LOST IN SPACE
How do you lose something that never left the house? It happened last week and it is driving me crazy.
Three weeks ago I bought a golf GPS toy. This toy tells you the distance from your ball to the front of the green and the middle of the green and works at virtually any golf course in the country. It also allows you to measure the distance of any shot you hit. It is a great golf toy. It cost me $105, and was worth every cent.
Now I have played golf for 50+ years without this technology and never had any issues. Suddenly, I need this toy to play golf. I played three rounds with my golf GPS and was loving it. The last time I used it, the battery ran down.
I specifically remember bringing it into the house, charging it to full and bringing it downstairs and putting it in my golf hat with my car keys and wallet where I always put important stuff. Two days later, after Mrs. Cranky cleaned up the room, I went to get my keys, wallet and golf toy as I was playing that day with my old, old friends.
The golf toy was nowhere to be found. I tore the room apart. I searched everywhere, even places where I know I never would have put it…nothing. I may have blown my top a bit.
At first I blamed Mrs. C as she cleaned up the room, but Mrs. C NEVER throws anything away. It simply disappeared. I know for sure it was in the house. I know for sure it never left the house. It is nowhere to be found.
I found an old harmonica that I forgot ever had. I found ski gloves that I thought were left in the snow. I found sunglasses I never knew I had. I found $15.65 I didn’t know I lost. I found bank statements, candy that was three years old, missing nail clippers and a napkin autographed by Soupy Sales, but no GPS golf toy.
HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN? DOES THIS HAPPEN TO ANYONE ELSE?
After 50+ years of playing golf without a similar toy, suddenly I cannot play without it.
I went to Dick’s and bought a new one yesterday. Instead of black I bought it in ugly green…easier to find when lost. I expect I will find the lost one any day now.
On the plus side, Dick’s sold the same toy that cost $105 at Golfsmith’s, for $80.