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.