Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Mystery of the Disappearing ......

.... Utensils.

Do you have that problem? I do. Every so often, my kitchen utensils go missing. This has been so after I had help at home.

The most common item lost is the vegetable peeler. It goes missing, no, it should read: "lost for good" every two to three weeks. Now I buy them by the dozen that the uncle at the shop thinks I am in business. My guess is that the helpers forget to set it aside after skinning the vegetables, and wraps and disposes them with the peel. However, they deny it. Where else could it have gone? I never had that problem when I had no help because I consciously put it aside every time after I use it. I would wash and keep it even before I dispose the vegetable peel.

I would say that is not so much of a mystery. The real mystery to me is my missing dessert forks and spoons. Every time before I host guests at home, I have to check that I have sufficient dessert forks and spoons. There is never enough even though everytime there is a sale, I would stock up on these. 10 of each at a time. I really dont understand how they can go walking away on its own, but it is always the case. Cant find any teaspoons or dessert forks.



Tell me: Is there a monster in my house that loves eating kitchen utensils?? Do you have that same monster in your home too?

:)

10 comments:

mumsgather said...

Prolly its the "help" that took it.

Iml said...

You mean the dustbin monster or the washing machine monster? I have two. My left socks alway go missing!!! Once awhile it coughs up coins, hairclips and a mess of tissue pulp!!

Yan said...

I don't have that problem with kitchen. I have one Indonesian helper. She seems to be able to keep those items.

Probably, you can keep the dessert forks or teaspoons that you use only during hosting of guests separate from the daily used spoons and forks?

I do have problem with my own things - especially the thumb drive! I have lost one after the other! I know it's my problem. The lucky thing is I don't keep files in my thumb drives. I only use it for transfer of files from my home computer to office computer or vice versa.

Now, I don't keep any thumb drive. How do I transfer files then? I save the document files in my gmail account. Then I can open them everywhere and on any computer!

mott said...

gosh...that's bad..what wud one do with dessert spoons/forks and a peeler...

actually, no...I don't wanna know...

eastcoastlife said...

kena kapo liao lah! I have missing items found in my neighbours' maids' luggage. And neighbours' items found in my store room. Get the picture?

stay-at-home mum said...

I really dont think the help took it. I think more like accidentally thrown away?!? Possible not? What would they want to do with so many forks and spoons and vegetable peelers?

iml
Oh yes, the socks are another problem. Looks like there are more than one monsters lurking around.

stay-at-home mum said...

Hi Yan,
Looks like that's another monster. Luckily I havent met it yet.

Mott
I dont want to know too!

ecl
Really ah? Oh dear. Must start checking my store room now.

Sweetiepie said...

Sometimes the helper or anyone of use would possibility throw it away with the left over food.I did throw it alot of time without noticing it.Ask your helper to carefully check everytime she clean the dishes.:)

bp said...

Hahaha! I think they could have been thrown away accidentally, like you said, wrap up in the papers or something, and all become garbage. Hopefully the dessert cutlery wasn't mistaken as disposables!

Over at our place, we have the sock, and the textbook/workbook monsters!!!

NomadicMom said...

yeah...definitely thrown away lah... If want to take also take more valuable stuff than potato peeler ler...