with your laundry habit than your donkies. I well suspected that this may be the case in other countries and am suprised as yet not to have heard the word goat mentioned. You digress I believe from the subject of disappearing items but that presents no problem at all as you may talk about whatever you choose, but you do realise that until now your problems with panties were strictly between you and your neighbours and you have now presented this issue to the full attention of Mylotters
@Capsicum (1444)
• United States
31 Aug 09
Your to much ! Donkey's ,Goats and Panties. That's why I want to move out to the boonies .The problem actually started with the hot tub ,to much fur in the filter to tend to to have these pets. Oh and how could I forget the morning glory's Well if you ever feel like a story ,I got one .Its not a loving relation with the neighbors , the wife has no idea what he watched quietly one late night. Enough said,or I will just change the subject upside down.
@thea09 (18279)
• Greece
31 Aug 09
Well you've sort of bewildered me a bit there Capsi, you've not by any chance seen some of my hidden responses have you and caught the bug? So first off what on earth are the boonies and why do you want to live in such a place, I had to check again as thought you'd gone Australian on me. And you're also keeping your pets in the hot tub. It's all sounding stranger by the minute
• India
31 Aug 09
I Just Cannot Comment on this As My Activity Is Very Much Limited At The Backyard .. But I Am Sure We Don't Have donkeys In Our Area Straying Around .. How Is the Earning Going to Be this Month .. 10$ 20$ .. No Cash out .. The Last option Refers To me ..
@thea09 (18279)
• Greece
31 Aug 09
Hi Prash, best not to comment on earnings at all as subject to deletion. Now you don't need to be in possession of wandering donkeys to have things disappear on you and don't say nothing ever disappears. It doesn't even have to disappear from your back yard to be relevant to the fact it disappears. I will just have to assume you belong in the lost sock category.
• India
31 Aug 09
Hey .. Thea .. I did Accept A Better Response From .. Am I Joking .. I Guess I Am ..
• India
31 Aug 09
I Do Agree I have Lost A Couple Of things But I Don't know About Them Disappearing From the Backyard Though .. I Am Very Careful And This I Think Makes Me loose more things Without my Knowledge .. Whenever I used To travel By Public Transport A Couple Of Years Back .. I Used to Be Really aware Of things around Me and Suddenly After A While The Thing that I Was Concentrating On Is Not With Me Anymore .. It's Gone .. Now I Keep things In My Car And I Find The Things Again After A Month Or So ..
@akuler (3539)
• Malaysia
31 Aug 09
Hi thea, Emmmmc... it is strange that the donkey ate the pegs. Do they eat the woods or plastics? But, they must be very hungry to eat that kind of stuffs. You have to buy them some foods. We don't have donkey to blame here but we always finger it to the dogs if our shoes or slipper gone. They love to play with that things. They didn't eat it but just playing with it. Just wonder why my money always missing from my wallet
@thea09 (18279)
• Greece
31 Aug 09
Hi akuler, I find that the plastic ones disappear with more regularity than the wooden ones, wonder if it's because of the nice shiny colours or the taste. Donkeys don't need to eat bought food, there are plenty of olive branches and large weeds to munch through. So you have disappearing shoes and slippers and blame it on the dogs. Are they your dogs or someone elses. Personally I have a fear of dogs so don't encourage them to play with my shoes. Perhaps your money is sitting in a bank account rather than in your wallet, better off all round in there then you aren't tempted to spend it. I've seen through you on football, you don't want your own box do you. Don't be a coward now, do you really want it known that Mys has a higher reputation than you in football.
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@akuler (3539)
• Malaysia
31 Aug 09
OMG ... I forgot it. Too many discussion have to follow up. I will be there soon.
@thea09 (18279)
• Greece
31 Aug 09
Well I very much hope so, the question was raised explicitly with you in mind as your ranking within a certain interest section must be protected at all costs, a little suprise for you as promised yesterday.
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@PeacefulWmn9 (10425)
• United States
2 Sep 09
Since I have no donkey, I blame my disappearing clothes pins on them breaking and being thrown away, or on the fact that I use them for many other things lol. I am quite sure though, that the dryer eats socks lol.
@thea09 (18279)
• Greece
2 Sep 09
Hi Peaceful, we'e going to have to disagree on the dryer theory I'm afraid as socks disappear frequently here but I don't have a dryer due to the heat, so I'm sticking to my theory of the washing machine on that one. Clothes pegs breaking and being thrown away doesn't sound as evocative as a donkey, perhaps I could send one of this lot round to call, they are actually useful for licking red mud from cars if you happen to suffer from that little affliction.
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• United States
3 Sep 09
Hmm, do they sell donkeys on Ebay??
@thea09 (18279)
• Greece
5 Sep 09
I've no idea Karen but I would imagine that the postal costs could be a tad high.
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• United States
31 Aug 09
house leprechauns. the same damn ones who eat all the food,leave a stack of dishes,and throw towels on the floor.it's amazing..nobody in the house sees the mess they make but me..
@thea09 (18279)
• Greece
31 Aug 09
Hi scarlet woman, seems you've renamed those slobs of yours and promoted them to house leprechauns now. I preferred the slobs myself but that's just my personal taste, you call them what you want as you have to live with them. So really in your case apart from the food it's more of a stacking up act than an acutual disappearing act. I bet they ask you too constantly where they left it
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• United States
1 Sep 09
yup,leprechauns are slobs. that's why no one can ever find that pot of gold.it's buried under crap. yea,i get the "where did i?" questions.. well,start cleaning and maybe you'll find it..LOL
@thea09 (18279)
• Greece
3 Sep 09
Now scarlet_woman, I have to say your latest comment left me a bit speechless, with laughter of course, but I couldn't come up with a good response, which rarely happens. So I shall just say make sure you make those slobs of yours look through their own crap
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@KMPierce (165)
• United States
31 Aug 09
That is too funny!! It's so frustrating when things disappear like that.... what's even worse is when you go buy more and then you find it, but it's not where you left it. I have that problem with bands and clips for my hair. I blame it on house bugs that you can't see... like ants. I know there hiding in my house and take my stuff when I'm asleep-- I just know it. haha!
@KMPierce (165)
• United States
31 Aug 09
Yes those crazy ants there has to be thousands of them! I don't blame you for not wanting to look for your lost items that would be pretty gross.
@thea09 (18279)
• Greece
31 Aug 09
@Hatley (132862)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Sep 09
hi thea well now the disappearing socks are being taken by small 'invisable to us aliens from sock world who have to find and bring back a certain number of socks each day and they have to be just laundered and nice and clean, then they make sock puppets of them for their little Alien kids.well 'how else would so many disappear never to be found.
• United States
1 Sep 09
Wow....one of the great mysteries of life, solved, just like that! Please, allow me to worship you, wise one...!
@thea09 (18279)
• Greece
1 Sep 09
Hi Hatley, I'm genuinely suprised that socks haven't featured here more, I really thought they'd be top of the list, nice theory by the way, a little sock world all of it's own. They do disappear though don't they, my theory always was that the washing machine eats them and then eventually the pipes clog up so the washing machine breaks down due to infestation of socks.
1 Sep 09
Well I've never been called a donkey before, maybe an a$s but never a donkey . Actually just thought with all these comments rumours may spread I put all those disappearing items down to the gremlins which live down the back of the sofa. No matter what has disappeared, be it keys, socks, money and pens those nasty little gremlins always store their bounty in the same place.
@horsesrule (1884)
• United States
1 Sep 09
I live with five other people and three animals so there is always someone to blame things for disappearing on. And generally, it really is the kids or the dog that disappeared it! LOL
@thea09 (18279)
• Greece
1 Sep 09
Hi horserule, you've certainly got a lot of choice to pass to blame your 'disappeared' things on and I suppose anything edible could be blamed on either animal or human, and it it's not edible none of them are ever going to admit to where they put it. As there's only two of us we invariably blame the other person, or the wandering donkeys of course.
@ShepherdSpy (8565)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
31 Aug 09
Donkey - As Innocent as they appear?
I think I got a photo of the Culprit
@thea09 (18279)
• Greece
31 Aug 09
Hi shepherdspy, I just tried to leave a witty comment on your donkey picture but mylot wouldn't let me, apparently we don't know each other well enough. Still it does show a remarkable resemblance to the culprit except I's hazard a guess that yours has bigger ears and lacks a covering of olive branches, rather obligatory around here.
@dawnald (84122)
• Shingle Springs, California
31 Aug 09
I can't say as I can blame anything on donkeys! My bad memory, my husband, my children, my mother-in-law and occasionally the cats. Those are the usual causes of missing things at my place!
@thea09 (18279)
• Greece
1 Sep 09
Hi dawnald, very succint and see you like to pass the blame around. I was just saying to my son that whenever he loses anything it seems to be my fault which is completely unjustified, whereas when I blame him it is justified but I never seem to find things again. I did find a bar of soap in the fridge last week but I let him off as he had more than reasonable explanation.
• United States
31 Aug 09
I only blame my own absentmindedness. My memory isn't what it use to be. Plus with the change of the home here tends to make things a bit crazy to try and find. I don't blame anyone but myself when I can't find something. I just keep looking or try to think where I had it last and go from there. If I don't find it, oh well, on to the next...lol
@thea09 (18279)
• Greece
31 Aug 09
Hello again Youreyes, it's been several weeks I believe since we last chatted, hope your computer problems are in the past now, myself I had a pink screen to contend with yesterday and just hoping it does not return. Well blaming yourself when you can't find things is the most logical approach, I tend to blame my son for not putting things back where they belong. Last week I found he'd put a brand new bar of yogurt soap in the fridge whilst trying to be helpful as he knows that's where the yogurt is kept.