There is a mystery in my kitchen. In the grand scheme of mysteries it is pretty small. In fact I don’t think it may even qualify as a full-fledged mystery but perhaps is closer to a moderate puzzlement. Nonetheless it is still bugging me and I want to know what is going on.
My cutlery is disappearing.
A few months back I noticed a fork was missing from my set. I will preface this by saying I have a lovely matched set of eight settings of stainless flatware. It was a gift from my family. That is all I have. No tangled mass is mismatched cutlery for me. I know exactly what I own. It never leaves my house, as I don’t take lunches with me to work. I don’t have a hungry dishwasher and every piece is hand washed by me. I don’t have a garburetor to accidentally eat my silverware or gaping drains to wash stuff away. The only thing I could think of was perhaps the fork was thrown out along with some take-out food containers. But I somehow doubt it. It is not like I have any wild food parties in my tiny apartment. It is mostly just me and I am pretty observant about stuff like that. Today I just realised a spoon is missing too. This is just plain weird. Where could it go? It is driving me crazy.
This is not the first time stuff has mysteriously vanished from my possession. When I first moved into my apartment it quickly became apparent to me that my undies where going missing from the laundry room. Specifically my black ginchies were slowly disappearing. We are not talking sexy lacy black slips of sin but very functional cotton bloomers. In total several pairs, actually six altogether, went bye-bye. This was very mysterious as the house tenants at that time were all female. Except for the house manager. Logic dictates to me who was most likely responsible. I have no proof and could never back up my suspicions but the thievery immediately stopped as soon as I told the caretaker what was happening. You do the math.
So what do you think? Any theories about there? Where are my forks and spoons going?