Senior Moment # 4,119 for The Horse

@TheHorse (165980)
Walnut Creek, California
November 23, 2022 10:47am CST
I had bought a new bottle of wine on my shopping expedition the other day. It was early evening. Or was it early morning? I can't be sure. I was "Jonesing" for a nice glass of Pinot Grigio and couldn't find my corkscrew. I got everything put away, and then continued to search for my corkscrew. I always keep it, and my can opener, in the same place, by my toaster. After five minutes of searching in futility, I put on my Sherlock Horse hat and went to my thinking chair. I took a whiff of cocaine, closed my eyes, and thought of what I had been doing when the corkscrew had disappeared. I was putting my groceries away. Could I have placed the corkscrew in my cupboard, freezer, or refrigerator? I found it in the refrigerator, next to the eggs I had just put in there. Have you ever done anything silly like this? Do you think I am ready for "the home"?
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@Fleura (23101)
• United Kingdom
23 Nov
@MALUSE If it's any consolation to you I just had to look up 'Jonesing'. Definitely a term I never heard before.
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@TheHorse (165980)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Nov
I learned it from hanging out with relative ruffians in my younger days.
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@TheHorse (165980)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Nov
@lovebuglena Well, you do now! Context is our friend.
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@lovebuglena (38109)
• Staten Island, New York
23 Nov
I have no idea what jonesing is.
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@MALUSE (69645)
• Germany
23 Nov
"Have you ever done anything silly like this?" --- Who hasn't?
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@TheHorse (165980)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Nov
We'll find out.
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@MALUSE (69645)
• Germany
23 Nov
@TheHorse How will you find this out? Will you ask *all* myLot members?
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@TheHorse (165980)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Nov
@MALUSE No, just a random sample. Remember that some people are "perfect." like Donald Trump.
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@much2say (49057)
• Los Angeles, California
23 Nov
You chilled the corkscrew, but how about the Pinot Grigio ? I recall leaving my keys in the garage fridge once .
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@TheHorse (165980)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Nov
I did NOT put the Pinot Grigio in the oven. Then I'll KNOW it's time.
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@kaylachan (39626)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
23 Nov
I don't think you need a home just yet, but I've had things seemingly disappear on me only to reappear much later. Still can't find that glucose meter, but I replaced it, so... hopefully it'll mysteriously reappear.
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@kaylachan (39626)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
23 Nov
@TheHorse I am sure that's happened before, sure.
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@TheHorse (165980)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Nov
If I buy a new good pair of scissors to replace the ones I put in a particular place so I wouldn't lose them, then I'm sure the originals will show up.
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@lovebuglena (38109)
• Staten Island, New York
23 Nov
Sometimes things reappear after we stop looking for them.
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@RasmaSandra (59556)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 Nov
You are definitely not ready for any home. I sometimes misplace things or forget what I was looking for when I am thinking about other things. Glad you found it. made me laugh because the song Margaritaville came to mind, and when he sang looking for my lost shaker of salt. Happens to all of us and the best thing always is when the object is found.
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@RasmaSandra (59556)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 Nov
@TheHorse I keep a salt shaker on my table in my workroom because I eat while I am online. My cats took care of that they knocked the salt shaker off the table along with lots of papers and different things and I still have to find it
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@TheHorse (165980)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 Nov
@RasmaSandra Are the cats in cahoots with your house gremlins?
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@TheHorse (165980)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Nov
Speaking of which, even though I don't drink margaritas, I lose both my salt and pepper often. I guess I'm wasting away in old-timerville.
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@lovebuglena (38109)
• Staten Island, New York
23 Nov
My dad couldn't find his wallet once. I found it in the freezer. I bet those dollar bills were really crisp. Have you ever tried looking for something that was actually right in front of you but you didn't notice it? I have. Once I was looking for my keys and couldn't find them. I was getting frustrated. Thing is, I was actually holding the damn keys in my hand.
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@TheHorse (165980)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Nov
I may have looked for my glasses when I was wearing them. Sigh.
@TheHorse (165980)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Nov
@lovebuglena I wonder if I have done that.
@lovebuglena (38109)
• Staten Island, New York
23 Nov
@TheHorse Who hasn't done that? Though some people look for them when they have the glasses on their head instead of on their face.
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@DWDavis (20696)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
24 Nov
There has been a time or two when I have put things in the fridge by mistake.
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@TheHorse (165980)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Nov
Thanks. I feel less...alone. Now that I have a cell phone, I can use that if I leave my regular phone in the fridge.
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@marlina (152752)
• Canada
27 Nov
Not quite ready yet~
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@TheHorse (165980)
• Walnut Creek, California
27 Nov
Almost?
@wolfgirl569 (64937)
• Marion, Ohio
24 Nov
Not ready for a home yet. I do those things too.
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@TheHorse (165980)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Nov
I am (secretly) glad to hear that.
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@Fleura (23101)
• United Kingdom
23 Nov
Of course I have. Yesterday I looked everywhere for my coffee mug. Eventually I found it in the microwave, where I had put it myself a little while before to reheat my half-drunk coffee - but then I couldn't get it out because Little One's hamster came out to play and I had him in my hands, and then friends came to the door, and after all that I forgot all about it!
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@TheHorse (165980)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Nov
Heh. Good one.
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@noni1959 (9237)
• United States
25 Nov
The other day I was trying to find my housekeys. Usually, they go in my purse soon as I walk in but they weren't there. I found them inside my cupboard where I put the pantry items I had purchased. It made me blink a bit since about a week ago, I lost them and after an hour, found them in my coat jacket. I've never lost keys before.
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@TheHorse (165980)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Nov
My keys always go in my right front pocket. But my "other" set of car keys for my Chevy Silverado have disappeared. I hope I don't lose the remaining car keys.
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@noni1959 (9237)
• United States
25 Nov
@TheHorse Some people have bowls by the door they drop keys in. My luck, I'd forget them going out the door. That old saying aging isn't for sissies is beginning to make sense to me now.
@kobesbuddy (156417)
• East Tawas, Michigan
23 Nov
If you move into "the home" please reserve a room for us, right next door:) One day, I was ready to leave the house, heading for my college class in Oscoda. Where were my car keys? I got frantic! They were nowhere to be found I finally got my lunchsack out and there were my carkeys right next to it, in the refrigerator!
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@TheHorse (165980)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Nov
I am trying to remember if my phone has wound up in the refrigerator yet.I found my long-gone flip phone in my day pack a couple of months ago.
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@TheHorse (165980)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Nov
@kobesbuddy I am a "tough guy." If I have to call friends on a 38 degree (Fahrenheit) phone, I will do so.
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@kobesbuddy (156417)
• East Tawas, Michigan
23 Nov
@TheHorse My car keys didn't spoil, they were kept fresh and crisp!
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@LindaOHio (109106)
• United States
24 Nov
No, you're not ready for the home. It's easy to misplace something when you're thinking about something else. Have a great Thanksgiving.
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@TheHorse (165980)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Nov
Happy thanksgiving to you as well.
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@TheHorse (165980)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 Nov
@LindaOHio I did too. But only by a little bit.
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@LindaOHio (109106)
• United States
25 Nov
@TheHorse Thanks. I ate too much!!!
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@LouAvul (2246)
24 Nov
Oh yes as I age I do more things like that than I care to admit.
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@vandana7 (92639)
• India
25 Nov
I have way too senior moments lately...been busy and don't see much respite before the third week of December, though after the day after, I will have more time now and then to myLot.
@xander6464 (36707)
• Wapello, Iowa
23 Nov
Have you ruled out the Gremlins? This sounds like something they'd do.
@TheHorse (165980)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Nov
Good point.but they rarely let me find things that quickly.