Monday, January 17, 2011

Poof...Gone

I misplace things all the bloody time.  My keys hide from me on a regular basis.  I have totally bought something online and left my credit card on my desk.  Only to realize it as I went to pay for something in an actual store.  And you know there are always 200 people behind me in line as I have to walk away like a crazy person sans whatever I was trying to buy.  Last night before walking the dog, I popped my two corn bags in the microwave (I keep them in my pockets to warm the non-leash-holding hand.).  I put my gloves on, leash on dog, walked outside and realized that I only had one corn bag in my pocket.  Assuming I left the other in the microwave, I laughed at how I managed to do that and continued our walk.  Got home, looked for the corn bag, and never ever found it.  I still have no idea how I lost a little flannel bag of corn between the microwave and where I was standing (about 8" away).  I've even spent a half hour looking for my glasses.  That were on my head.  And not on top of my head.  No no, I was looking through them.  Not my finest moment.  Or if I am being truly honest, moments.  Plural.  It's happened twice.  I plead blonde.

But many of those incidents are just a result of trying to multi-task.  Which I recently learned is the downfall of America.  Studies show that multi-tasking creates crappy results.  Totally less productive in the long run.  But this is not my point.

No, about two weeks ago, I tried to contact someone about a personal matter (theirs, not mine).  It was a time-sensitive issue so I tried multiple avenues to get in touch.  And kept trying.  And when days passed (normally this person gets back to me in a few hours max), I solicited others to help me make contact.  To no avail.  Now I have an entire team of people reaching out to my missing buddy.  The story is so bizarre that I can't make heads or tails of it all.  And the longer I go unable to contact this person, the more paranoid I become.  Fearing poor health or safety or something else incredibly serious. 

This is not like losing my keys for 20 minutes, making me late for a meeting.  This is a person.  I have lost an actual human being.  I've hardly slept in days as my mind is just spinning with crazy worry.  I am praying that this is just a big, wild mix up that can be clarified in one phone call and a good laugh.  But the longer this goes on, the sicker I feel.

I can't disclose more than that.  Which I recognize is not really much at all.  I just needed to put it in writing and send it out into the great big pink and green bloggy world.  I am insanely worried.  Something is wrong.  As I do not really know what is wrong, I can't begin to fix the problem.  I've lost someone.  I need to find them.  And that's all I can think about today....

12 comments:

caknitter said...

Have you called the police about the missing friend? It couldn't hurt, they might need their assistance.
I hope you friend turns up with a simple explanation of just needing some time to themselves. I'll say a prayer for their safety return.

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh i like you even more now!! I'm very good at losing things, i don't even bother saying misplacing as they are gone from the earth!! I have only forgotten a child, once, she was a new born twin & as i was putting her in the car, her bottom exploded, so i took her back inside, changed her, went to the bathroom myself, hopped in the car & as we'd suddenly gone from 1 to 3 children i said to my husband jokingly, 'let's do a headcount' & OMG, our baby was still on the change table!! I know, bad mother, leaving a new baby on a change table but i was desperate for the bathroom too & a sleeping new born, she wasn't going anywhere, literally, even in the car!! We've since had a 4th child, he's now 7 & had never been left behind. I claim blonde when i look for my glasses when they're on my face. Tee hee, love Posie

Peachy Keen said...

How distressing! I hope that you're able to get in touch soon and that everything is okay.

Mrs. Kindergarten said...

My goodness dear! I do so hope that the MIA person phones or shows up sooner rather than later. I completely understand your worries. Try to stay clam, easier said than done! By the way, the clean lines on the blog look fantastic! Your blog was the first one I ever started to follow. You opened up a FABU pink and green world for me...THANK YOU!

Love,
Mrs. Kindergarten

The Pink Putter said...

That's kind of scary. If you were the only one trying to contact this person, I might be inclined to think that he/she was upset with you for some reason and just not returning your calls. (Not the most mature way to deal with things, but people do it all the time.) But if you have other people looking for him/her with no results either, that is alarming. Keep us posted...

Ruth said...

I hope things work out with your friend.

Suburban Princess said...

Have you tried going to their house? Contacting their neighbours?

as for missing items...a trick i use is to say outloud what I am doing with something. So if I put the keys in the drawer I say, outloud, I put the keys in the draer. This means I am not doing something unconsciously and I have a conversation to cement it.

Susan said...

Oh this is so me. I was looking for my sunglasses only to find they were on my face. Obviously, I bought a new pair. They must not have been very effective if I needed a pair of sunglasses while others were already on.
I used to lose my keys all the time. Most unusual place to find them...down the garbage disposal. Insert giggling two year old. I can't believe I even found them.
Now about that friend. Do you live close enough to drop by this persons house? You might have to pick an odd hour when they couldn't possibly be away from home. I hope everything is okay.

Just Add Walter said...

I lose stuff all the time too but have not yet lost a person -- hope your buddy is found ASAP

garden state prep said...

Oh goodness, I hope you hear about your missing buddy asap! I'm trying to stop multitasking but it's a tricky habit to break.

living well said...

I hope you hear back from your friend soon and all is well! I hate that feeling of worrying about someone and not being able to do anything about it!

Tammy B said...

I don't have blonde hair to use as an excuse as I am a brunette. I guess I just have too much on my mind.

I hope everything works our with your friend. I can understand your worry.

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