Tuesday, November 07, 2006

can't have nothing nice

You know how I was complaining about how I can't find the cord for my digital camera, and I wondered how many pairs of gloves I would lose this year? Instead, I appear to have lost my pre-winter coat. With my barely-one-week-old iPod in the pocket. It's gone: nowhere in my house or office. For all I know, it could have been stolen. This is the thing with being somebody who is absent-minded and chronically misplacing things: miscreants could actually be ripping you off all the time, and you just attribute it to your own psychological failings.

Anyway: I am very unhappy about this. Given other demands on my cognitive space, I am trying to repress thinking about it for the time being, although this is harder to do when I go outside and notice how cold it is and how everyone else is wearing a coat.

7 comments:

dorotha said...

i've never lost something as large as a coat. i'm sure that if i had something lik valuable jewelry, it would be gone in no time, but not if it was in the pocket of a coat.

tina said...

Tragic! What kind of iPod was it?

Anonymous said...

No poor people I know routinely lose such high-ticket items. Point: I think you need to give away some of your dough.

Lucy said...

Oh no! I hope it shows up.

Anonymous said...

might you have left it at a coat check somewhere --i often do that this time of year.

rps said...

This makes me unhappy, too. I still am hoping that your jacket (and the iPod in its pocket) will reappear. However, I am happy to go on a trip to the Galleria, should they fail to materialize. Who knows what friends we'll make (and how long we'll have to hang out in the parking garage?!) this time...

Anonymous said...

It's not too cold this week. Retrace your steps ... maybe it's hanging on the back of a chair?