My Dad, who's turning 90 at the end of the month, and I have been coming to this Spa in Tennessee for some time now. I've come to learn that a certain phenomena will occur at least once and quite possibly a few times during our two week stay. When it does happen, I remain (try to) calm.
My Dad losses shit.
It could just be a "left behind" incident in which case usually either a guest or a Spa worker will return the item. Other times it's a lost where the "whatever" goes into some deep dark Tennessee abyss never to be seen again.
Most of the times the shit turns up. Which is why it's easy for me to stay calm. The worst one occurred a couple of year ago when he lost a bottle of medication that he needed to take twice a day. I remember the housekeeper going through the days dirty laundry searching for the damn bottle. We ended up at the ER late at night so he could get a single dose then a script.
Shit happens, right?
So here is what has happened so far during our first week's stay; the Left Behind items and their status:
1. Giant wrap around sun glasses - found
2. Two pair of clean socks, mine no less - reported and retrieved
3. Watch - I was going to type missing but as I was midway through this posting, the phone rang in the reading room where the computers are located, the person who answered shouted out "Jude! Your Dad's watch is in the office". reported and will be retrieved as soon as I hit publish post.
One thing is certain, my Dad is on a roll and this could turn into a stellar year!
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