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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. " I just had it a few minutes ago " o_O

    Saturday I was at my pal Dave's buttoning up the dash on the sedan and I took the specialty nut off the under dash light switch on the work bench, covered the piece of metal with black vinyl and went to put the switch back in place and spent the next 30 minutes looking for that damn nut.

    I dug through a big tray of extra odds & ends trying to find something that would work but to no avail, this tale ends up with a trip to the parts store.

    How in the world can you loose something you just had in your hand? HRP
     
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  2. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    A few days ago I was walking around the house looking for my keys......... They were in my hand. WTF:eek:
     
  3. rustydusty
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
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    Gremlins... They have infested my shop also!
     
  4. bdynpnt
    Joined: Feb 9, 2009
    Posts: 354

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    I spend more time looking for stuff than I do actually working .my kids claim its old-timers disease

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  5. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
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    from Tracy, CA

    I go through boxes sometimes and find stuff I bought already because I didn’t remember buying it the first time. :oops:
     
  6. I've purchased parts in the past and misplaced them waiting until I get around to installation but loosing them within a few minutes is just insane. HRP
     
  7. I have a major garage clean out planned because of that.
     
  8. VANDENPLAS
    Joined: Dec 14, 2009
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    I do it all the time!!
    “ this part is very special /expensive I’m going to put it here so I don’t forget ....... 2.3 minutes later WHETE IN THE F$&K IS IT !!!!!!!


    I do it at work with safety glasses on my head all the time !


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  9. I took a buddy on his first deer hunt years ago. He showed up in full camo, I never saw him again.
     
  10. Will this be on this season's episode of " Missing without a trace" ? :D HRP
     
  11. Gray Ford
    Joined: Oct 18, 2008
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    Gray Ford
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    from Illinois

    He's there .....You just can't see him ....o_O
     
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  12. bdynpnt
    Joined: Feb 9, 2009
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    I cleaned out the back seat of my everyday driver and found tools I had given up on finding ,I thought my son in law had borrowed

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  13. As far as I know his truck is still parked at the camp.........but that was in camouflage also.
     
  14. ken bogren
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    About a year ago I lost my favorite flash light while working on my F100. Last week I dropped to keys to my DD on the floor and while picking them up I spotted the flashlight under the DD drivers seat.

    I have no idea how it got there.
     
  15. Speed~On
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
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    I have adjustable coil overs on my rearend. I had pulled one of the pins out to make an adjustment. Somehow in the 1 minute it was out it grew legs and ran away. I called Speedway, "no problem, we'll send you a replacement".

    This is where a .25 cent pin, turns into a $3,200 pin.

    The Speedy Delivery truck backs up my driveway....and keeps going...into my garage door. Hits so hard it knocks the door on our ceiling that leads to the rafters off. The door lands on my wife's truck, denting the hood. After a new double garage door and payoff for a new hood compliments of Speedy Delivery, I got my .25 cent pin. :D
     
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  16. landseaandair
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
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    from phoenix

    A lot of times it's in the drawer where you grabbed the last tool you used. Had a bunch of stuff go missing over a period of time years ago and later found that a pack rat had hitchhiked in a '36 Ford I got and stashed it all under the workbench.
     
  17. bdynpnt
    Joined: Feb 9, 2009
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    Dam , All you guys are making me feel more normal for a long time I have thought it was just Me lol

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  18. Oldioron
    Joined: Dec 12, 2018
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    One day I was going to do a gas steel weld on a small part, I got interrupted by a customer and after I finished I could not find my goggles. I looked for an hour until I had to take a piss and stopped to wash up, the f'n goggles were on my forehead.
     
  19. lake_harley
    Joined: Jun 4, 2017
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    Two stories....

    A few years ago I built an all wood ultralight plane. It took about 1,000 hours labor of which I maintain 200 were spent looking for a screwdriver.

    When putting the 215 Olds together for my T roadster I looked for an entire day for the intake manifold/valley cover combo thingie. I finally gave up and ordered another but in reality I guess it was the first one.

    I think looking for something we think we have might be worse than looking for a missing part.
     
  20. King ford
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    If you still know what it's for your still OK!...I f you pick up a part or a tool or..your car keys and don't know what they are for your in deep shit!...
     
  21. Rich S.
    Joined: Jul 22, 2016
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    Every time I look for something I need right now. I always find something that I needed last week.


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  22. Stogy
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  23. I do it everyday at work. Today was my voltage tester. When I found it I recall sitting it there because nature called. :oops:
     
  24. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
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    When I was fooling with VW bugs, I walked to my private junkyard I had at the time to get a part off of a junker. Seen a green bug I didn’t remember buying. Asked my son, he said no wonder you don’t remember buying it, I did, but you helped me haul it home! I had totally forgotten that little fact....
     
  25. LOU WELLS
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    If I Don't Place Items High And Visible They Are Gonzo... 993a82575da4a1d6dd18cf411e23ed71.jpg
     
  26. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
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    Mmmmmm.....something else we all have in common. Everything above only repeat, repeat and repeat again.:eek::D
     
  27. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
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    For me it’s keys... I have my lock shop on speed dial. Lost one set of keys to the DD, thought I needed two sets, went to my lock shop, many dollars later I have two sets. Looked under the seat of other DD several months later.... now have three sets of keys.... fast forward to today...... back to one set of keys! House keys... we buy by the dozen! Lol




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  28. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
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    from Michigan

  29. Speed~On
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
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    This is a great thread HRP in that we can all relate. When it happens to me (as it all too often does) I feel like the worlds biggest idiot. It's nice to know I'm not the only one spending half my day looking around my garage for something I just set down. Maybe next time I won't cuss so much, knowing I'm not alone:D
     
  30. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    when I go because I need small stuff like nuts'n'bolts I always buy more than I need - hopefully when I lose one next time I remember to look in my parts drawers before heading to parts store, again - always wonder why companies that sell new epoxy floor coating offer decorative "sprinkles" to add to finish - only makes it that much harder to see a small washer, etc laying on floor - yesterday got in car and looked around for sunglasses - turned out already had put them on
     

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