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If you were a pair of glasses, where would you be?

Asked by WillWorkForChocolate (23108points) March 22nd, 2011

My daughter lost her glasses about a week ago, and we can’t find them anywhere. I’ve torn the house apart looking for them, she tore her desk apart, checked the school lost and found, the school office and her bus.

Any ideas where you would be hiding if you were a pair of glasses?

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YoBob's avatar

Under the seat in the car.

JmacOroni's avatar

Unfortunately, the best person to ask has left the site.
In any case, did you check next to, under, or behind the bed/bedside table? Does she wear them all of the time, or only when she is doing something like reading or trying to see the chalkboard? In her backpack? (And just in case this is deja vu, check the bathroom drawer.)

12Oaks's avatar

You didn’t mention an age and if she wears them all the time. These bits of information may help.

ucme's avatar

In the bed chamber making a spectacle of myself.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

We checked the backpack too, she doesn’t have a nightstand, and I looked all over the tiny cranny behind her bed. She has only had them a short time, and kept forgetting to put them on anyway, so it’s hard to say when she might have taken them off and where they might have been put down. She’s 10, and has a terrible problem finding lost things. Sadly, she gets it from me.

@JmacOroni Who the heck left?

erichw1504's avatar

At the bar getting wasted.

SuperMouse's avatar

They might be hanging out with my keys! There are actually some great places to look in this thread. Good luck!

JmacOroni's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate FM. found @Jeruba’s glasses the last time.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@SuperMouse Thank you, Mrs. Married Mouse. If you ever find them, let me know! :P

12Oaks's avatar

Laundry basket? Could have taken off a t-shirt, glasses came off with them, tossed into the basket.

erichw1504's avatar

I would be in the last place you looked.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@12Oaks Nope, it’s been a week so we would’ve found ‘em by now.

etignotasanimum's avatar

Check between the cushions of the couch. I mean, if she wears them while reading. I’ve lost mine there before. Hope you find them, totally sucks losing that sort of thing….

Jude's avatar

Check the trash.

I was looking for my wallet last week, and found it in the outside trash pail.

No idea how that happened.

YARNLADY's avatar

Under the papers on the desk, but not at the bottom, just under the first two or three things.

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DanniDisasterr's avatar

If I were a pair of glasses, i’d hide under the pillow. That seems to be where mine go to on a constant basis.

Kardamom's avatar

Places I have found mine (and for why I now have about 10 pairs from the 99 cents store in every room of my house):

In the bathroom, in a drawer or cabinet where she was looking for something else and left them.

In the refrigerator or freezer where she left them when the phone rang.

In the garage where she went to get a hammer, then the doorbell rang.

In a different purse or fanny pack, because she switched out purses when she went out to dinner with relatives and didn’t want to lug along her huge backpack where she normally keeps them.

The pocket of a jacket. She put them in there, because she didn’t have the big giant back pack where she normally would put them, because she was out to dinner with relatives a few weeks or days back.

In her car, her friend’s car, her dad’s car. That’s where she left them because she kept taking them on and off when she was reading the map, when she went up north to visit the same relatives whom she had dinner with.

On top of the freezer in the garage. She left them there when she was getting a hot pocket and her mother called her in to see the horrible new news item (earthquake, war etc.)

In the laundry room where she left them, when her nephew called her into the living room to look at his lego creation.

On the upstairs bookshelf where she left them, when she was walking through the hall and the next door neighbor came by with some home made cake.

In the drawer next to her mom’s TV watching chair, because mom thought they were her glasses and put them away instead of leaving them out, because the neighbors were coming over with home made cake.

On the ledge of the bathtub with the curtain pulled because that’s where she left them when she was going to run a hot bath and then another neighbor came by with their itinerary for their trip (they were going on vacation in the morning)

In the closet where the vacuum cleaner is kept, because she was about to vacuum the living room when her dad returned home with a huge bag of cat litter and he needed help brining it into the garage.

On the patio table where she left them when she was putting petunias into pots, but then the smoke detector went off in the kitchen where she was making/burning cookies.

In the TV cabinet or drawer where the remote control is kept. Because she kept putting them on and taking them off while she used 3 different remotes to play her nephew’s Spiderman video so that he would stop whining.

On the next door neighbor’s counter where she went to help the neighbor catch his cat to put him in the cat carrier to take him to the vet for his annual checkup. Or on the neighbor’s washing machine for the same reason. Or on the neighbor’s bed or couch or dining room table for the same reason. Or the neighbor’s bathroom counter where she went after the cat scratched her and she had to get a bandaid for the same reason.

JustJessica's avatar

I would hide in plain sight on your head!

YARNLADY's avatar

@Kardamom That sounds like the story of my life. I have worn glasses since I was 5 years old and everyone of those has happened to me.

Coloma's avatar

Yep, in plain sight, like all 4 pairs of my cheater glasses.
One by the computer, one on my nightstand, one in my TV room, one in my car.

Kardamom's avatar

@YARNLADY I’ve also been known to frantically stand at the checkout counter, whilst wearing a pair on top of my head, but searching for them in my purse.

giggidy's avatar

I know glasses are expensive. Mine are about 300 bucks. But it might be time to give up and get a new pair. Once the new ones are delivered you will find the old ones in a stupid place. Congrats, now you have a back-up for the next time they are lost.

A note : Everything hurts when I don’t have my glasses on. I hide in my bed. Now, I have three sets of spares. But I am a drunk that loses them a lot. One back-up should be enough for you.

SpatzieLover's avatar

Behind a book on a book shelf. I do stuff like this with my sunglasses all the time. I have them in my hand, then need to pick something else up and put them down. Then I put the thing back, without first grabbing my sunglasses.

*Note to self, invent small GPS locator to attach to glasses

Kardamom's avatar

@SpatzieLover Like the clapper?

SpatzieLover's avatar

@Kardamom Like you could use your cell phone to track it down…Now hopefully you don’t lose your phone often.

Kardamom's avatar

@SpatzieLover That’s a great idea! You should see if there’s an app for that! If not, you should invent one and then reap the millions.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Near or under my pillow.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Thanks guys, we’ve checked all of those places, even every single one that @Kardamom mentioned. I honestly have no idea where they could be at this point. I suppose I’ll just have to get her a new pair, because we’ve searched literally everywhere.

I’m going to assume they’re out there, somewhere, in the twisting nether, hanging out with @SuperMouse‘s keys.

YARNLADY's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate misuse of the word literally. If you had, you would have found them – since they must be somewhere.

Scooby's avatar

Mine are usually where I left them! :-/

josie's avatar

In the cupboard, next to the pair of coffee cups, and if not there, in the dishwasher.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@YARNLADY I say literally because I have literally checked every single spot in my house now. You gotta kick me when I’m down? You seriously felt a burning need to correct something stupid when I’m having a crappy day? Thanks for the “help”.

SpatzieLover's avatar

Any playgrounds or parks you frequent? Any after school activities?

zenvelo's avatar

Did you check behind the couch? I put mine on top then they fall behind. Under the couch?
Drawers in the bathroom?
In a jacket pocket? The inside pocket?

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Her only after school activities are math tutoring and gymnastics. We’ve checked there. She hasn’t been to the park recently, so they couldn’t be there.

And I really do mean that I have, quite literally, looked everywhere in the house. Behind every book, under all furniture, in the fridge, freezer, opened every drawer, every cabinet, every closet, in the toyboxes, the pantry, the laundry room, the garage, the front and back yards, inside all the coats, robes, jackets, purses, tote bags, suitcases, behind the TV…...

They can’t possibly be anywhere in this house without me having found them today.

SpatzieLover's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate Then I’d suspect they will not turn up again. If none of the lost & founds had them and they aren’t in your home, possibly they got lost at the grocery store or??? Any number of places you could have been.

Did you check all of the tiny spots in the car?

My husband’s great at finding lost things. He uses a bright flashlight while doing the search.

Next, whether you’re religious of not, you could say this:
Something’s lost and can’t be found
Please, St. Anthony, look around.

Kardamom's avatar

Or as the effeminate vampires in The Nightmare Before Xmas asked, when they were looking for Jack Skellington, “Did you check the sarcophagi?”

That movie and that particular line always cracks me up.

Scooby's avatar

Just think back to the last time you had them, sit a while & it’ll just come back to you where they are. :-/ works for me.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@Scooby She’s 10, and has ADD. It’s been just over a week since she lost them; she’d be lucky to remember what she ate for lunch today, LOL.

Scooby's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate

Looks like it’s an insurance job then :-/ they’ll turn up one day….... mine did after I got a new pair…. Lol…...

Scooby's avatar

Oh yeah, mine were sat on top of my book case :-/

YARNLADY's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate Sorry if you were offended. It was just my way of saying you still have a chance to find them, since you haven’t looked where they are yet.

blueiiznh's avatar

I recall explaining this here before but can’t find the question.

The Puca has them. Once they are accepted as missing, they will be returned.

augustlan's avatar

Have you checked your yard? That’s where we finally found my daughter’s iPod (or was it her phone?), after a rain storm. We couldn’t believe the thing still worked! She wears glasses too, and used to lose them all the time. She once lost them in the glasses store, while we were looking for a new pair for her. We got lucky, and found them on a display shelf, among hundreds of other pairs of glasses.

YoBob's avatar

Glasses can be expensive, especially if you buy them from the store in your optometrist office. These guys produce excellent quality glasses for an extremely reasonable price. I have purchased my last two pairs from them and have been very happy. My last pair included a sun shade and progressive lenses and cost me around $30.

With the money you save, you can afford to get 2 or 3 backup pairs, and as any parent knows that is a pretty darned good idea!

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@YARNLADY I wasn’t “offended”; it just seems that you occasionally go out of your way to poke at me when I’m having a bad day, and it’s annoying. Shoo.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@augustlan Yes, I looked all over the front and backyard today. I found a couple of golf balls and a plastic shovel, LOL, but no glasses.

YoBob's avatar

Have you checked the lost and found at your daughters school?

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Yep, spent a good 20 minutes in there, and went through every single pair of glasses that the front office keeps.

cak's avatar

List of places I left mine when I was a kid: (still leave them in odd places, sometimes)

Refrigerator shelf or drawer
closest floor
dresser drawer
bus seat (school bus)
looker at school
desk at school
laundry hamper
under pillow on sofa
nurse’s offc at school, lost and found
Up on a shelf so I wouldn’t drop them.

Supacase's avatar

Is there a piece of furniture they could have fallen behind where you can’t see?

Does she wear them all day and only take them off at night? If not, what is her pattern of wearing them?

YoBob's avatar

Oh, one other hint about ordering glasses on line. Make sure your optometrist includes the PD value (pupillary distance) on your prescription. This is one of those things they often leave off because it is very easy to measure when you purchase your glasses in person and they have a vested interest in making it difficult for you to order through the mail. However, as I understand it, they are required by law to give you a written copy of your prescription including the PD value if you ask for it.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@cak Great ideas, and I’ve already combed them all, LOL. Except for the locker, she doesn’t have one of those yet.

@Supacase I checked behind everything with a flashlight, and looked under everything too. She hadn’t really developed a pattern yet, since she had only had them for a few weeks anyway. She wasn’t in the habit yet of making sure she had them on all the time.

cak's avatar

Bookcase? Car? Garbage can?

I’m trying to remember all of my old places, now my son has glasses. Third week with them, he has adhd and has lost them countless times, already! I wish you the best of luck!

AmWiser's avatar

Man! What a bummer @WillWorkForChocolate. Have you questioned all her classmates. One of them may have seen your daughter put the glasses somewhere or maybe a classmate might be in possession of the glasses.- Good luck.

sliceswiththings's avatar

Under the cat.

Supacase's avatar

On the school bus?

BarnacleBill's avatar

Have you looked under the chair and couch cushions? I usually take mine off to read.

This is a good excuse to have her clean her room.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Does she have a desk at school? Other than that, look under the bed on the right side. Towards the upper part.

augustlan's avatar

Ooh, yeah, @Adirondackwannabe. Stuck between the mattress (or box spring) and the wall. I’ve found loads of stuff there.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Vets know, auggie.

erichw1504's avatar

In the treasure chest.

erichw1504's avatar

Under the porch.

erichw1504's avatar

Next to the lion.

erichw1504's avatar

IN MAH BEELLLLYY!!!

Supacase's avatar

Dresser? Maybe she took them off when she pulled a shirt over her head.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Nope, still nowhere to be found. We asked the bus driver, checked with friends whose houses she’s played at recently, looked all over the garage again… and they can’t get beside her bed, because it’s completely pushed up against the wall, and it’s one of those wood “captain’s beds”. There is a tiny cranny directly beneath the headboard, but I already checked it with a flashlight yesterday, and this morning I pulled it all the way out and looked. Nothing except a few playing cards.

erichw1504's avatar

Did she check her face?

blueiiznh's avatar

you must give them up for lost and stop thinking about them. They are gone.

Once you do that or buy a replacement, they will be found.

Happens all the time.

cak's avatar

@blueiiznh True. I had to do that recently, then I found them in a file cabinet. GRR!!

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@blueiiznh Haha! I’m calling her optometrist today to order a new pair, so maybe that means we’ll find her original pair over the weekend. =0)

blueiiznh's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate i hope so. The, reward yourself in chocolate!

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

LMFAO! So, I was all set to call the optometrist about 4:30 this afternoon after his last patient, and what happens? My daughter runs screaming off the bus at 3:15, holding her glasses. After asking the bus driver about them, he’s apparently searched the bus twice, and the second time, he used a flashlight to poke around in the cracks behind the seats. Her glasses had falled down into a hole between the back cushion and the seat. WOOHOO!

YARNLADY's avatar

* * * Y A Y * * *

SpatzieLover's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate My husband swears by his flashlight method

Hooray!!!! Maybe a back up pair is needed, though?

cak's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate WOOHOO!!! Wonderful!!

Kardamom's avatar

That is so funny! The Gods of retail looked down upon you and smiled.

augustlan's avatar

Looks like @blueiiznh was right! You wrote them off for good, and they turned up. Yay!

blueiiznh's avatar

The Puca knew you gave them up as gone and returned them.
How wonderful!!!!!

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

I cannot believe I missed my typo of “falled” instead of “fallen”. <hangs head in shame>

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blueiiznh's avatar

ty “previous challeneged post” for allowing me to reminisce this heartwarming quip.

GabrielsLamb's avatar

On my head looking for where in the hell I am

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