Looking For a Paperclip

Real Estate Agent with Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado EA1321548

~ Looking For a Paperclip ~

How often do we find paperclips lying around everywhere; in our car seats, on the car floor mats, all over our house, at the bottom of our purses, in pockets of clothing, everywhere.  Right?  I am always picking them up.  If I only had a nickle for every one I picked up in my lifetime, I would be rich.  (Okay, maybe not rich, but at least more money in the retirement account than I have now.)  I wouldn't be able to even begin to guess how many paperclips could be found at the dump.   Billions, I suppose.

So today, I am on my way to drop off an offer (yes, that is correct, hand deliver an offer) and I realized I had loose papers.  Not to worry, I thought, there is always one somewhere in my car.  So, I continued to drive to where I needed to go.  Once I arrived, I started my search for the always present paperclip.  Do you think I could find one?   Nope!  Not in my purse.  Not in any pocket.  Not on the car floor, or car seat.  No where to be found.  I looked in the trunk, the glove compartment, center console.  I even got out of my car and scoured the parking lot looking for that elusive paperclip.

Can you believe I was actually looking on the ground for a silly paperclip?  I am just glad that no one stopped to ask me if I needed any help looking for whatever I was so diligently looking for.  How embarrassing would that have been?

Well, I gave up my search and went into the office and asked the receptionist for a paperclip.  I left the paperclipped group of papers with the receptionist for the other agent and went on my merry way.  Not only did I spend valuable time looking for a silly paperclip, but now I am writing about it!  Who would have ever thought?!

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Sandi Davidson
Florida's Realty LLC - Lehigh Acres, FL

Dawn this reminds me of a situation I got myself into once.  I left my wallet at home by accident, and realized this after I got on the turnpike, with toll due at the exit.  I pulled over and scoured through my car, under the mats...in all of those places you discussed, and come up with enough money to pay the toll, plus 10 cents!  Your car must be way more clean than mine!



Jun 14, 2011 06:26 PM #1
Warren Veach
State Continuing Education (StateCE) - Plano, TX

Hi Dawn,

Sometimes we find the oddest things that make a mark on our day. It wouldn't have surprised me though that if someone had offered to help you find what you were lokking for, they would have had a paperclip in their pocket or purse.


Have a GREAT day,


Jun 14, 2011 06:33 PM #2
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Dawn, you are a strange person and I don't think we would have it any other way!

Here you go... 

Jun 14, 2011 06:33 PM #3
Kat Palmiotti
Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Ha, I totally get that!  It is a law that whatever we're looking for will turn up in multiples when we no longer need it.  :-)

Jun 14, 2011 06:54 PM #4
Kathryn Acciari
RE/MAX Professional Associates, with offices in Sturbridge, Charlton, Auburn, Spencer, and Shrewsbury - Sturbridge, MA
Realtor - Sturbridge MA Real Estate

Sometimes it's the little things that make us stop.  A paper clip, a hair clip, a chip clip - when you need one they are nowhere to be found!

Jun 14, 2011 08:11 PM #5
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Dawn - now I can look at paperclips in a new way. I once worked for an organisation where paperclips were forbidden ~ seems like major paperwork had become attached to something minor, accidently of course.

Jun 14, 2011 08:37 PM #6
Linda Graves Arnold
Coldwell Banker Gundaker-St. Louis, MO - Chesterfield, MO
St. Louis Real Estate Pro - 314-422-2762 - Referr
Seems like Murphy's law always kicks in doesn't it?! All over a paperclip!
Jun 14, 2011 11:46 PM #7
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
AR., MO., or OK. "Your Market Professional"

Isn't it interesting on the things we take for granted until their gone...

Jun 15, 2011 07:54 AM #8
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Ah, the lowly paperclip, it has become a colorful accoutrement to our contracts.  Richard Carlson would be proud of you Dawn!

Jun 15, 2011 08:54 AM #9
Donna Foerster
Cherry Creek Properties, LLC - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

Too funny Dawn, I've had similar experiences.  They are EVERYWHERE when you don't want one, then when you do, they are nowhere to be found.  Great post!

Jun 15, 2011 10:29 AM #10
Diane McDermott
Realtor®, GRI, Landis e2 Real Estate, LLC - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte NC Real Estate Market

I've done that looking for a pen, though I limited the search to my car - dicsovered I have quite a collection under the seats!

Jun 15, 2011 03:39 PM #11
Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

I guess I am not alone in this kind of a predicament!  HA!

Jun 15, 2011 10:35 PM #12
Kelli Wall
Coldwell Banker Taylor Real Estate - Idabel, OK
Realtor - Idabel,Oklahoma 74745

I love that Nick posted a pic of all those paperclips... and just reading this made me glance at my stash of paperclips on my desk in delight!

Jun 15, 2011 11:52 PM #13
Mykel Martin
(909) 476-9600 ~ www.WeLoveRanchoCucamonga.com - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
The TCR Group at Keller Williams Realty

LOL - well it goes to show that some of the little things we take for granted can be really important sometimes!

Jun 16, 2011 02:50 AM #14
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