Thursday, December 28, 2006

“I can’t understand how that tape could just disappear like that”

This holiday season reminded me of one of the true mysteries of my life:

I can be sitting on the floor involved in putting something together or wrapping presents and I continue to misplace stuff like tools, scissors, glue, pen, tape, parts I just had in my hand etc.

HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN WHEN MY BUTT HAS BEEN IN THE SAME PLACE THE WHOLE TIME?

I sometimes have to get up and get another screwdriver, pair of scissors or whatever I misplaced to finish the job.

I know it’s not gremlins and it’s probably my organizational skills combined with maybe a relatively short attention span combined with my… well I could go on but I will leave it there. Anyway lately I have been bringing two of each item needed before I sit down.
This seems to do the trick.

6 comments:

si said...

yes, exactly -- happens to me all the time. mostly the tape or scissors as i'm wrapping presents.

will need to try the "extra set" on my next project (tho i'll probably misplace the extra one also...)

unca said...
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unca said...

Hmm-a universal problem I'm sure (certainly is for me). The exact quote you use may be determined by genetics: "I can't understand it...it was right here" rings through generations.

bryan torre said...

I've always wondered why my Xmas presents from you usually have a screwdriver or a roll of tape wrapped up with them...

jay are said...

this had me cracking up! But that explains the screwdrivers and tape people keep getting in their presents.

jay are said...

like bryan said already....