Saturday, September 20, 2008

Why do I keep losing stuff?

If someone asks me what one of my weaknesses is, it's a simple answer if I'm not in an interview situation: I keep losing things for no apparent reason. I think I need two hands to count how many Smartrip cards I've lost in the past two years. Not only that, but I've lost them in every way conceivable: Fell out of my pocket while I was riding my bike, sitting down in the Rosslyn CVS re-organizing stuff in my wallet/Camelback (I was returning from running the Georgetown steps). There's more, one fell out of my bag when I was on the shuttle bus to Metro, I realized it was gone after the shuttle was already gone, and by the time I called the complex it was already gone, not to be returned. I lost another one by some method that I forget. I've lost one fob since my complex introduced them in March. And after my first race in March, I lost my car keys.

If anyone sees this, do you lose stuff all the time too?


MNC Capers said...

So do I!! God knows how! God knows why!
I don't really follow blogs but in the last fifteen days I've misplaced my home keys, driving license, passport, Voters card, and some!
Today out of utter depression at having lost my nth phone I just typed "why do I keep losing stuff?" in google and it brought me to your blog!
Call it underdog sentiment, somehow reading this made me feel better that I am not the only one singled out by the cosmos for no apparent reason in no specific season!

Have a good day!

Lyle said...

I seem to lose my camera once a year. I lost one at some point in the past 11 days. Don't know where. One time I got my camera ready to go to a wedding and when I got there, I didn't have the camera. Must have put it on top of the car and drove off.

maryjanejeff said...

Hope it wasn't a nice digital. The worst things I've ever lost because I left them on the roof were a Nalgene Bottle and a McDonald's Coke back when I used to eat there and drink soda.