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  • Abner
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    I go back to the 'scissor, rock, paper' game, where paper wins by covering rock. As a child I always thought this was a totally stupid but required way to make the game interesting, rock to me was much more strong and powerful being able to smash scissors. Scissors being metal and able to cut paper sounding strong and powerful too. Paper always seemed comparatively weaker, and surely, surely rock could smash paper as well.

    As an adult I realize the evils of paper and it's many accomplices, the powers of hiding were easily deserving the same respect and equal footing given to rock and scissors, it can cover all kinds of important things like car keys, which as a kid really didn't concern me like it does today.
    Last edited by Abner; 12-21-2013, 12:23 PM.

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  • Kevin B.
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    I have proof that it's not always you who misplaces tools. I was doing a small project at my daughters house and needed a needle nose pliers. She hands me my favorite pliers that had been missing for 15 years. She had taken them when she went off to college, didn't think I would mind because I " had a bunch." They are going to her in my will. I had them since I was 14 years old, a gift from my Dad.

    Kevin B.

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  • Tony Ennis
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    Need to add large pie slices for me for "procrastinating" and "over-analyzing". Remove the "finishing" slice.

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  • SGW
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    I own at least half a dozen tape measures and typically can't find any of them. If I do find one and start using it, it disappears the first time I put it down. I haven't had one vanish while I have it in my hand yet, but I expect it is only a matter of time.

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  • Billy Hill
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    Originally posted by hitnmiss View Post
    "where can I store this so I can find it next time",
    What you should be doing is remembering the first few places you looked for the item and start putting it there the next time.

    A little different take on pie charts...

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  • hitnmiss
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    I've looked for a tool, couldn't find it, finally give up and buy one then when I go to put it away think "where can I store this so I can find it next time", go to put it away and there is the original tool I'd been looking for all along.

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  • A.K. Boomer
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    That's easy GB,,, where did you last put it? ---------- don't you just hate that???

    still have people ask me that, well if I knew then we wouldn't even be having this conversation then right???

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  • George Bulliss
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    I had a problem with screwdrivers and for years kept buying more so there would at least be one in the drawer when I looked. Now, if they are all put away, the drawer won’t shut. Had one that was lost for years. Finally found it buried in the attic insulation. I also had a couple year span when my son thought the long screwdrivers made a pretty good sword – still missing a few of those.

    My current MIA is a utility knife. I’m actually pretty organized these days but it’s been gone for two weeks and is driving me crazy. I have another one but am so obsessed with finding the missing one that I feel the need to do a search every time I need it. Matter of fact, just writing this makes me want to look for it!

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  • red_sc
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    Speaking of pie charts...


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  • browne92
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    Originally posted by bollie7 View Post
    What about the cable Gremlins? You know, the ones that tangle all the cables behind your computer or sound system.
    Don't forget the radio gremlins. The ones that turn the radio volume up when you are out of the car. Because when you turn the key on and it blows you out of your seat, you KNOW you didn't leave it that loud when you got out.

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  • A.K. Boomer
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    Im sure he was going to thank you for reminding him of that but he probably got fixated on tightening up his wall mounted toothbrush rack just before he was going to wipe his butt...

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  • Billy Hill
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    I'm not sure if you did this on purpose as a test, or if you really do have AAADD...

    Originally posted by cdndewey View Post
    As I turn on the hose in the driveway,

    ...

    ...

    ...
    YOU LEFT THE WATER RUNNING IN YOUR DRIVEWAY!!!

    LOL!

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  • darryl
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    I lost my biggest C clamp a while ago. My shop is not a marvel of cleanliness, granted, but I pretty much know where to look for the tool I need- and there are literally dozens of places where that type of tool has a home- so there I am looking for the clamp. I didn't find it for about a week. Then a friend comes over and marvels at the fact that in all this mess I know exactly where the particular tool is that he needs to use. I say something like 'well, so far I've been pretty good about being able to recall where I last left- whatever'- then as I'm mentioning that I haven't been able to find the C clamp, I see it- clamped to a bench, closer to my face than anything else around. I must have walked right by it a hundred times, barely escaping getting my shirt caught on it.

    I'm starting to think of this type of thing as entertainment. No point in getting all frustrated about it.

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  • bruto
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    There are things I've had a pair of or a set of, which have been apart for 20 years at a time. I will find one, remark on having found it, set it aside so I can reunite it with its mate, and then lose the mate.

    Long ago I ran across some place that had big sets of cheap screwdrivers, like 20 or 30 in a set. I seriously considered buying a couple, then just going to the door of the shop with them in my hand, shutting my eyese, and broadcasting them across the space. I figured I would then have at least a fighting chance of finding a screwdriver.

    Now after many years I just have several of everything. I sometimes find one of what I'm looking for.

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  • Don Young
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    I have been working on a 1962 Ford backhoe off and on for several years. When I got ready to put the four loader hydraulic cylinders back on, they weren't where I thought they were. They are about 4 feet long and 5 inches in diameter. It has been nearly a year and they haven't shown up yet. The last time I remember seeing them was when I thought they needed to be put inside out of the weather. The hydraulic pump that I stashed somewhere for safekeeping early on remains safely wherever I put it, too.

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