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After a couple months of fruitless searching... (213.4) - Mark's Journal
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After a couple months of fruitless searching... (213.4)
By last night, I'd looked everywhere the extended battery case I bought for my iPhone last summer should be. I thought it was in the car, perhaps in the glove compartment, but no. I thought I'd likely moved it to the trunk when making room for passengers at some point, but if so, it was well hidden. (My trunk contains a lot less than it did a month ago, now, partly because I know the lease ends in a month and a half.) I've wanted it for various road trips, but hadn't managed to find it.

It would make sense for it to have been in my laptop bag, which collects lots of electronics at some point or another. Perhaps in one of the winter jacket pockets. Maybe even my blazer pocket, since the last time I'm sure I had the thing was Thanksgiving weekend in NYC and Newark. Dining room table? Nah, cleared several times since. Dining room side table? Unlikely, but no. Basement? Boy, I hope not. Under the bed? In one of the pieces of luggage?

Finally, this morning, after another round of searching, it occurred to me to wonder where I would put the thing if I got the urge to "put it away." Where would I decide it belonged? Unlikely a concept as that seemed, I decided I'd probably put it in my top dresser drawer. Sure enough, there it was -- right next to my passport. (That's one of those things I know I need to be able to find reliably.) I'd looked in there for something else about a week ago, but since that's not what I was looking for, it didn't leap out at me.
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queenmabwords From: queenmabwords Date: March 17th, 2011 03:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh. I keep doing something similar more often as my house slowly transforms into something resembling order. "I can't find it because I put it where it's supposed to be!" Luckily I'm catching on more quickly than I used to.
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: March 17th, 2011 09:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

Unfortunately, "put important stuff in top dresser drawer" falls apart as a strategy before long. :-)
queenmabwords From: queenmabwords Date: March 20th, 2011 01:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah! Every system has its flaw. ;)
aregulardyke From: aregulardyke Date: March 17th, 2011 03:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Around here, we put things away where they " will be safe " - which translates to - where we will probably never find them again !
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