What's the best way to find something you've lost?
June 2, 2016 11:21am CST
If you look in my kitchen drawers you may be amazed at the number of bottle openers I've got. Try the glory hole that calls itself the 'utility room' and there are more unopened bottles and tins of shoe polish than would be needed by a well shod and enthusiastically hygienic centipede. Why so many? Because I learned a long time ago that the best way to find something is always to buy a replacement. The lost item will then appear like magic - sooner or later. I'm off on holiday on Sunday and we couldn't find the battery charger for my camera. I suspect that since we couldn't find the spare battery either, they're probably off somewhere having fun together. With my luck, probably in a hotel room from last year's holiday. So I've rebought a charger - a nice one, cheap too - that will simultaneously charge two batteries - and I've bought not one but TWO replacement batteries because my husband thinks the Nikon batteries are programmed to turn themselves off when they reach a certain age. Now it's just a race to see whether I lose them before I find their predecessors.
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• Momence, Illinois
2 Jun 16
My husband can lose something he had in his hand just a moment ago. He lays it down while thinking about something else and then he can't find it. If I didn't know him better I would start worrying about dementia or something but he has done this for the 33 years we have been together lol. He spends an incredible amount of time just simply looking for something.
2 Jun 16
When you replace the item it is possible to find the original item instantly, often right where you decide the new home will be for the new item you just purchased. Why didn't you look there before? The answer is simple - because you wished to purchase the new item.