My gremlins returned my pepper...and stole my salt!

@TheHorse (183358)
Walnut Creek, California
March 25, 2023 10:57am CST
House gremlins are odd. Each has his or her own personality, and things they like to take. In my house, they are partial to guitar picks and scissors, for whatever reasons. And pliers as well. About three months ago, my house gremlins hid my pepper from me. It was in a standard spice jar, and it had a little grinder on the top. I like fresh pepper in my food, especially my morning egg. This morning they returned my pepper to me...and stole my salt. Fortunately I outsmarted the and found my salt...in the refrigerator. Do you have gremlins in your house? What are their favorite "targets"?
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@shaggin (70024)
• United States
25 Mar
how old are these house gremlins?
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@shaggin (70024)
• United States
25 Mar
@TheHorse hmm I assumed your house gremlins were your kids?
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@TheHorse (183358)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Mar
You mean how old is the person they taunt?
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@TheHorse (183358)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Mar
@shaggin Kids? I can't stand children and would never allow them in this place.
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@LadyDuck (439825)
• Switzerland
25 Mar
I know someone who placed the salt in the refrigerator the past week.
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@TheHorse (183358)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Mar
Who could that be? What a moron!
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@LadyDuck (439825)
• Switzerland
25 Mar
@TheHorse - Poor hubby, he is so distracted and he is becoming more and more forgetful.
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@TheHorse (183358)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Mar
@LadyDuck Oh, I thought you were talking about me!
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@kaylachan (45554)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 Mar
I don't think I do, but then again my couch usually eats my missing things.
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@kaylachan (45554)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 Mar
@TheHorse Oh, really? The treasure we find.
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@TheHorse (183358)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Mar
@kaylachan No kidding. I wonder if I could get rich "couch diving."
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@TheHorse (183358)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Mar
I am a conspiracy theorist. Couches are often in cahoots with gremlins.
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@FourWalls (55333)
• United States
25 Mar
I DO. I still have my Gizmo stuffed toy from when Gremlins was a popular movie 40 years or so ago!
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@FourWalls (55333)
• United States
25 Mar
@TheHorse — they were when they were fed after midnight. Gizmo was cute. Oh, Hoyt Axton was in the movie.
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@TheHorse (183358)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Mar
@FourWalls My introduction to Hoyt Axton.
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@TheHorse (183358)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Mar
Oh dang. I'll have to go back and find that one. Weren't they creepy gremlins?
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@DaddyEvil (126754)
• United States
25 Mar
Nope... When things aren't where they belong, I ask Pretty where she put them... She gets mad and says she puts things back but in a little while, she'll bring back whatever she carried off. She gets distracted and takes things to her bedroom with her. Since she was little and we lived with each other, I've always told her that everything has a place and I want everything to be in it's place when I go to get it.
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@DaddyEvil (126754)
• United States
25 Mar
@TheHorse The last time I had a problem with gremlins, it was because of a medication a doctor was "trying out" on me. I didn't like it and Pretty finally called the doctor and told him she was not letting me take it anymore. I couldn't remember one minute to the next. It was terrible.
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@TheHorse (183358)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Mar
@DaddyEvil I wouldn't enjoy a medication like that.
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@TheHorse (183358)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Mar
Good luck. Things here wind up wherever they want to. Or so it seems.
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Mar
Pens and sunglasses disappear regularly and sometimes my phone is hard to find.
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@TheHorse (183358)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Mar
@JamesHxstatic Usually. But sometimes I "blow it off."
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@TheHorse (183358)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Mar
My sunglasses regularly disappear from my truck. But that's not gremlins, alas.
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Mar
@TheHorse Oh, is it locked?
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@GardenGerty (152058)
• United States
25 Mar
My goodness, do you know where the gremlins held the pepper hostage? Or does it just magically appear out of thin air?
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@TheHorse (183358)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Mar
I think it was behind some freeze dried mashed potatoes, or something equally regal, on my kitchen counter.
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@BarBaraPrz (42123)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
25 Mar
Nice photo of a jackalope... take it yourself? Oh, my gremlims aren't particular about what they take, and usually, if I yell at them to "put it back!" they will.
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@TheHorse (183358)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Mar
Well, my camera with the motion sensor did. Up at my cabin in Montana. Same place I often see those little green men.
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@BarBaraPrz (42123)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
25 Mar
@TheHorse Alrighty then.
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@snowy22315 (154759)
• United States
25 Mar
Oh yes, certainly..their targets change by the day...today it was the chicken and mashed potato leftovers I had in the fridge.
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@TheHorse (183358)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Mar
Where did it go?
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@snowy22315 (154759)
• United States
26 Mar
@TheHorse They are surely in there somewhere. I had to give up and eat something else.
@celticeagle (146824)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Mar
I have lost my Celtic ring. I looked all around where I dropped it and cannot find it.
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@celticeagle (146824)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Mar
@TheHorse ........Me too!
@TheHorse (183358)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 Mar
I hate it when that happens.
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@wolfgirl569 (78489)
• Marion, Ohio
25 Mar
Glad the salt has been rescued from the fridge. The favorite target is usually what I want right then
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@wolfgirl569 (78489)
• Marion, Ohio
26 Mar
@TheHorse Always
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@TheHorse (183358)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 Mar
@wolfgirl569 So frustrating!
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@TheHorse (183358)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 Mar
And then you always find it in the last place you look!
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@rakski (114592)
• Philippines
25 Mar
No one here place the salt inside the refrigerator
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@rakski (114592)
• Philippines
25 Mar
@TheHorse that's a different story You got me there
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@TheHorse (183358)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Mar
@rakski I can be an absent minded professor sometimes.
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@TheHorse (183358)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Mar
Does that mean you don't lose your glasses and later find them on your head either?
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@RasmaSandra (65221)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 Mar
Nope, my gremlins were left behind in Latvia. There we had incidents pretty often like my husband looking for his glasses which turned up in the freezer. One of the best incidents was losing my winter boots. It had snowed and we hadn't gone out for about three days. Then we wanted to got to the Central Market, No boots. They were found outside the front door on the stoop with snow in them, Go figure,
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@TheHorse (183358)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Mar
In the freezer? Perhaps he took them off to examine a label? I occasionally lose my glasses and later find them on my head.
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@just4him (278814)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Mar
I'm sorry they stole the pepper and returned it to take the salt. Yes, I've been looking for one of my tote bags for the last week. I even looked in the storage closet. No luck.
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@TheHorse (183358)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Mar
I hear your gremlins cackling.
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@TheHorse (183358)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Mar
@just4him Not sure I'd seen this one--thanks! I'll do more visiting when I get back from Guitar Center.
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@just4him (278814)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Mar
@TheHorse I'm sure you do. Have you visited my recent snow pictures?
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@sjvg1976 (42051)
• Delhi, India
26 Mar
It seems you are forgetting things often these days.
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@sjvg1976 (42051)
• Delhi, India
26 Mar
@TheHorse You need to go to a doctor or should eat almonds daily.
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@TheHorse (183358)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 Mar
Maybe so. I can't remember.
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@TheHorse (183358)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 Mar
@sjvg1976 What do almonds do?
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@1creekgirl (37035)
• United States
26 Mar
Scotch tape seems to be the favorite item of my gremlin. My purse is kind of a no man's land, though. My husband puts on his haze mat suit whenever he has to go in.
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@1creekgirl (37035)
• United States
26 Mar
@TheHorse Well, at least they return it!
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@TheHorse (183358)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 Mar
Understandable. I have heard that in women's purses are an infinitely deep vortex.
@TheHorse (183358)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 Mar
The gremlins here take my clean and well-stored Scotch tape and return it to me a dusty mess.
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• United States
25 Mar
Those gremlins are crafty little buggers
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@TheHorse (183358)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Mar
They really are.
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@LindaOHio (122945)
• United States
16 Apr
The gremlin is my husband. He forgets where he puts everything.
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@TheHorse (183358)
• Walnut Creek, California
17 Apr
It can't be! (Does he need a lawyer?)
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@LindaOHio (122945)
• United States
17 Apr
@TheHorse lol Last night he said, "Was that package you gave me important to be mailed? I can't find it." Sigh.
@Treborika (10415)
• Mombasa, Kenya
26 Mar
I don't have gremlins in my house. I wouldn't really like to have these kinds of crooks in my house by the way.
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@TheHorse (183358)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 Mar
Even if they're imaginary? And an excuse for our own forgetfulness?
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@Treborika (10415)
• Mombasa, Kenya
26 Mar
@TheHorse I don't have any ideas about the gremlins
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@Treborika (10415)
• Mombasa, Kenya
26 Mar
@TheHorse I have not considered these in my life