Poof! It’s Gone!

My wife and I have both accepted the fact that sometimes things, of their own accord, just vanish never to be seen again. In fact, we’ve learned to laugh about it. Often this will happen when we lay something down and make a conscious effort to remember where we put it. When we return and look for it—it has disappeared. Thus we have developed the “Vanishing Stuff Theory.” Once you accept that some things are manufactured by companies that build in the vanishing formula there is nothing a human can do to reverse it.

For instance, the Apple Company is well known in our house for using this technique. I can consciously place my tiny iPod on the kitchen counter—and the next day it will have vanished. We have learned that there is no amount of searching that will recover it. Fortunately, many of the things produced with this built-in “dissolving into thin air” component are relatively cheap and can be replaced. However, my wife placed a diamond ring I had given her some years ago on the bathroom counter – and it disappeared over night.

So you must remember to only buy BIG things because many small things are destined to vanish after a certain period of time. Like built-in obsolescence the Vanish Component is a fairly new technique, but companies using some unknown formula have programmed it to increase and become more powerful with the owner’s age. So as one becomes older the vanishing phenomenon becomes more common. From now on I will be tying large ropes to small things and securing them to solid structures. It’s the only way to remain sane and keep your stuff.

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About johnbeckmanbooks

John Beckman, a retired meteorologist, was known as “Johnny the Weatherman” in a career that spanned forty years. He forecasted the weather on WSJS-TV in Winston-Salem, NC, at WFGA-TV in Jacksonville, FL, and for thirty-three years in Atlanta at WSB-TV and WXIA-TV. Also a well published author Beckman now devotes full time to writing fiction. He currently has several eBooks on Amazon.com, "Tropical Knights," first in a series of adventure/mysteries about a sailor and his lovely CIA cohort on a mission to save America. Now available the sequel, and second in the series: "Tropical Daze." The third Jack & Amy adventure is "Tropical Rage" which became available on 30 April 2014. All of his books are highlighted on http://johnbeckmanbooks.com and available from Amazon.com. . .
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