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    Actual footage of a 10mm socket disappearing


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    I hate it when that happens! Even worse is that I sometimes can't remember where my 'safe place' is, that or the Blue Guys forget to move stuff.
    My only hope is that I find my 'safe place' before I die.

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    It may be that I am reading this while really tired or my mind is just somewhere else but Norton your comment has me thinking I walked into the middle of a conversation and have no context. What is this "safe place" of which you speak and who are the Blue Guys?

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    The safe place is where you put something you don't want to lose track of, and it is SO SAFE that even YOU can't find it again!
    And the blue guys is a reference to an old Twilight Zone episode called " a matter of minutes" . where there are invisible (to us) men in blue jumpsuits who move objects near us from one "frame" of time to the next.
    So when you set a wrench down for example, then reach for it a microsecond later and it's not there, then you stand up and it is there, the blue men were just a few moments behind schedule.

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    Well, that will teach you not to use metric sockets. I never lost an "inch" socket.
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    Norton...I used to have the 'safe place' problem, but constructed a box hanging from the 12' ceiling on a thin rope and pulley! Voila, no more lost pieces...but I still find myself on the floor with a magnet bar looking for the 'Jesus clip' or 3mm washer or #4 screw that the Blue Guys knock off the bench...cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredFAE View Post
    The safe place is where you put something you don't want to lose track of, and it is SO SAFE that even YOU can't find it again!
    And the blue guys is a reference to an old Twilight Zone episode called " a matter of minutes" . where there are invisible (to us) men in blue jumpsuits who move objects near us from one "frame" of time to the next.
    So when you set a wrench down for example, then reach for it a microsecond later and it's not there, then you stand up and it is there, the blue men were just a few moments behind schedule.
    I knew I was tired and distracted. I remember seeing that Twilight Zone episode now. They apparently can move memories around as well :-)

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    Yep, I can relate to all of this. It seems to happen mostly with my glasses I have to wear reading glasses. I told a guy walking by I had left my glasses in my truck. Asked if he could read some fine print on a box of screws. He stood there for a couple seconds seemed to be staring at my shirt. Gave really me a strange look, but he did read it for me. I said thanks. But thought to myself, that was kind of weird. Got to my truck, could not find my glasses....

    They had been hanging from the neck of my shirt the whole time.

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    Ha, Hemmjo, spot on! I can lose a tool in plain sight for quite a while...I usually stop and think about when I last used it and for what...and then it reappears magically! It must be the blue men...cheers and thanks for your input here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Alciatore View Post
    Well, that will teach you not to use metric sockets. I never lost an "inch" socket.
    lol, that is true

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