Mystery of the missing scissors!


A few weeks ago, I was looking for a marker pen, a permanent marker. I searched high and low, in all the cupboards where I have sorted stationery by category (read OCD). There were many markers, in various stages of ‘inklessness’. When I tried to write with them, their energy seemed to fizzle out by the time I drew a mere squiggle.

This is undoubtedly one of ‘those’ laws at work. And during this hunt for markers, I only saw scissors. Every room, every pencil holder in our home seemed to be teeming with scissors. Small and big, red and yellow.

Even on my work desk there was a big, cheerful looking scissor that seemed to say, “Hi!”

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My search proved futile and I had to go out to buy a marker.

Cut to yesterday. I was in the kitchen preparing to make pizza. I took out the cheese packet, and looked for a pair of scissors. I usually have two in the kitchen. 

Looked everywhere, couldn’t find them. My work desk scissor was also missing.  Could only find a blunt, old pair of craft scissors.

Where were the rest? Did they hear me whine that there were too many of them? Had they walked out? Were they all hiding somewhere, gloating at my helplessness, and hoping that I would realize how useful they are.

I do. I do. 

As of this morning, they are still missing. Maybe if I go looking for paper clips or something, I will find all of them.

Come back, you guys.

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19 Responses to Mystery of the missing scissors!

  1. davidprosser says:

    I wonder if it’s the same sprite who keeps coming in and pinching one sock from a pair leaving me scratching my head in ‘bewonderment’ ever after.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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  2. Megala says:

    Really a mystery!!

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  3. The same thing happens to me. I go looking for one thing and then I find something else I was looking for either days or weeks ago. Last time I was searching for an important document and came upon some junk I needed to get rid of. However all was not lost. Not only did I find what I was seeking I also did some Spring Cleaning. So my junk drawer is not as junky.

    As for the sock Gremlins, well they must have an agreement with the Sprites to hide inside washers and dryers spiriting away or socknapping as the case may be. Somewhere in an alternative universe there exists a planet with all our lost socks and hosiery!! LOL!! πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

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  4. That’s how it always seems to be!

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  5. That’s the way it always seems to be around here too. I recently ditched all the useless dried up pens, now the OCD drawer looks so much better. Now if only I could find my small stapler. LOL

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  6. katelon says:

    Wow, crazy making!

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  7. I was expecting to hear that you found dozens of marker pens instead

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  8. Mayur says:

    Haha. .sometimes we forgotten where we miss them? After 3 to 4 days we renumbered there are. Humidity! Ok, all is well. Wait & watch for when will come

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  9. Thank you for making me smile big, Nimi πŸ™‚
    I know this too.

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  10. reocochran says:

    This made me smile, Nimi! So many times I misplaced things. . . The worst thing about living by myself, I cannot blame anyone else!
    I came home from store, putting away groceries and later, went to call my daughter. Where wasn’t phone!?
    I had an apt neighbor come over and call my phone # and could not hear it. Was about to head back to the store, maybe I dropped it? Then, thirsty opened fridge to have an iced tea, there wasn’t phone! (Of course couldn’t hear it ringing in the refrigerator!) I’m only 61. . . not senile, right? Smiles Robin πŸ’

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