Monday, February 20, 2012
$5.60 plus tax at Sears
That is a brand new metal punch for the moment still in its wrapper. I already have one the same size but it's somewhere not to be found inside my walk-in locker room downstairs in the apartment building packed to the gills. 'Not to be found.' As in, this time I didn't even bother to look for it, just so happens it's a metal punch on this particular occasion. Is $5.60 worth the anguish of searching for hours and not finding the older metal punch only because it got dark and there's no light bulb in the walk-in locker room? People living in houses with lots of storage space just don't know what they're missing. As far as storage, apartment living is akin to living aboard a boat (ship) in a harbor. The locker room is not adjoined on the floor plan. With a boat in a harbor, at least those moored to a slip, you don't have to paddle the dory to shore .... but in an apartment building you have to take the elevator downstairs. It's a back and forth routine, on a weekly if not daily basis. The question is, is a missing item du jour not upstairs because I left it in the locker room. Then later, it evolves into, "Is the paritcular item not in the locker room because I left it upstairs?" because it's nowhere to be found in the locker room. Where is it not?