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The cluelessness of the Wombat - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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The cluelessness of the Wombat
I’m home from a night at work, watching the rerun of last night’s darts championship coverage, and the Wombat & Daughter-Dear have gone into town for last-minute Xmas shopping.

The phone rang a few minutes ago. Wombat: “My watch has fallen off somewhere. When you go to bed could you check it for the watch? I can’t think of anywhere else it could have come off except in bed.”

It’s a cordless phone, it was a gap between darts matches, and so I went straight upstairs and checked the bed. No watch.

“Oh,” said the Wombat. “Where else could it be? It must be near the bed on my side. Unless it came off when I was scraping ice off the car.”

The watch is one I bought her as a birthday present and it’s pretty special. Incredibly slim and rather beautiful. Definitely not something either of us would be happy about losing. I was about to head off outside to look at the space where the car had been when the Wombat said “I’ve found it. Daughter-Dear's just pointed out that I’m wearing it.”

I asked her how she could lose a watch she was wearing.

She replied “I was looking on the wrong wrist.”
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kazzy_cee From: kazzy_cee Date: December 23rd, 2010 11:01 am (UTC) (Link)
ozma914 From: ozma914 Date: December 23rd, 2010 11:02 am (UTC) (Link)
cat63 From: cat63 Date: December 23rd, 2010 11:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I will not mock, as I am something of a Doer Of Daft Things myself.

And besides, I'm still giggling at one of my other LJ friends, who, in a befuddled state of flu, put the laundry on top of her lizard's tank and the lizard's dinner of lettuce in the washing machine....
gamiila From: gamiila Date: December 23rd, 2010 11:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank God for that! As you say, it is a lovely watch (I've seen her wearing it in pictures) and it would have been a shame had she really lost it.
ffutures From: ffutures Date: December 23rd, 2010 12:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've done things like that, so no mockery here.
quinara From: quinara Date: December 23rd, 2010 12:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've definitely been known to do the odd 'where are my glasses? ... Oh, I'm wearing them (god, my eyes are taking a long time to wake up today)', so I definitely laugh with instead of at when I say HEE!
From: arclevel Date: December 24th, 2010 12:13 am (UTC) (Link)
I do the opposite. I go to remove my glasses to get into bed or the shower, only to find that I'm grasping at my cheekbone and forehead, and maybe *that's* why everything's so blurry!
quinara From: quinara Date: December 24th, 2010 12:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, that's reassuring when that happens! The other way round is just a bit depressing...
kathyh From: kathyh Date: December 23rd, 2010 12:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've lost my glasses on the end of my nose, so I can't say anything :)
cal_turner From: cal_turner Date: December 23rd, 2010 01:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee! :D
gillo From: gillo Date: December 23rd, 2010 01:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
She is wonderful. She is also very likely to get her revenge by telling us stories about you. ::sits back expectantly. With popcorn::
curiouswombat From: curiouswombat Date: December 23rd, 2010 01:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, no - after all you all know about the cheese that looked like ham, and the amazing discovery that you can turn things over and toast them on both sides under the grill. Not to mention alternative uses for the breadbasket...

And I have to admit that I still didn't actually notice I was wearing it - D-d said, as I spoke on my phone to him, "Mum... You're wearing it!"
slaymesoftly From: slaymesoftly Date: December 23rd, 2010 02:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
ah, ah - not mocking the Wombat. I can totally relate and sympathize with the whole thing.
petzipellepingo From: petzipellepingo Date: December 23rd, 2010 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
ayinhara From: ayinhara Date: December 23rd, 2010 03:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I could do that too!
miso_no_tsuki From: miso_no_tsuki Date: December 23rd, 2010 03:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Been there,done that.
When I was in Kyoto with serena_inverse I staggered down to breakfast put my hand out to collect my miso soup and rice balls and noticed I did not have my engagement ring on. *Panicked* Since we are without bilingual guide and I knew damn well my Japanese wasn't anywhere equal to the task of asking the hotel staff about it. The ring has never left my finger except for hospital stays so *uber-panics and flails*.
Daughter suggests going upstairs and looking in room, so up I go.After searching admittedly minuscule floor area and bathroom (also mini-mini-scule) Looks in bag where I put my earrings and stuff at night.There is ring.*collapses with relief*.Apparently I just took it off and stashed it on autopilot the night before. Short term memory? What Short term memory?
And a merry Xmas to you all!

Edited at 2010-12-23 03:48 pm (UTC)
From: averageshmoe Date: December 23rd, 2010 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
You are a brave, brave man to post this and thanks for sharing.
vikingprincess From: vikingprincess Date: December 23rd, 2010 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm sure that if I didn't absolutely require my glasses to see, that sort of thing would happen to me quite often. I lost them on the (two foot square) bathroom counter the other day while applying makeup, and had to have my husband find them for me (because Braille wasn't working - so once I had them, the next step was to clean off the counter!).
curiouswombat From: curiouswombat Date: December 23rd, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Speaker to Customers relies on his wife under such circumstances... Well usually...
vikingprincess From: vikingprincess Date: December 23rd, 2010 05:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
*grin* I have been known to point out to my husband, as he searches for a pencil, that he has one behind each ear already.
fenchurche From: fenchurche Date: December 23rd, 2010 04:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

Although it sounds like the sort of thing I'd do...
drakontaskyria From: drakontaskyria Date: December 23rd, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
We women have our own logic and it's up to men to learn it and understand it - the same way we do theirs! ;-)
cordykitten From: cordykitten Date: December 23rd, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
We are all a prisoner of our habits *g*
At last it wasn't lost.
desdemonaspace From: desdemonaspace Date: December 23rd, 2010 10:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee! That sounds exactly like something I'd do. Sounds like a lovely watch, too!
wildecate From: wildecate Date: December 24th, 2010 10:31 am (UTC) (Link)
v_chan_paradise From: v_chan_paradise Date: January 3rd, 2011 09:46 am (UTC) (Link)

Pandora's Boxer

Just a short post to say some people are still longing to see the next book of this fabulous story.
Go on with your great writing!!!

Happy new year!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: January 3rd, 2011 10:06 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Pandora's Boxer

Thank you, but I'm afraid they'll be disappointed. I've no intention of writing the follow-up. My writing has taken different directions, and I'm no longer interested in doing rewrites of Seasons 5 and 6, and the Season 8 comics have dealt a fatal blow to my Spuffy leanings. The only non-crossover story I'm interested in continuing is 'Came the Thunder'.
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