Thursday, June 26, 2008

Wasting time...

I spent 4 hours on and off today playing my least favorite game, Find the Mail Key. We live in a neighborhood where the mailboxes are grouped together in locked boxes. When we moved in the previous owners only gave us one key to our mailbox because apparently we are not the only ones who have a hard time keeping up with the keys.

I could go to the post office and get them to put in a new lock and give me 2 keys but that would involve me going to the post office of my own free will and waiting 3 days for them to install the new lock. I'd rather have flaming bamboo shoved under my finger nails. So instead I tore apart my house for hours. We dug through the trash, checked under all the furniture, checked our cars, etc.

I finally gave up and sat in my recliner to check my email and thought I should check the chair one last time. I had already moved it earlier to look underneath but this time I popped it up and looked with a flashlight. There in the wood frame I saw a tiny glint of gold. The key was wedged in the wood frame in such a way that it would not have fallen through. Grrr.....4 hours of my life. What a waste.

8 comments:

LL said...

Wasting time drives me crazy too, but at least you found it! There is no greater time suck than the United States Postal Service.

Marmarbug said...

UGH! I hate when crap like that happens!

Haley said...

What is it about keys that makes them want to hide from us in the most ridiculous area of our homes???

Glad you found it at least.

Stephanie said...

HA! This sounds like something that would happen to me!

abrightfuture said...

So frustrating!!!!!1

Cee said...

oh no- sorry! I HAD looking for keys, I always lose mine!!

Indy said...

This always happened to me in college. So, I tied a HUGE, HUGE ribbon on it. I never lost it b/c it was so bright. Glad you found it!

jpandtheboys said...

Going to the post office is one of my least favorite errors if not the least... I avoid it at all costs!! Congratulations on finding the key! :)