Huzzah for honest people and for the BYU Lost and Found!! Some time last week I left my two ASL textbooks on campus, and some kind soul (bless them) turned them into the Lost and Found. I don't even know where I left them (!) but I am extremely grateful that I was able to get them back, and promptly at that, in spite of my name not being written in them. And, unfortunately, this isn't even the first time in the past 2 months I've graced the BYU Lost and Found with my presence! On March 24, I received an email with this as the subject: "From BYU Lost and Found -- PLEASE READ!!" Boy was that email an answer to prayer - someone had turned in my school binder with notes and projects in it (I don't know where I left that either). I am seriously so spacey sometimes. It is very, very fortunate that I live in a place where people are generally honest and generally don't take things that aren't theirs. Corey very rarely misplaces things (no fair). It seems like I'm destined to lose something and everything.
Supporting Evidence (the list kept getting longer and longer as I kept typing!!)
We have yet to make a copy of the key to Corey's car. (It has been on my to-do list for months. Don't judge.) The lack of multiple keys is annoying sometimes, but it just requires a bit more coordination of schedules, planning, and passing around of the key. Corey has admitted to me that when he takes the key off his key ring and gives it to me, he's always a little wary and worried that he'll never see it again (and therefore the car will be useless). And I can't blame him. I'll forget about the key and leave it in the bottom of my bag or in my coat pocket.
I go to school without my textbook, I leave things at my family's, I leave jackets at parties, etc etc etc.
One time in high school I had no clue where my wallet was for 5 or 6 months. Then one day I found it - in the backseat of my car. (he he)
Last summer, I lost my keys the week before I moved out of Monticello Apts and couldn't find them so I had to pay a $50 key replacement fee! Boo. I never found that set of keys.
I've lost my driver's license, social security card, my BYU ID, and my jump drive multiple times. One time I found my jump drive in my makeup/cosmetic bag with all my hair stuff. ???
Once Dad was giving a fireside up at Aspen Grove, and my sister Becca and I went up to play a musical number. I didn't realize until we pulled into the driveway to our home that I had left my flute on a picnic table back at Aspen Grove. My only consolation was that since Becca had her permit she was able to get another hour or so of night driving in for her driving hours...
A couple weeks ago Corey, Kim, and I went up to Sandy for a Jerusalem reunion at one of the service missionary couple's home. I forgot my jacket and my camera there. Luckily, Angie, who hadn't left yet, was kind enough to bring them back safely for me.
One time last fall when I was engaged I looked down and my ring wasn't on my finger. My stomach dropped. I searched, Corey searched, two or three of my roommates searched, and we eventually found it - in my box of Jerusalem souveneirs. We promptly got it resized (I haven't lost it since :).
I used to misplace my temple recommend all the time until Corey kindly suggested to me that if I ALWAYS kept it in my wallet, I'd never not have it. (Unless I lost my wallet, which is entirely possible and has happened many times before.) Always keeping your recommend in your wallet sounds so easy and logical...I guess it's just too easy... Since making it one of my New Year's Resolutions to keep it in my wallet, I haven't misplaced it once this year! (Except for when I've lost my wallet, which doesn't count.) I'm pretty sure that's a record streak, thanks to Corey's logical influence. :)
I'm really grateful Corey decided to marry me even though I lose stuff all the time. I can easily imagine that it would be pretty annoying having to ask, "Where was the last place you saw it?" and "When was the last time you used it?" multiple times a week. What a gent - and an extremely patient one at that.