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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 10:19 PM
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Proof that the house-gnomes hid my car keys
I swear to gawd those little devil's run around the house hiding my stuff, especially my keys. I had a hell of a morning this morning. I was up late with insomnia. Then slept through the alarm and was running late anyway. And when I got to the front door and reached onto the table next to it to pick up my house keys, car keys, and badge...the car keys were missing. I tore the fucking house apart for a half hour looking for them. Ended up an hour late to work because I couldn't find them and had to take the bus.

So, tonight I've been tearing the house apart AGAIN and no luck for a couple of hours.

So, I did laundry a couple of nights ago and there's a basket of clean clothes sitting in the front room just waiting for me to put them all away. I went through that basket at least twice this morning and a couple more times tonight. But what the hell, I decided to go through it one more time. The keys were in there. The reason I didn't find them before is because they weren't hiding in with the clothes. Oh no...they had apparently fallen off the table, into the laundry basket, down through all the clothes...and were inside the box with the fabric softener sheets.

There's only one way they could have gotten there...the house gnomes hid them. :-)
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 10:21 PM
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1. A suggestion to make your life easier.
I keep a second car key in my purse at all times. Of course, that would not have helped you with the house key or badge, but....
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 10:28 PM
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3. Probably a good idea
My extra set of keys right now...they're over at my best friend's house. :-) That should tell you everything you need to know about how likely we think I am to put my spare set somewhere where I'll remember where I put them. :-)
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 10:30 PM
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5. I keep a third set of car keys in a drawer in the house.
Plus extra house keys. The next-door neighbor has a house key as well. As do my sister and niece, although they live 20-odd miles away.

Happy you found your keys.
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 10:41 PM
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7. One of the down sides...
of apartment living is that I don't ever have neighbors long enough to get to know them well enough to let them have a spare set of keys.

And thanks. I'm pretty excited about finding them. Wasn't looking forward to having to go all the way out to the best friend's house on the bus to admit I'm a dork and get her to take me to go get another set of keys made...again. :-)
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Lostmessage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 10:23 PM
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2. You need a clapper device on those keys
They sell a device like that clap on clap off light switch that locates your keys.
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camero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 10:29 PM
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4. Psst...They hide your socks too.
:)
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 10:31 PM
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6. And my underwear...
"house gnomes" was just a more polite way of referring to the "underwear gnomes". They've just branched out into other areas of the house over time.
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absyntheNsugar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 10:44 PM
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8. Step one - steal keys
Step three - make millions of dollars!!!
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 10:46 PM
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9. Err...what would be...
step two? I'm almost scared to know. ;-)
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 10:59 PM
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10. Darn those critters.
They leave my keys alone. They never bother themselves with my socks or underwear. But they take my pens. I bring dozens of pens into my home every month and darned if the gnomes don't take them and build household furnishings from them or something.
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 11:05 PM
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11. Don't get me started about pens.
Every time I pick up a pen at work...it runs out of ink. Doesn't matter if it's just out of the box. It's still out of ink. I think the gnomes follow me to work. They drink the ink...or bathe in it...or use it to write letters to Santa Claus. :shrug:
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 11:45 PM
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12. They use it as birth control
but it's not very effective. Can you say Smurfs? Sure. I knew you could.
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 12:33 AM
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13. Smurfs are three apples high
(who says the O.C. is worthless)
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