I've lost my home TV remote!
Here is the background, I was at home with my son (3 years old) and my wife was at work. The last time I saw it was around midday when I specifically remember un-pausing my son's TV channel so he could continue watching cebeebies. He had just come back from my mum's as usual on a Sunday and I was getting together some food for his lunch. Now I don't generally lose things, nor do I go off carrying something around the house for no good reason. I also have a very visual memory. I might forget a lot of things people tell me, but I can remember things that I've done quite well. At worst, I would just place it down on a surface randomly which I would find again later within a minute or two. I know, what about my son, he doesn't tend to pickup anything to then go and hide it somewhere, also he was barely out my sight for more than a few minutes until I discovered it was lost just some 2-3 hours later whilst he was asleep on the sofa.
After just a few minutes of searching I had a bad feeling about this. I've lost something and I haven't found it within the usual few minutes. So I start the usual surface checking, looking at the most obvious places, but I still can't find it. Ok, stop now, do something else for a bit and it will turn up. The wife returns home and I tell her the story. At this stage she heavily suspects me, who wouldn't. We both search and find nothing. Ok, time to move the searching onto the next level and leave no stone unturned as she wants to watch TV. Sofa's are pulled out and all crevasses checked multiple times, toys in the room checked, in fact every conceivable space in the room checked even really stupid places are checked. Recheck some regular places just for the sheer hell of it, you never know. I've even shown my son a picture of the remote on the ipad and he just looks at me blankly. I've been through the all the emotions: initial frustration then give-up and think who needs TV anyway and then sometime later think, I'll watch something on TV, oh b*gger, no I can't.
I don't understand where it has gone! It isn't the smallest of remotes and it appears to have just vapourised! It disappeared whilst I was in the house (lounge \ kitchen) within a 2-3 hour period, there is nowhere else to check. I'm struggling to find a logical explanation to where it could have gone!
It's been 2 days now and still no remote. I've looked on ebay, "buy it now" £20 or take a chance on an auction and wait the best part of a week, great! You just know the moment I order one, it will turn up somewhere but it's almost at that stage.
Thanks for listening, I feel a bit better now.