Monday, January 18, 2016

Just the Tip of the Iceberg

We have a poltergeist living in our house.  We cannot catch him in the act of performing his nefarious tricks, but he is busy.  Worse, he seems to strike with increasing frequency as the weeks
 and months go by.  It is no longer amusing.



In November while BBBH was away vanilla laid a hearing aid on the table next his work station.  The next morning he noted that it was still just where he put it.  No need to wear it, he thought, there is no one here and certainly there is nothing worth watching on the tube.  So he left it.  The day passed and vanilla retired for the night.

The next morning vanilla decided that since he was going to the library that he might utilize the equipment, so going to the table, what?  The hearing aid was not there.  In a certain degree of frustration, looked the house over, wracked his brain for a clue as to whether or not he had moved it and forgotten about it.  After about the third day, vanilla decided that when BBBH returned she would easily locate the lost item.

She came home.  She did not find it.

Then last week vanilla filled out a ten-page admissions questionnaire for the hospital.  There was a line requiring the spouse's signature.  He had her sign it.  She remembers signing it.  A few days later he went to the folder where it should be and it was not there.  It was not on any table, bookshelf, desk, or anyplace else that vanilla and BBBH looked, which was essentially everywhere. Numerous times over the course of many days.

Both items are still missing.

But if I get my hands on the poltergeist, well, mayhem may ensue.

9 comments:

Secondary Roads said...

I bit frustrating . . . or . . maybe a lot.

vanilla said...

Chuck, all part of the test to see if one can keep his cool under pressure. Followup: Contact with the surgical team; response was, "That info is all in the system anyway. Don't worry about it." Relief.

No hearing aid yet, though.

Grace said...

I'm not going to touch this LOL But then there was the story I've told about a pair of glasses that disappeared for 6 months and then turned up in an unlikely place - a place that had been completely emptied out in the initial search. But then again, we knew there was an entity hanging around. So...

vanilla said...

Grace, I read about your entity, so I know there is at least one household that can relate to our frustration.

Lin said...

Ugh. I wish those poltergeists would do stuff like leave us large amounts of money or ice cream in the freezer. Why, oh, why do they mess with us so?

Ilene said...

Did you ever see the movie Gremlins? The were always up to no good. Perhaps your Poltergeist is related to them.

Vee said...

Check the freezer : )

vanilla said...

Lin, it would be nice if they would turn to the bright side.

Ilene, no, I haven't seen that one. I am so out of the pop culture loop.

Vee, oh, we did; not there.

Sharkbytes said...

That thing must have a timeshare with our house.