Many people seem to have an object that they have a bad relationship with. My daughter loses ear rings at an incredible rate. Some always seem to need a new watch while most of us only have fleeting relationships with pens before they either vanish or stop working long before they run out of ink. Mmy kids seem to have the same problem with memory cards for the PlayStation :-(
My personal problem is with potato peelers. I quite enjoy peeling potatoes but I like to do it sitting on the sofa, watching TV, with the peel going into a plastic bag that is on my lap. Like this I can happily work away doing potatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, etc without feeling that I am missing out.
So what is wrong with this? Well, nothing really, until the NEXT TIME I want to do some peeling. I can't find the peeler, where is it? I search the drawers and racks in search of the peeler, but it is nowhere to be found. Then the light goes on. I must have thrown it away with the peel. So next time we go shopping I buy a new one, which, sure as eggs is eggs, I promptly throw away a week or so later.
Why is this? It is not deliberate, and I have done it so many times that you would think I would have learnt by now! But no. Sometimes I feel like Marilyn Monroe in "Some Like it Hot", where she keeps falling in love with saxophone players, even though she knows they will dump her and break her heart (again). I keep buying new peelers and then throw them out with the peel.
Any suggestions for a cure? Anyone else do something like this?