If you were a 4-foot long metal pole, where would you be?

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Or, more accurately, if you were a complete moron like I am, where would you have stashed said pole to keep it away from the kids?
I have a tapestry to hang in my living room. It has a decorative metal pole from which to hang it. I have had the tapestry a while but only just yesterday decided to hang it up. I started getting prepared…..and realized I have no frigging idea where the pole went.
I do remember that JZ was playing with it a while back. It is pretty heavy and solid metal so I took it away from him and put it…..somewhere. Now I can’t find it. I have looked in both hallway closets, under all the furniture, behind all the furniture, in the sunroom and in my bedroom closet. I am now out of places to look and it hasn’t turned up yet. All that remains is one of the finials that screws on the end of it, which is sitting on my mantle, looking forlorn.
Seriously, how can you lose a four-foot long metal pole???
Oh yes, and if anyone finds my short-term memory? I’d really appreciate having it back. Thanks.

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About msmaryb

I'm a native Californian who lives in Oklahoma. I'm a full-time student, pursuing a Bachelors in Anthropology, following which I hope to attain a Masters in Archaeology. I have three kids, one husband, no pets, and a lot of friends - most of whom live inside my computer. I love to read, write, watch tv (shut up, we can't all be brain surgeons), shop, and travel. I'm trying to set foot in all 50 states before I die. I have 38, so far. I love the Beatles and Maroon 5, and if you think those two things are incongruous, well, they are. But that's me. When I love something, I love it 100%. I don't do anything halfway. I want to know everything there is to know, so I'm trying to cram as much into my brain as I can in the short amount of time I'm allotted in this dimension.

3 responses »

  1. NighOwl Mary in: The Mystery of The Missing Pole
    Interesting. I have a couple of possible theories.
    1) you put a wig,some clothes and lipstick on it, it’s sitting in a chair in the living room, disguised as your Aunt Linda. That’s why you keep passing by the pole. You think she’s just been asleep all this time
    2) you melted the pole down and sold the melted, liquified and then cooled metal for…pennies on the open worthless metal market
    3) In a fit of anger towards someone who deserved it, you stuck that pole where the sun don’t shine
    4) When you weren’t paying attention, the pole became sentient, complete with feelings and awareness, rolled out of the house to the nearest choo choo and hopped on board with the ultimate destination being a return to it’s native country of:
    I can’t say it. It’s TOO corny. YOU figure it out. WHERE would a pole originate from?

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