I’m always misplacing things.

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It’s Monday and I haven’t had my coffee.

I’m a bit of an absent-minded professor when it comes to certain things.

Things like

nail clippers, which I seem to replace every 4 months or so because I’ve lost the last pair. Then, I find the other sets a few days after buying the new pair. Unfortunately, I store them all together, thinking I’ll remember where they are. I do not remember, and the cycle repeats

yellow highlighters, but only the yellow ones. Orange, green, or blue? No problem – they stay neatly in their holder. The yellow ones will simply disappear, and of course it’s the yellow ones I use to highlight the really important information.

post-it notes, which I use to mark quotes in books when I can’t find the yellow highlighter. And I don’t want to leave them in the book for too long or the chemicals in the glue will start to turn the page unwanted colors or remove the ink altogether. That’s one reason I only buy 3M brand post-its.

books, but given that I normally read 3-5 books at a time and have a bad habit of not returning them to the shelves this is really perfectly understandable. The problem occurs when I want to read the book again and I can’t find it. “It’ll turn up eventually,” Krystal says. So far, she’s been right, with one exception: it’s been over a year since I’ve last seen Good Omens. I recently bought a new copy, but I’m waiting to see if the old one turn up now that I’ve actually spent money on replacing it. It probably won’t turn up until the new one is worn enough that I can’t return it.

key rings, one of which I’ve lost twice for a period of more than 6 months simply by walking in the door and placing them . . . somewhere. Currently, they’re still MIA.

my debit card, which I’ve really only misplaced twice and only truly lost once. However, that one time I only went through a drive-thru and by the time I got home it was gone. Replacing it was easy enough, but going without my primary means of payment for five days was rough.

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What’s annoying you today?

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