When given our first key as a young person, spontaneously we lose it. Is it any wonder so many kids have a key dangling from their necks. You search the house, frantically lifting and turning every object within arms reach. You swore you left them hanging from a hook on the wall in your room. Now your mind desperately tries to retrace your steps in a near futile attempt to remember where you left your key.
Personally I believe diabolical gnomes have targeted our keys along with sunglasses, phones and socks, in an evil plot to drive all of us slowly insane. Or at least waste some of our time searching for these misplaced items.
Another frequently misplaced object for those of us who are handy and frequently perform repairs is tools. I have spent much time searching and cursing for a lost wrench or screw driver, only to find it right where I left it. Of course where else would it be, but in the last place I looked.
Does anyone look further than the last place? If so what exactly would you be searching for? But I digress.
These thoughts occurred to me recently when I opened an electrical panel and found an Allen wrench left in the neutral terminal. Did the electrician frantically search for this lost wrench on the next job when it came time to tightened down a terminal? Did he remember on the way home that evening and simply thought it not worth the trouble to return and retrieve the wrench?
One can never know, but I wonder how long before he found his keys.