I lost my first iPod and searched for it for months. Finally my birthday came around and I got a brand new one. The next day I found my old one. Sitting on my desk. Out in plain sight. Not the least bit obscured.
It wasn’t lost but my bicycle light was not working even though the batteries had been recently changed. Of course, once I bought a new light the old one was working just fine when I got home.
I hate when this happens! As soon as you buy a replacement, the original magically reappears (like it’s jealous or something…).
I think it’s a derivative of Murphy’s Law. In this case, how much you want/need things is inversely proportional to how easily you can locate them.
The other day I was tying my shoes when one of my laces broke. Already running late for work, I recited the usual stream of curse words needed for such a situation before searching the house for the spare set of laces that I bought specifically for when my current shoelaces would eventually break. But of course, being that I was late and I needed the shoelaces in order to keep my shoes from falling off, I couldn’t find them anywhere. So rather than having to explain to my wife why tearing the house apart was absolutely necessary, I just stole the laces from an old pair of shoes to get me by for now.
But the lost laces have not yet revealed themselves – apparently this isn’t a good enough replacement? And if I buy new laces, I’ll just lose those too. Maybe if I buy new shoes?
Does it work for pets?
Me and my brother lost our library cards for weeks, even months. Finally, we went to the library to get new ones. When we got home, my mom found it in a pile of mail…
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