I'd like to start this post by saying that I love my hubby. I could list a million things about him that I like. Tonight, however, I'm going to list one thing about him that drives me crazy. He's forgetful. I'm not talking once in a while forgetful. I'm talking ask him to take the garbage out and 30 seconds later he's standing in the kitchen scratching his head wondering why he's standing in the kitchen.
Sunday he threw his $150 tool box loaded with $200+ worth of tools and headed out to a friends house about 15 minutes from home to help him with his car. He told me when he left he'd be about 2 or 3 hours. Imagine my surprise when 30 minutes later I heard the truck pull into the driveway. He walked through the door and I asked what he had forgotten. Turns out he had forgotten to close the tailgate on the truck. He got to his friends house and realized this when the tailgate was already open for him and his tool box was missing. He had looked for it all the way back home and couldn't find it. He went back out and home again and couldn't find it. I drove out and home again so we could both look and we couldn't find it. I was sick to my stomach.
I called the town and state police and asked if anyone had turned in a tool box. No such luck. Monday he called the local radio swap program and let them know he had lost his box. They announced it for him twice. He called the paper and asked them to run an ad offering a reward for the person who had "found" it. It started yesterday. No luck.
Tonight his cell phone rang and I answered it. "Hello? Is this the person who lost the tool box?" Why yes, this is the person who lost the tool box. "I have it." Really? So I got my hubby to the phone and he got the dudes address. His wife found the tool box on the side of the road right at the top of our street and brought it home to her husband. So hubby drove the 20 minutes out to get his tool box. An hour later he returned with his tool box and all his tools. Less $40 for the reward.
I decided tonight that I needed to teach hubby a lesson. And we all know there's no better way to get the lesson to stick than doing something that really grabs the learnee's attention. Right?
The best part? He didn't notice it until he got out of the shower about an hour after I did it. I was hoping he wouldn't notice at all and someone at work would point it out to him tomorrow. Oh come on, you gotta admit it's a little funny.
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