by Karen J Mossman
I went shopping one day and came away with lots of things I hadn’t to buy, as you do. One was a pair earring. I usually wear dangly one, but this time I bought some stud ones. As I was going to visit my mum and my earring and necklace, I decided not to wear the new ones. I did, however try them on in the bathroom
Later I rang my sister to see how she was going on with her new baby. This was back in 1999 and we had one of the new mobile house phones – ones without a wire. So we chatted on this for quite a while.
As I drove to my mum’s house, my daughter asked why I wasn’t wearing my poppy. She was with me when we bought ones for £2 each. I looked and it consisted of a green stalk and a pin. Don’t you just hate it when that happens?
When I reached mum’s house, she said, “Do you know you have lost an earring?” I’d only put one of them back in.
Later I went into my handbag for my phone and instead, there was the house phone. I must have dropped it in my bag instead of putting back when I spoke to my sister.
On another occasion I was getting dressed in the morning. I put on a big cardigan and went downstairs, I was thinking how it was heavier than normal and when I got to the bottom realised a velcro strapped shoe had attached itself.
Later, I was about to take the dog for a walk and as I stood in the hallway, I leaned down to clip on her lead.
I was looking through an old diary and came across this from 2006.
“Last night I was the last one up and crept up the stairs to the bathroom in darkness. I finished cleaning my teeth and as I turned away something hit me in the back.
I squealed and spun round only to realise my dressing gown belt had caught on the door of the cupboard. As I turned away it had opened and smacked me on the behind.
I felt so silly.
Do these sort of things happen to you? It can’t be just me, surely.