Don't you just hate losing stuff around the house ....

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axisusaxisus Frets: 17613
So, still trying to get my strat right in terms of bridge pickup. I decided to fit one that I bought recently but haven't tried. I was all psyched up for it but ... the bloody thing has disappeared off the face of the earth!!! Can't find it anywhere. There are limited places that I keep stuff like that but it is nowhere to be seen. I started getting really angry and swearing at it under my breath, I even threatened to damage something if it didn't show up (embarrassed to say this is actually true). Normally I threaten to damage the thing I'm looking for if it doesn't show up, but as well as being counterproductive (eg why would it come out of hiding), one can't go damaging an expensive component. I therefore told him that one of my metal drawers would be inflicted with a screwdriver-induced scar if he didn't appear. 

I'm just going back to see if he's turned up ......


er .... do I need professional help?

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  • Happens to me all the time. I put something down and seconds later have no recollection where it is. I’ve been like this forever, so not a sign of anything! 
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  • Your lucky I go into a room then can’t remember why i’am here.  =)
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  • phil_bphil_b Frets: 1349
    axisus said:
    So, still trying to get my strat right in terms of bridge pickup. I decided to fit one that I bought recently but haven't tried. I was all psyched up for it but ... the bloody thing has disappeared off the face of the earth!!! Can't find it anywhere. There are limited places that I keep stuff like that but it is nowhere to be seen. I started getting really angry and swearing at it under my breath, I even threatened to damage something if it didn't show up (embarrassed to say this is actually true). Normally I threaten to damage the thing I'm looking for if it doesn't show up, but as well as being counterproductive (eg why would it come out of hiding), one can't go damaging an expensive component. I therefore told him that one of my metal drawers would be inflicted with a screwdriver-induced scar if he didn't appear. 

    I'm just going back to see if he's turned up ......


    er .... do I need professional help?


    the trick is to give up and buy another. You will then find the original approx two day after the replacement arrives
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  • SassafrasSassafras Frets: 20741
    Sounds like fate has intervened.
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  • NiteflyNitefly Frets: 3280
    Worst thing is on the stairs.  Our Maud asks me a question, and then I can't remember if I was going up or down.  :'(

    It's a lovely colour when it's just been washed.
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  • KittyfriskKittyfrisk Frets: 4873
    edited November 23
    Tell me about it.
    I was sending some Tele saddles to a fellow tFB member, but I couldn't find them. Not in all my usual organised 'guitar stuff' boxes, so almost took the house apart but no joy, bloody infuriating.
    Gave up, then a week later I dropped some loose change & raking about under the furniture to recover it, I found them! Yay!!!
    Packaged them up & sent them off, feeling really warm & smug. Then it seems that the post office have only gone & lost them.
     Life, are you having a laugh?  p

    Update: it arrived!  Post Office only took 7 days to send a first class letter from Durham to London  :#
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  • AK99AK99 Frets: 180
    Paging Marie Kondo, Marie Kondo to thread /1994996/ please..
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  • Emp_FabEmp_Fab Frets: 19286
    I've lost count of the things I've bought, put down somewhere, then lost and had to buy another.  When we move, I'm going to find a mountain of bits, no doubt.  The most frustrating though is the wife's wedding ring.  She lost that years ago and it annoys the hell out of me that right now, somewhere, it's there.  Sitting there, waiting to be discovered.  As I'm typing this, it's there....  I just have no clue where 'there' is.....  but it's there.
    Give.. Ron.... your f**king sausage.
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  • munckeemunckee Frets: 6400
    edited November 22
    Are you married? I generally find anything of mine which has mysteriously disappeared has been thrown away by missus Munckee including a load of pickguards I had spare once. 

    If it’s money then all three of my housemates (her or two kids) have sticky fingers.  
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  • FuengiFuengi Frets: 2227
    Slightly different experience but my studio floor is scaffold boards with a shadow gap between.

    In places the shadow gap is wider than it would ideally be and in the spring I dropped a ferrule out the back of my telecaster on to the floor. Somehow is fell silently onto a wooden floor and disappeared.

    I spent hours looking for that flipping thing, running a pencil through the grooves with a torch, still haven't found it. I've even tried dropping spare ferrules onto the floor to see what happens and every time they roll across the floor and the sound makes it obvious where they are. Without fail.

    In the summer I dropped my solder sucker on the same floor. It was primed and activated on impact. The push end is an aluminium button with a thread, and this flew off on impact. I heard a knock as it hit something under my desk and searched under there. For hours. 

    Eventually I did find it. It had somehow managed to find it's way - again silently - into a seemingly impossible location behind a computer in the corner of the room and landed between the floor grooves. I have tried to work out how it got there from where it fell, past seven metal and wooden obstacles, but it's beyond me. 

    In the autumn I spent a day filling the gaps with offcuts of foam. Have lost nothing since.  ;)
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  • vizviz Frets: 6882
    In the car?
    "Misogyny ... enforces sexism by punishing those who reject an inferior status for women and rewards those who accept it." - a great quote from Guitartango
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  • slackerslacker Frets: 1269
    Your lucky I go into a room then can’t remember why i’am here.  =)
    Big bang and evolution Is a popular theory.
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  • zepp76zepp76 Frets: 1416
    I once emptied out the entire contents of my college dorm room including bed, the lot! Into the hallway because I had lost the keys to lock up and was rushing to get out on the town for a lash up with the lads. I found the keys, hanging in the first place I probably should have looked..... in the door! I may have been a little stoned though.

    I have also been stupid enough to get angry at not being able to find something I’m sure I had only just put down only to realise I’m still holding it!
    Now when the day goes to sleep and the full moon looks
    And the night is so black that the darkness cooks
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  • slackerslacker Frets: 1269
    edited November 22
    I've looked for my reading glasses and found them on my face.
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  • Danny1969Danny1969 Frets: 5706
    Dropping screws onto the floor is a constant source of pain for me as the screws in a lot of stuff I fix like iPhones are very tiny. I don't even bother searching by eye anymore, I have a metal ruler covered in neodymium magnets and I sweep that across the carpet to retrieve them. 
    I once waited a week for a capacitor to turn up, got distracted by the phone while opening the package and threw the package and the capacitor away. Did the same thing with an LCD cable that I had to get from the USA too :)
    www.2020studios.co.uk 
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  • axisusaxisus Frets: 17613
    Found the little bastard .....
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  • vizviz Frets: 6882
    axisus said:
    Found the little bastard .....
    Where????!!!!
    "Misogyny ... enforces sexism by punishing those who reject an inferior status for women and rewards those who accept it." - a great quote from Guitartango
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  • vizviz Frets: 6882
    I remember searching high and low for my yo-yo once. 
    "Misogyny ... enforces sexism by punishing those who reject an inferior status for women and rewards those who accept it." - a great quote from Guitartango
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  • zepp76zepp76 Frets: 1416
    viz said:
    I remember searching high and low for my yo-yo once. 
    Life has its ups and downs.
    Now when the day goes to sleep and the full moon looks
    And the night is so black that the darkness cooks
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  • Emp_FabEmp_Fab Frets: 19286
    viz said:
    axisus said:
    Found the little bastard .....
    Where????!!!!
    Yeah.. WHERE ?????  You can't leave us hanging.  This is like all those infuriating threads you find when searching for the solution to a problem you're having with your computer and you find someone else has the exact same issue and has a thread going asking for help and they come back a few days later with "Thanks guys, but I've sorted it now." - with [gritted teeth] no explanation of the solution [/gritted teeth].
    Give.. Ron.... your f**king sausage.
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  • Emp_Fab said:
    viz said:
    axisus said:
    Found the little bastard .....
    Where????!!!!
    Yeah.. WHERE ?????  You can't leave us hanging.  This is like all those infuriating threads you find when searching for the solution to a problem you're having with your computer and you find someone else has the exact same issue and has a thread going asking for help and they come back a few days later with "Thanks guys, but I've sorted it now." - with [gritted teeth] no explanation of the solution [/gritted teeth].
    When you going to tell us how you think it went at your job interview?
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  • axisusaxisus Frets: 17613
    Emp_Fab said:
    viz said:
    axisus said:
    Found the little bastard .....
    Where????!!!!
    Yeah.. WHERE ?????  You can't leave us hanging.  This is like all those infuriating threads you find when searching for the solution to a problem you're having with your computer and you find someone else has the exact same issue and has a thread going asking for help and they come back a few days later with "Thanks guys, but I've sorted it now." - with [gritted teeth] no explanation of the solution [/gritted teeth].
    It won't be the least bit interesting to say where it was?!?!?!?

    Seriously, don't bother reading this ....


    However, for anyone who has an interest in pointless details - our tiny utility room doubles as my music room. It's a crammed space with the wife's annoying machines (washing machine, tumble drier, dishwasher) as well as a ton of guitary bits and bobs, tools amp heads, cab to sit on etc. There is no room to swing a cat. Stuff everywhere, there bits of junk all over the limited tabletop. Anyway, I was wiring up some EMGs to a strat scratchplate, and as it was a bit complex and I was interested in other things at the time I put it up somewhere safe - high up at arms length on top of the cupboard, amongst loads of junk. What I hadn't realised was that I put the spare single coil up there out of the way as well. I never usually put things up there, it is out of sight, but I guess I didn't want the wiring damaged. See, I said it was boring!
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  • boogiemanboogieman Frets: 7632
    My wife’s former husband had a paranoia about needing ready cash, so stashed £250 somewhere under a loose floorboard in the house about 20 years ago. We’ve searched high and low for it and despite finding a couple of likely places, we’ve never found it. The guy is long dead so we can’t even ask him. I’m presuming some plumber or sparky spotted it and has swiped it. 
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  • scrumhalfscrumhalf Frets: 7298
    I lost my youth, can't find it anywhere, so I've had to get a second one.
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  • Emp_FabEmp_Fab Frets: 19286
    Emp_Fab said:
    viz said:
    axisus said:
    Found the little bastard .....
    Where????!!!!
    Yeah.. WHERE ?????  You can't leave us hanging.  This is like all those infuriating threads you find when searching for the solution to a problem you're having with your computer and you find someone else has the exact same issue and has a thread going asking for help and they come back a few days later with "Thanks guys, but I've sorted it now." - with [gritted teeth] no explanation of the solution [/gritted teeth].
    When you going to tell us how you think it went at your job interview?
    Which one ?  To date, I've had, I think, seven now.  All went very well, all of them subsequently told me I gave a great interview but there was someone else who had a slight edge on me in (insert specific technology or app).
    Give.. Ron.... your f**king sausage.
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  • I generally have two places in the house where I dump my everyday stuff, and don’t misplace things very often.

    Which means when I do lose something, I am really frickin’ hacked off and get pretty mental about it.

    And it is probably really boring like an insurance letter etc.

    I lost my cat once...
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 7200
    Basil Fawlty. Austin 1100. Branch.
    Be seeing you.
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  • rogdrogd Frets: 15
    slacker said:
    I've looked for my reading glasses and found them on my face.
    Its not just me then.
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  • DominicDominic Frets: 7877
    The easiest thing to lose in my house is your Temper
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  • jonnyburgojonnyburgo Frets: 8392
    I end up shouting at people in my house because they don't seem that bothered when I lose something. Usually it's something like a pen that's been behind my ear all the time or a screwdriver in my back pocket.
    "OUR TOSSPOT"
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