My Kingdom for a Pair of Glasses (Each Morning)
By Jeff Salter
First of all, Happy Thanksgiving! I hope all of us are thankful for the many blessings we already have… and not terribly dismayed at those we do not have (at least not at this point).
This true story (originally posted on FB in 2016) comes to mind this week because we’ve been looking for several missing items around our household. Foremost is my wife’s key fob thingy for her SUV. Another item I’ve searched for is a book I know I purchased within the past 18 months or so… but cannot locate ANYWHERE. We also searched, for hours, for one of my hex keys (size 3/32, if you’re interested)… to no avail. It seems we misplace – sometimes only temporarily, but a few apparently forever – items we value that can’t be replaced. Eyeglasses seem to appear on that “missing-in-action” list quite often.
For those of you who appreciate irony:
Stumbled around one morning for nearly 10 minutes looking for my glasses. I say “stumbled” because I’m totally wasted – zombie status – until I get my coffee.
Normally, my glasses are on the bathroom counter, which is the second base I touch every single morning.
Nope, not there. So I looked in my study. Nope.
I look all around the bedroom. Nope.
Getting frustrated… not to mention that I haven’t started my coffee yet.
I re-check the bathroom counter and examine the bathroom floor (since our cat sometimes plays hockey with the stuff on the counter).
Finally I give up and head to the kitchen to make my coffee “blind” (as it were)… without my tri-focals.
Wanna guess where my glasses were?
Yep. Right in front of the coffee maker.
The coffee maker is the third base I touch each morning… and I would’ve been there nine minutes sooner, except that I’d been looking for my glasses.
What about YOU? Do you keep misplacing items? For example?
[JLS # 617]